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GUEST,Seamus Lyr Req/Add: Black Sod Bay? / Blacksod Bay (30) Lyr Add: BLACKSOD BAY (Irish) 04 Dec 02


These are the lyrics to Blacksod Bay as best as I have been able to gather from a local band here in Western Massachusetts. One part I am uncertain about is "Solyen"-- I have written this phonetically. I am sure that is not the proper spelling.

BLACKSOD BAY

It was Boston city gave me birth so many years ago
My forbears came from Ireland, from Erris in Mayo
The place they boarded ship to leave I often heard them say
It was lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

And now that I have come once more to dear old Erin's shore
To view ancestral homestead in the parish of Kilmore
To see myself the place they left upon that summers day
And lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

I landed down in Bingham's town where I met people grand
I told them what had brought me back to dear old Ireland
They showed me where my people lived before they went away
Near lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

I stood enchanted by the scenes that soon did reach my eyes
This lovely land my people left when they were forced to fly
The fields so green, the skies so blue upon that summers day
And lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

I'm going back to Boston town, but not there to reside
I'll take my wife and family across the ocean wide
The evening of my life I'll spend when I come back to stay
Near lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay
Near lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay


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