Mudcat Café message #111779 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10527   Message #111779
Posted By: Jeremiah McCaw
06-Sep-99 - 02:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: various songs (mostly Irish)
Subject: Lyr Add: MY GREEN VALLEYS (Glen Reid)^^
Here it be ...


MY GREEN VALLEYS
Glen Reid

Oh the seagulls are callin' and the wind is in the sails
And she's fast moving out to the sea
On a ship bound for St. Johns three thousand miles away
A human cargo: my comrades and me

It hurts me to think of the things I left behind
'Though the famine has blackened the land
And to look now for something that I may never find
It's a problem that's now close at hand

chorus:
Fare thee well, green valleys, God keep you the same
If only in my mind you'll be
I'm sailing dark waters for far Amerakay
And never more my green valleys to see

There's a fever a-ragin' and the winds have died away
And our journey may no longer be
'Though the plague is a shadow that lingers night and day
Warmer thoughts of green valleys I see

chorus twice and repeat last line
Lyrisc posted by Glen here (click) Added to DT.
-Joe Offer-