Sweet Tyrone

Lyrics

As I wonder at the wild heather growing
With the sweetness on the hillside as it blows
I will treasure this moment for as long as I live
For what lies ahead tomorrow, no-one knows
Then the songbird it sings, with all the joy that it brings
Just to hear the sweet melody of home
As I leave for the last train departing,
I will long for my Sweet Tyrone

 
As I travel o’er the lands with many stories
And I tell of the places I have been
I’ll remember the heather that grows on the hills
So my memories won’t fade like a dream
And the songbird will sing, for its melody will bring
Back to me the sweet memories of home
As I leave for the next train departing
I will long for my Sweet Tyrone

 
When I’m finished and my journey’s finally over
And it feels like the end is coming near
I will pick up the strength to travel one last time
For to lay me down in a place so dear
And the songbird will sing, for its melody will bring
Some joy and comfort when I’m gone
When I leave for the next life departed
They will lay me down in Sweet Tyrone
They will lay me down in Sweet Tyrone


Notes

Words and Music by Martin Delaney


Song Clip


County

Tyrone

Song Themes

Nostalgia

Songwriter