5000 miles away from Sligo

Lyrics

An old map I have found, so in thoughts I am bound
For old Ireland’s green mountains and streams
To the land of my heart through the heart of my land
I am wandering tonight in my dreams

As I view Sligo bay, and not so far away
There’s Colloney and the girl I once knew
And my eyes start to fill as I think of Lough Gill
In this map, they have it coloured in blue

I’m 5000 miles away from Sligo
Wondering why I ever had to go
I’m 5000 miles away from Sligo
Pretending I’m on my way back home

Tubbercurry is there and there’s Balasadare
Ballymote holds memories for me
From the Ox mountain range to the coastline of Grange
There’s Roscommon to Letrim to see

So from Sligo and home, once again I must roam
Back along along on highway eighty-three
And my memory’s are gold, in this atlas I fold
And return here to reality

I’m 5000 miles away from Sligo
Wondering why I ever had to go
I’m 5000 miles away from Sligo
Pretending I’m on my way back home
Pretending I’m on my way back home


Notes



County

Sligo

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter