Connemara Cradle Song

Lyrics

On wings of the wind o’er the dark rolling deep
Angels are coming to watch o’er thy sleep
Angels are coming to watch over thee
So list to the wind coming over the sea

Chorus
Hear the wind blow dear, Hear the wind blow
Hang your head over and hear the wind blow

Oh winds of the night may your fury be crossed
May no one that’s dear to our island be lost
Blow the wind gently, calm be the foam
Shine the light brightly to guide them home
Chorus

The currachs are sailing way out in the blue
Laden with herring of silvery hue
Silver the herrin’ and silver the sea
And soon there’ll be silver for baby and me
Chorus

The currachs tomorrow will stand on the shore
And Daddy goes sailing, sailing no more
The nets will be drying, the nets heaven blessed
And safe in my arms dear contented he’ll rest
Chorus

Galway 1

Songs of Galway


Notes

Clip – Tom Donovan



County

Galway

Song Themes

Songs of the sea

Songwriter