Green and the blue

Lyrics

CHORUS
Don’t turn to look on the green hills of Antrim
Fermanagh’s behind you, it’s time to move on.
Look onwards to Glasgow and all your tomorrows
The future lies there, and it’s waiting for you
As the green crosses over to meet with the blue

And what was the sense when the wee ones were crying
The cries of the hungry, no sense to remain
No prayer could recover a sister or brother
So farewell to Fermanagh, the praying is done
Chorus

The land that you leave has had to many martyrs
And too many lives that have perished in vain
And too many boats slipping out from its harbours
With cargoes that never came homewards again
Chorus

If the wings of the eagle could carry you over
To the land of the prairie, then surely you’d fly
But an ocean’s so wide and a far distant country
So far from your own land is no place to die
Chorus


Notes

Lyrics by Alan Reid


Song Clip


County

Fermanagh

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter