Green glens of Antrim

Lyrics

Far across yonder blue lies a true fairy land
With the sea rippling over the shingle and sand
Where the gay honeysuckle is luring the bee
And the green glens of Antrim are calling to me
If only you knew how the lamp of the moon
Turns a blue Irish bay to a silver lagoon
Imagine the picture of heaven it would be
Where the green glens of Antrim are calling to me

Soon I hope to return to my own Cushendall
‘Tis the one place for me that can outshine them all
I know every stone, I recall tree
Where the green glens of Antrim are calling to me
I would call at a cabin close down by the shore
I’d knock with my heart at that wee cabin door
While the sun showered its gold in the lap of the sea
And the green glens of Antrim are welcoming me

‘Tis alone my concern if the grandest surprise
Would be shining at me out of somebody’s eyes
‘Tis my private affair what my feelings would be
While the green glens of Antrim are welcoming me
I’d be where the people are simple and kind
Among them the one who’s been aye in my mind
I’d pray that the world would in peace let me be
Where the green glens of Antrim are heaven to me

Antrim 1

Songs of Antrim


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County

Antrim

Song Themes

Nostalgia

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