Belfast mill

Lyrics

At the east end of town, at the foot of the hill
There’s a chimney so tall, it says Belfast mill
But there’s no smoke at all coming out of the stack
For the mill has shut down, and it’s never coming back

Chorus
And the only tune I hear is the sound of the wind
As she blows through the town, weave and spin, weave and spin

There’s no children playing in the dark narrow streets
For the mill has shut down, it’s so quiet I can’t sleep
(chorus)

The mill has shut down, ’twas the only life I know
Tell me where will I go, tell me where will I go
(chorus)

I’m too old to work and I’m too young to die
Tell me where will I go, my family and I
(chorus)


Notes

Recorded by The Fureys and Davey Arthur


Song Clip


County

Antrim

Song Themes

Nostalgia

Songwriter