Heaven around Galway Bay

Lyrics

When they told me that Ireland was heaven
I said, that’s where I’m longing to stay
Then an emigrant boy said, “That’s my land
If you please sir, I’ll show you the way”
You will see smiling faces that greet you
With ‘Cead Mile Failte’ a stór
And a candle burns bright in the window
Of a cabin with only one door

When you see the moon rise over Claddagh
Where the golden sun kisses the sea
Then you’re on the right road sir, for heaven
For it’s heaven around Galway Bay

In the church on the hill in the moonlight
You’ll hear a sweet angel voice sing
She’s the angel who’s heart I may gladden
When I give her my gold Claddagh ring
The old lady who smiles so divinely
At the sound of the bell stops to pray
Just you say to her “God save you kindly”
And to heaven she’ll show you the way

When the old fashion lady who greets you
Says ‘come in sir, you’re welcome to stay’
Then you’re on the right road sir, for heaven
For it’s heaven around Galway Bay

Galway 1

Songs of Galway


Notes

Written by Eamon O’Shea.

Clip – Tom Donovan



County

Galway


Songwriter