Hills of Kerry

Lyrics

CHORUS
The palm trees wave on high along the fertile shore
Adieu the Hills of Kerry I ne’er will see no more
Oh why did I leave my home, oh why did I cross the sea
And leave the small birds singing around you sweet Tralee ?

The noble and the brave have departed from our shore
They’ve gone, they’ve gone to fight the war where wild, the canons roar
No more they’ll see the shamrock, the plant so dear to me
Or hear the small birds singing around you sweet Tralee

No more the sun will shine on that blessed harvest morn
Or hear our reaper singing in a golden field of corn
There’s a balm for every woe and a cure for every pain
But the smiling face of my darling girl I will never see again
Chorus

Kerry 1

Songs of Kerry


Notes

Clip – Brendan Moriarity



County

Kerry

Song Themes

Crimean War

Songwriter