Hills of Killenaule

Lyrics

Through a lonely Allen bog, I heard the lark above
From Ballinure to Knockavardagh call
And the thrush and blackbird’s trill
Ballintogher and Springhill
It’s so lovely ’round the hills of Killenaule

CHORUS
Alone Slievenamon rules over all
That Mull’nahone in song did recall
It’s nice in Drangan and Cloneen
St. Johnstown and Farnaleen
But it’s lovely ’round the hills of Killenaule

On a lonely Dunguib road, I heard a banjo play
The melody sent magic through my soul
And I heard a love song rare
Fill the rich Rathmoley air
It’s so lovely ’round the hills of Killenaule
Chorus

On Ballynonty’s slopes, I heard the pheasant call
In Lanespark, the hare bounds best of all
And through Cooldine’s lonely gorse
Ran the foxhound, and the horse
It’s so lovely ’round the hills of Killenaule
Chorus


Notes

Songwriter Liam O’Donnell came to my studio in Dublin in 1986 to make the first ever recording of this song. Since then, it has been recorded by Louise Morrissey and several other artists.


Song Clip


County

Tipperary


Songwriter