Most of this is already in the Digital Tradition, and in Cathy's post above. But for the sake of completeness:
Thread #57933 Message #913745
Posted By: Stewart
19-Mar-03 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: genealogy and folk music
Subject: RE: genealogy and folk music
Here's a song my friend Cathy Ross wrote after her first trip to her ancestral home in Ireland. It is on her recent self-released CD "Times of Summer Sun". You can email her about purchasing a copy.
Home To Ireland
-Cathy Ross, Copyright 1998
I went over to Ireland to just say hello
To honor ancestors who left long ago
But when I saw the green hills and the mist rolling slow
I knew that my heart had come home
CHORUS:I've come home to Ireland from 200 years
To people with faces like looking in mirrors
We sang some old songs, and we cried some old tears
And I knew that my heart had come home.
I wandered the lands my ancestors had known
Killarney, Kilkenny, Tralee and Tyrone
And wherever I'd go, 'twas "come in and sit down"
And I knew that my heart had come home
From the north to the south, they told one wish to me
Peace for all Ireland, united and free
For a land with no borders except for the sea
A land with one heart and one home.
Cheers, S. in Seattle