THE COMERAGH GIRL

POEM OR SONG?

 

THE COMERAGH GIRL

 The Comeragh girl sang a song…she sang a song of love

She sang about the curlew in the skies high above

She sang about the sunrise, and the burning feel of heather

And the long lonely sunsets in every kind of weather

 

(chorus) But she never sang about the times we danced together

How we kissed in the moonlight and pledged true love forever

Oh yes, we kissed in the moonlight and pledged true love for ever

 

The Comeragh girl said she had to go…go and find some lost treasure

I said I would go with her, that it would be my greatest pleasure

But she said she had to go, and go alone or not at all

And I heard her singing softly above the curlew’s lonely call

 

(chorus) But she never sang about the times we danced together

How we kissed in the moonlight and pledged true love forever

Oh yes, we kissed in the moonlight and pledged true love for ever

 

The Comeragh girl came home last week, and the crowds all lined the way

To see her Mahon valley homeland she had left for far away

No more she’ll sing about the curlew, or the boats out in the bay

But my Comeragh girl is home…she is finally home to stay

 

(chorus) But she never sang about the times we danced together

How we kissed in the moonlight and pledged true love forever

Oh yes, we kissed in the moonlight and pledged true love for ever

(C) Tom O’Brien

 

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