Believe Me, Sligo

Lyrics

On the road that runs from Sligo back to town again
Round Knocknarea, by Strandhill and the Glen
In March when sidelong twilight sets the land aflame ?
I used to wander: tell me, where’s the blame ?

For I could not walk the town for fear my heart would drown,
Half-sunk a hundred times by girlish frowns
A stranger there no stranger you will ever see
Than me, who loves all that in Sligo be

Now, half the world between me and that side-lit land
I bless all those in Sligo’s dreaming stands
Of sycamore and whin, likewise the lucky man
Who finds, as I, his heart at her command

I was born to walk the road that runs from there to here
To learn to love and never have to fear
For when I die, I shall have reached the common span
And learned the lessons God has made for man.

Though time has turned my face away from Knocknarea
And brought me far from there and better days
So long as I’ve a mind for loving memory
Believe me, Sligo, I will drink to thee
So long as I’ve a mind for loving memory,
Believe me, Sligo, I will drink to thee.


Notes

Written by Thom Moore, who lived in Sligo from 1971 – 1977


Song Clip


County

Sligo


Songwriter

Thom Moore