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Lyrics: "The Green Fields of Gaodth Dobhair"



Down past Dunlewy's bonny lakes
one morning I did stray
until I reached sweet Clady banks
where the silvery salmon play
I strolled around through old Bunbeg (An Bun Beag)
and down along the shore
and gazed with admiration on the green fields of Gaodth Dobhair.

I visit Magheraclougher
on Middleton Heights I stand
beneath me lies the ocean wide
and Magheragallen Strand
those sandy banks so dear to me
those banks I do adore
behind me lies sweet Derrybeg (Doirí Beaga) and the green fields of Gaodth Dobhair.

The bonny isle of Gola (Gabla)
and Inishmean so near
I see the little fishing fleet
as it lies along the peer
I wandered through the grave yard where
those've gone before
that once lived happy and content by the green fields of Gaodth Dobhair.

I see sweet Inish Oirthir
and far off Tory Isle (Toraigh)
I view the ocean liners
as they steam along in style
and bore the Irish emigrants
with hearts both sad and sore
as they gazed on own Tir Chonaill hills and the green fields of Gaodth Dobhair.

--Performed by Clannad
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