Take me back to Castlebar

Lyrics

I’m waiting for John Murphy’s van to take me to the site
I’ve been working seven days a week, from morning to dark night
And I step inside the van and gently close the door
The first thing that they ask me’s what I did the night before?

Chorus
Take me back to Castlebar, in the county of Mayo
It’s the only place in Ireland, I’m longing for to go
Where they greet you with a friendly smile and they bid you time of day
When I set me foot in old Mayo I never more will stray

Dirty Jack the ganger man, he talks about the times
Himself and old John Murphy worked deep down in the mines
He says he meets him often at the Dorchester Hotel
If you want to make promotion boy, get down and dig like hell
Chorus


Notes


Song Clip


County

Mayo

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter