I'll go back to Glenamaddy

Lyrics

Bells were pealing over London, midnight hour rang loud and clear
As I walked along the pavements, thinking of old Ireland dear
When I heard a young man crying, and his cries were loud and clear
‘God be with my friends in Galway; God be with my mother dear’

I’ll go back to Glenamaddy, to the place where I was born
Just to meet my friends and neighbours after Mass on Sunday morn
Back to see Kiltullagh’s waters, Gortnagier and Shannagh More
How I’d love to be in Esker just to cross the bogs once more

I’ll go back to Glenamaddy where I first set out to roam
There I’ll settle down for ever, and no more I’ll yearn for home
Back to see my friends in Barna, Ballyhard and Glassillaun
Carrintubber and Cloonminda, it’s the sweetest place I know

London town can be so lonely, parted from your friends so dear
But at home in Glenamaddy, there is plenty of good cheer
Songs and dances in Cloonlara, in Ardeevin and Clooncon
So I’ll say goodbye to London, and go home and join the fun

I’ll go back to Glenamaddy, to the place where I was born
Just to meet my friends and neighbours after mass on Sunday morn
Back to see Kiltullagh’s waters, Gortnagier and Shannagh More
How I’d love to be in Esker and in Glenamaddy once more


Notes


Song Clip


County

Galway

Song Themes

Nostalgia

Songwriter

John Duggan