Counting the miles

Lyrics

CHORUS
Nearer to Laois every mile I go
Back to old Erins green shore
Back once again where I long to be
In the county I do adore

Deep in the midlands of Erin
There’s a county I’m longing to see
Though its been many years since I left there
It holds such fond merories for me
Sweet County Laois, you’re my homeland
To me, nowhere else is the same
And now that I am boarding this jet plane
Your face, I will see again
Chorus

There’s Mount Melic, Mount Charles, and Port Laois
Rathdowney, the Swan, Kilmahoe
It still holds such beautiful memories
Of days I spent there long ago
Ballyfin, Ballyrone ,Ballylinen
The beauty of Comras so fair
Your heavenly mountains and valleys
Once more I will breath your air
Chorus

Though its been many years since I’ve been there
Your always in my dreams
I’ve never forgotten those places
So often I’ve been there, it seems
Your rivers and streams are so peaceful
Your people so gentle and kind
My foot steps at last are returning
To where I’ll find peace of mind
Chorus


Notes


Song Clip


County

Laois

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter