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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

The Carlow Song

To write a song like any man, is what I wish to do
To tell about the place I love, in words both fine and true
And let the one who's never seen, the beauty of my home
Imagine in his nightly dream, the place where I come from.
On Leinster's Mount above the vale the nine stones standing proud
A blackbird perched upon a rock his song he sings aloud
The tombs of kings and Chieftains, they lie many on the land
From Borris to Rathvilly towns they built by naked hand.
The barrow carves her course so wide through gently rolling hills
Her water giving life to the lands as over rock she spills
Past Leighlinbridge and Mhuine Bheag a flowing to the sea
The nature by her riverside is a pure delight to me.
From Clonegal to Ballon town you'll find no finer sights
And south to Ballymurphy beneath the Blackstairs heights
The Abbey of Saint Molling where they bowed their heads to pray
As the sun it rose above the hills at the dawning of the day.
In Carlow town her castle stands a beacon to our past
Of how a troubled nation has found a way to last
Through blood was spilled around her stones and mothers cried in pain
Now flowers grow among her halls in sweet free Irish rain.
Every child of God they surely love the place where they belong
And every corner of the earth is praised in its own song
And my song is about the place where I was born and raised
I'll love my County Carlow until my dying days.
Lyrics by Brendan Harding 2005 Music by Bernard Jennings
Source: Michael Purcell c2005

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