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Collected Song For Ireland
Credits: Phil Colclough
Appears On: Collected
Language: English


Walking all the day
Near tall towers where falcons build their nests
Silver-winged they fly
They know the call of freedom in their breasts
Saw Black Head against the sky
With twisted rocks that run down to the sea

Chorus (after each verse):
Living on your western shore
Saw summer sunsets, asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic sea
And sang a song for Ireland

Talking all the day
With true friends who try to make you stay
Telling jokes and news
Singing songs to pass the night away
Watched the Galway salmon run
Like silver dancing, darting in the sun

Drinking all the day
In old pubs where fiddlers love to play
Someone touched the bow
He played a reel, it seemed so grand and gay
Stood on Dingle beach and cast
In wild foam we found Atlantic bass

Dreaming in the night
I saw a land where no man had to fight
Waking in your dawn
I saw you crying in the morning light
Lying where the falcons fly
They twist and turn all in your e'er blue sky