Ebbing tide at Limerick

Lyrics

I left my love in Limerick
In Limerick near the sea
I sailed away from Limerick
The whole wide world to see
I wrote my love no letter
To say where I might be
And so my love in Limerick
She pined away for me

CHORUS
The ebbing tide at Limerick
Bears the Shannon to the sea.
Now it carries me from Limerick
And my love no more I’ll see

When I returned to Limerick
To Limerick near the sea
My love had wed another
I had stayed too long away
Once more I’m leaving Limerick
Fate has dealt a cruel hand
I’ll end my days a toiling
In some far, far distant land
Chorus

Limerick 1

Songs of Limerick


Notes



County

Limerick

Song Themes

Love spurned

Songwriter

Reg Keating