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Songwriter(s): Phil Colclough

Lyrics

Walking all the day, near tall towers
where falcons build their nests
Siver winged they fly,
they know the call of freedom in their breasts
Saw Black Head against the sky
with twisted rocks that run down to the sea
Living on your western shore,
saw summer sunsets, asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic sea
and sang a song for Ireland

Talking all the day with true friends
who try to make you stay
Telling jokes and news,
singing songs to pass the night away
Watched the Galway salmon run
like silver dancing darting in the sun
Living on your western shore
saw summer sunsets, asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic sea
and sang a song for Ireland

Drinking all the day in old pubs
where fiddlers love to play
Someone touched the bow,
he played a reel
it seemed so fine and gay
Stood on Dingle beach
and cast in wild foam we found Atlantic bass
Living on your western shore,
saw summer sunsets asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic sea
and sang a song for Ireland

Dreaming in the night I saw a land
where no man had to fight
Waking in your dawn
I saw you crying in the morning light
Lying where the falcons fly,
they twist and turn all in you e'er blue sky
Living on your western shore,
saw summer sunsets asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic sea
and sang a song for Ireland

Available on

The Very Best Of Mary Black Odd Releases 2014  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs Main Releases 2008 (1988) Remixed
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs DVD DVD/Video 2008 Bill Clinton Visit RTE (1995) and Gael Force with De Danann Tyrone Productions (1997)  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs - The Song Book Books 2008  
Mary Black Live Main Releases 2003  
Mary Black Live DVD/Video 2003  
The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 & Hidden Harvest Main Releases 2001 (2001 version) *2
Song for Ireland Odd Releases 1998  
Gael Force DVD/Video 1998  
Celtic Myst Compilations 1998 Mary Black  
Gael Force Compilations 1997 Mary Black with Francke Gavin and Alec Finn  
Looking Back Odd Releases 1995 (not on the CURB release)  
Women of the World - Celtic Volume I Compilations 1995 Mary Black  
The Mary Black Song Book Books 1993  
The Best Of Mary Black Odd Releases 1990  
By The Time It Gets Dark Singles/Promos 1988  
Collected Main Releases 1984
De Danann - Song for Ireland Other Artists 1983 Vocals: Mary Black