THE ROAD TO DUNMORE
Words and music by Robbie O'Connell c.1987
As sung by Robbie O'Connell on "Clancy, O'Connell & Clancy"
1. I was walking the road to Dunmore
One evening as often I've done,
And my heart was as heavy as stone.
I was thinking of times that are gone,
When we walked arm in arm on the shore
And we watched the waves roll on the sea
Never thinking that there'd come a time
They'd be rolling between you and me.
2. And it's many's the tide now has turned
Since I stood all alone on the quay
And I watched as you waved your farewell
And you left a heart breaking in me;
But if I were a prince or a king
And had money and treasure in store,
I'd travel the whole world wide
And not rest 'til I'd found you once more.
3. And it's many's the morning I'd wait
For the letters you promised to send
And I counted the hours of each day
'Til we'd both be united again
And they say that in time love grows cold
And it fades like the morning dew
But time will not alter my mind
For I know that I can't forget you.
4. I have money enough for one glass
But maybe my credit will hold
For in memories I'm rich as a king
Though they can't warm a heart when it's cold
So I'll drink to the times that are past
And the days when we walked on the shore
And to you I will raise up my glass
For I know that I'll ne'er see you more.
Also on "The Love of the Land" (Green Linnet-GLCD 1097).