eXpertGenealogy
Research Specialties
Try our new website
World  professional researchersWorld researchers
Europe professional researchers Europe researchers
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland professional researchers UK researchers
United States of America professional researchers USA researchers
Research specialties
Products & Translation
Professional members
travel, archive research
Family record lookups
Create a family project
Specialty combinations
Maps of Genealogists
expertGenealogy home
Info for professionals
Contact
Genealogy Resources
Genealogy Databases
Surname Meanings
Family history search
AA Increase Text Size
eXpertGenealogy links
Websites for research
Bookmark to Favorites

Bookmark and Share

Follow on Twitter Become a Facebook Fan
Team Approach Limited
©2003-2015 Team
Approach Limited

All rights reserved

 
tabHistoric Videos tab  tab British tab  tab Irish tab  tab American tab  tab Historic Music tab

The Homes of Donegal

I've just stepped in to see you all
I'll only stay a while
I want to see how you're gettin' on
I want to see you smile.
I'm happy to be back again
I greet you big and small
For there's no place else on Earth just like
The Homes of Donegal.

I always see the happy faces
Smiling at the door
The kettle swinging on the crook
As I step up the floor.
And soon the tay-pot's fillin' up
Me cup that's far from small
For your hearts are like your mountains
In the Homes of Donegal.

To see your homes at parting day
Of that I never tire
And hear the porridge bubblin'
In a big pot on the fire.
The lamp a-light, the dresser bright
The big clock on the wall
O, a sight serene celestial scene
In the Homes of Donegal.

I long to sit along with you
And while away the night
With tales of yore and fairy lore
Beside your fires so bright.
And then to see prepared for me
A shake-down by the wall
There's repose for weary wand'rers
In the Homes of Donegal.

Outside the night winds shriek and howl
Inside there's peace and calm
A picture on the wall up there's
Our Saviour with a lamb.
The hope of wandering sheep like me
And all who rise and fall
There's a touch of heavenly love around
The Homes of Donegal.

A tramp I am and a tramp I've been
I tramp I'll always be
Me father tramped, me mother tramped
Sure trampin's bred in me.
If some there are my ways disdain
And won't have me at all
Sure I'll always find a welcome
In the Homes of Donegal.

The time has come and I must go
I bid you all adieu
The open highway calls me forth
To do the things I do.
And when I'm trampin' far away
I'll hear your voices call
And please God I'll soon return unto
I'll hear your voices call
And please God I'll soon return unto
The Homes of Donegal.

I long to see your smiling children
Smiling by the door
The kettle boiling on the hearth
Smiling by the door
The kettle boiling on the hearth
As I walk up the floor.
And then to see a welcome free
For travellers one and all
For your hearts are like your mountains
In the Homes of Donegal.

I'd like to stay along with you
And while away the night
With fairy lore and tales of yore
Beside the turf fire bright.
And then to see laid out for me
A shake-down by the wall
For there's rest for weary wand'rers
In the Homes of Donegal.

The time has come for me to go
And bid you all adieu
For the open highway calls me back
To do these things I do.
But when I'm travelling far away
Your friends I'll recall
And please God I'll soon return unto
The Homes of Donegal.

Donegal, Pride of All

Family History Researchers