Sligo right down to Spain

Lyrics

Drain your cup and smile your smile
Tell him goodbye for a while
Then turn away from holy Knocknarea
And weather that’s all surprise
‘Bright spots with lashing winds and rain
From Sligo right down to Spain’

Here’s a tale of love and woe
A woman meets a man who shows
He’s the right one; father, son, and lonely host
That’s all that she needs to know
‘Bright spots with lashing winds and rain
From Sligo right down to Spain’

Right man, wrong time, love sublime
Winds in Sligo blow, blow you ‘cross that line

One last time, walk where you will
Up the river to Lough Gill
Just hold your lies: undo those ties
And part while the day is still
‘Bright spots with lashing winds and rain
From Sligo right down to Spain’

Go back home, go far away
Where sun and strangers fill the days
Sunshine to burn away your shame
And strangers to shape your clay
‘Bright spots with lashing winds and rain
From Sligo right down to Spain’

Where you go and what you say
Will never, never be the same
No love song can ever hold a flame
To the radio’s cold refrain
‘Bright spots with lashing winds and rain
From Sligo right down to Spain’


Notes

This song was written by Thom Moore at the behest of Sligo entrepreneur Aidan Mannion who felt a good song could do for Sligo what Cavan Girl had done for Cavan.


Song Clip


County

Sligo

Song Themes


Songwriter

Thom Moore