Woods of County Louth

Lyrics

Though I’ve travelled all over by car and bus and train
And sometimes even by horse and cart, ah-ha
Of the thirty-two counties of Ireland there is one
Which has a special place in my heart, ah-ha
Where the people are kind and the weather is mild
And the flowers in the spring in the fields grow wild
And it brings back thoughts of me as a child
Though I’ve been North, West and South
Where the sea is blue and the mountains too
And the Dee river sparkles with a silvery hue
And the trees grow green
In the woods of County Louth, ah-ha

I can still remember the days I spent on the mountains
Looking down on beautiful Carlingford Bay, ah-ha
And the happy times spent on the banks of the Boyne
Lazily fishing for salmon in the middle of May, ah-ha
And I still have happy thoughts of my days in Dundalk
And of sunny Sunday evenings on the beach at Blackrock
To arrive in Clogherhead around eleven o’clock
Just in time to see the fishing boats go out
By tradition we are told in Ardee, CuChulainn bold
Fought his friend Ferdia in the days of old
While the trees were growing green
In the woods of County Louth, ah-ha

Come tomorrow I’m thinking of catching that northbound train
And travelling back, as once I vowed, ah-ha
And the Drogheda bridge will carry me home
To the fields and the streams and the trees of County Louth, ah-ha
Where the people are kind and the weather is mild
And the flowers in the spring in the fields grow wild
And it brings back thoughts of me as a child
Though I’ve been North, West and South
Where the sea is blue and the mountains too
And the Dee river sparkles with a silvery hue
And the trees grow green
In the woods of County Louth, ah-ha


Notes

Larry Magnier and Hugh McKitteric


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Louth


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