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Lovely Derry on the Banks of the Foyle

Jim Brannigan

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jimbrannigan
15.01.07 | 04:34 GMT
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Celtic Folk
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Oh, I know a wee spot, Â’tis a place of great fame,
And it lies to the North, now IÂ’ll tell you itÂ’s name.
Â’Tis my own little birthplace, and itÂ’s on Irish soil,
Sure, they call it lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

Now I courted a wee girl, her age was nineteen.
She was the fairest colleen that ever youÂ’ve seen,
For her cheeks were like roses and her hair waved in coil,
And she came from lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

By those banks I have roamed, in the dear days gone by,
With my dear girl I strolled, not a tear, not a sigh.
Her fair charms without equal, from the Nore to the Moyle,
Oh, sweet maid from lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

But now cruel misfortune drove me from my home.
Â’Twas my fate in deep sorrow to sail oÂ’er the foam,
And now from dark strangers, in grief I recoil,
While I pine from dear old Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

Oh, mind when I left her, for to cross oÂ’er the sea,
For to try and make a fortune, for Mary and me,
How I cried when I left her, but my tears fell in toil,
Far away from dear old Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

I was young, I was wild, like the rest of the boys.
I had not many sorrows nor yet many joys.
I worked hard for a living, all day I did toil,
Far away from dear old Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

I was fearing that another had a place in her heart,
And that from me my darling forever would part,
That no more she would brighten with her sweet sunny smile,
My dear home in lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

For my true love was buxom, and a fine girl to see.
That she won my affection, all my friends did agree,
And I long for to wed her, on our own native soil,
Though IÂ’m far from dear old Derry on the banks of the Foyle.

But a wee bird came flying from over the sea,
And he brought me a letter from my true love to see,
Saying “Come home, my darling, to your native soil,
And I’ll wed you in lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle.”

Now, when I make a fortune, then to home I will go,
To the dear land of my boyhood, to the sweet girl I know.
I will build her a mansion, and no more need we toil,
Far away from lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle

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excellent

Posted: 03:57h Thu Feb 01

mghasson

THIS SONG HAS MANY MEMORIES FOR ME YOU REALLY SING IT VERY WELL JIM VERY GOOD

Posted: 06:13h Wed Oct 22

virtualgran

dyo do danny boy?
beautifull song this. they dont build em like this anymore.

Graff_shoe

Posted: 06:12h Sat Feb 14

madnation80

"dyo do danny boy?"
I'll try to get it on the next album.
No promises though.

Jimbrannigan

Posted: 08:05h Fri Mar 06

jimbrannigan

Nice check out my song?

http://carbonlogic.co.uk/artist/china-aster/combination-style

Posted: 22:22h Thu Jun 21

olimar5

lovely version jim a real diamond amongst the crap in here

Posted: 08:37h Fri Jul 06

knoxyskool

lovely version jim a real diamond amongst the crap in here

Posted: 08:37h Fri Jul 06

knoxyskool

you hang in here jim -youre embarressing the rest

Posted: 15:41h Fri Aug 10

knoxyskool

you hang in here jim -youre embarressing the rest

Posted: 15:41h Fri Aug 10

knoxyskool

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