Cottage by the Lee


’Tis well I know that often folk keep wondering
When in my eyes a far-off look they see
And can it be the cause of all my dreaming
What is this dream so very dear to me ?
And truth to tell ’tis often I go roaming
In dreams along the road of memory
To where my heart finds consolation
Within that lovely Cottage by the Lee
My home sweet home I fondly cherish
The dear ones there mean all to me
And in this world, if there can be a heaven
I’m sure it’s in that Cottage by the Lee

’Tis well I stand outside that cottage doorway
And gaze across corn fields of gold
To hear the stream go rippling by the meadow
Or watch the shepherd call his fold
From down the lane, that winds behind the garden
The blackbird greets the smiling summer morn
And as his music echoes o’er the valley
You smile and bless the day that you were born
Yes that’s my dream, my dream of homeland
And though a rover I might be
I found that I have left my heart behind me
Within that lovely Cottage by the Lee

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Dick Farrelly