Carlingford Bay

Lyrics

There’s an old winding road taking me to the mountains
And down to the sea far below
From the bloom on the bush comes the sound of the thrush
Through the woodlands I left long ago.

CHORUS
So keep those wheels a-turning.
Tell the folks I’m coming home to stay
Where I played as a child with my heart free and wild
Down the lough shores near Carlingford Bay

I would sweep with my hurl through the green growing meadows
And dance till the dawn of the day.
I would stand on the deck of a staunch fishing smack
While the girls wave goodbye from the Quay
Chorus

What fools men can be when a strange land is calling
And oh, how it makes young men blind
For the years slipped away as I toiled night and day
For a fortune I never did find
Chorus


Notes

Written by Paddy McGuigan



County

Louth

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter