Gortnamona

Lyrics

Long, long ago in the woods of Gortnamona
I thought the birds were singing in the blackthorn tree
But oh, it was my heart that was ringing, ringing, ringing
With the joy that you were bringing, oh my love, to me

Long, long ago in the woods of Gortnamona
I thought the wind was sighing round the blackthorn tree
But oh, it was the banshee that was crying, crying, crying
And I knew my love was dying far across the sea

Now if you go through the woods of Gortnamona
You hear the raindrops creeping through the blackthorn tree
But oh, it is the tears I am weeping, weeping, weeping
For the loved one that is sleeping far away from me

Long, long ago in the woods of Gortnamona
I thought the birds were singing in the blackthorn tree
But oh, it was my heart that was ringing, ringing, ringing
With the joy that you were bringing, oh my love, to me


Notes


Song Clip


County

Offaly

Song Themes

Requiem

Songwriter

Percy French