I Dream of Ireland

I Dream of Ireland

Amanda West's picture

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Amanda says: I love writing trad Irish songs, but don't often actually do it. So tonight after too much metadata entry, I needed a break and set to it Smile

Collab would be nice Smile (please read my collab notes on my profile page)

UPDATE 31st August: @coolparadiso is going to musicate this Smile

John says: I loved the words as soon as i saw them and it sang the whole song to me without a thought! I really enjoyed doing this one thx Amanda

Lyrics: 

v1
Long gone was the time when I rode across land
Feeling the push of the wind on my face
I cannot remember the time offhand
When I last stood strong on the soil of home

Chorus
Not a night goes by
When I don't dream
Of a raven haired lass once admired
Not a day goes by
When I don't dream
Of the hills of my home in old Ireland

v2
There was also a girl with hair oh so black
She loved me with passion as only she could
But then I was young and too laid-back
I left her alone on the quay at Rosslare

Chorus
Not a night goes by
When I don't dream
Of a raven haired lass once admired
Not a day goes by
When I don't dream
Of the hills of my home in old Ireland

v3
But more than the girl it's the land that I miss
The wet heavy air and the smell of the earth
Tasting the lips of a fairy's kiss
And knowing your home will always be there

Chorus
Not a night goes by
When I don't dream
Of a raven haired lass once admired
Not a day goes by
When I don't dream
Of the hills of my home in old Ireland



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

I really like these! I am playing around with some irish stuff at the moment (in fact i am playing a bit with an irish band - had to retune my guitar))! I would love to have a crack at this one - is that OK ( ive already written some music and im pretty excited about it)

tcelliott's picture

Very well written. I love the rhythm in your lines and that last verse is excellent. This is a good one.

kahlo2013's picture

Really well written with deliciously vivid images that take me to Ireland - such a beautiful place! I love the sense of longing for both a person and a place. Very powerful!

cindyrella's picture

I have written some Irish songs and love them. This is so Irish and good! If you have time, look up the Irish group Connla. Saw them in person wow

benjo's picture

Agree with everything above

I'm half Irish, so my ears always prick up
when I see/hear something Irish
reading the lyric I was blow away
you do give that real Irish feel to this
musically you painted some fantastic images
loved it

kahlo2013's picture

The music is absolutely gorgeous and conveys the beauty and longing of the message so well. I’ve visited Ireland a few times and worked in Belfast for a bit and became quite smitten with a fellow scientist there - but she did not have raven hair...and she did have a boyfriend... sigh...

cindyrella's picture

Oh how wonderful! I loved the lyric and now, what a song. Love it!

billwhite51's picture

excellent lyric in a time honored tradition, and johns vocals bring it to vibrant life

musicsongwriter's picture

Fantastic lyrics and music. I love the folk feel, beautiful vocals and instrumentation. Beautiful atmosphere. Lovely collaboration.
Nadia

Jerry Pettit's picture

These great lyrics really inspired a nice, authentic Irish vibe. I love Irish music and you guys have it down! Great job!