Bring me a shawl from Galway

Lyrics

Bring me a shawl from Galway, a purple shawl from Galway
’Twould only show the love I know for Christy in a small way
May day, my day, it will be ages till Friday
All Arranmore and Innishmaan will tar their currachs and come along
With the sea-breeze helping our summer song
And the blue sky beaming on my day

Bring me a shawl from Galway, bring creamy lace from Galway
Where moonlight beams o’er crystal streams, thro’ every day and all day
May day, my day, sailing the waters on Friday
All Arranmore and Innishmaan will tar their currachs and come along
With the sea-breeze helping our summer song
And the blue sky beaming on my day

Bring me a silken snow-white neckerchief
Like the moonlight and creamy lace
Like dazzling foam upon the rocks in sunlight

All you could bring from Galway, bright ocean pearls from Galway
Would not compare with love I bear for Christy ever and alway
Galway, Galway, bring Christy Ryan from Galway
I want him here in Innisheer for every day and all day
Sure ’tis no one knows but Widow Rose
The longing I have for my day


Notes

A Song of the Aran Islands
Words : Crawford Neil – Music: J. M. Crofts


Song Clip


County

Galway

Song Themes

Songs of the sea

Songwriter

J M Crofts