Farewell Ireland

Lyrics

`tis sad to leave your home and wander
Thro’ lands afar to go
To bid good-bye to those around you
But fate has willed it so
I take a last glimpse of you Erin
And soon I’ll cross the sea
For evermore to be an exile
And roam away from thee

Chorus
Farewell Ireland, good-bye comrades all
Now I’m leaving you and Donegal
You may sing come back to Erin
When I’m miles across the sea
There’s no need to roam
Why not come home ?
But there is no home for me

Once I was my mother’s darling
Her pride, her hope, her joy
How I miss those fond embraces
Of youthful days gone by
No parents now or friends to guide me
All alone am I
How it breaks my heart to leave you
Ireland. home, good-bye
Chorus


Notes


Song Clip


County

Donegal

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter

Thomas P Keenan