Dublin Town in 1962


Me kids said Dad, just tell us one more time
About when you were young and in your prime
And the way that you met Ma, all the things you saw
Tell us about the things you used to do
I closed my eye and rolled the years away
Everything’s the same as yesterday
How could I forget the summer when we met
In Dublin town in 1962.

All the days were sunny, all the skies were blue
In Dublin town in 1962.

We climbed the hill of Howth and down again
We walked home from the Pillar in the rain
We courted in the park where the lights glow in the dark
We danced in Clery’s and the Metropole
We crossed the Ha’penny bridge at evening tide
It felt so good to have her by my side
We watched the Mailboat sail
Paper-boys cried Herald or Mail
In Dublin town in 1962

Like many more we kissed it all goodbye
We sailed away to give our luck a try
In the land across the sea that’s been good to you and me
Where our children played like we once used to do
Me kids said Da, that’s really quite a tale
We know you have the spirit of the Gael
And we have no regrets we’re very glad you met
In Dublin town in 1962


Written by Dermot O’Brien, accordion player and captain of the 1957 All-Ireland football championship winning team.

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