These are the lyrics to COUNTY DOWN by Tommy Sands. The version I have is performed by Danú on their 'The Road Less Travelled' album and it's truly lovely. If anyone has the chords I'd love to have them!
Oh, and Beannachtai na féile Padraig!
COUNTY DOWN - Tommy Sands
When you're out walking, and there's no one near you,
But a voice keeps calling and you hear your name,
It's not the leaves or the whispering breezes.
It's me that's calling you back again.
CHORUS: Oh can you hear me? Oh can you hear me
As you roam through lonely London town?
When evening's falling you'll hear me calling,
"Come on home now to the County Down."
Do you remember the fiddlers playing,
The songs and stories the whole night long?
'Tis little then that you thought of leaving.
It seems so strange now that you are gone.
The fish are dancing on Clanrye River.
The teams are sporting in old Glenvale.
My heart no longer can lead the cheering.
When you're not playing, it's a different game.
I'm always thinking that things are changing,
And that they're building a factory tall,
And young ones needed again in Newry,
But I still need you the most of all.
As for 'There Were Roses' chords (beautiful song! see Cara Dillon's album 'Sweet Liberty')
I play on Capo 1
My [G] song for you this evening it's [C] not to [D] make you [G] sad
Nor for [Em] adding to the [D] sorrows of our [C] troubled Northern [G] land
But lately I've been thinking, and it [C] just won't [D] leave my [G] mind
To [Em] tell you of two [D] friends one time who were [C] both good friends of [G] mine
There were [C] ros- [G]es, [C] ros- [G]es
There were [C] ros- [G]es
And the [Em] tears of the [D] people ran [C] together [G]