uparrowMy Heart’s Tonightuparrow

Andy Irvine

In the town of Scariff the sun was shining in the sky
When Willie Clancy played his pipes and the tears welled in my eyes.
Many years have passed and gone since the times we had there
But my heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.

CHORUS

My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
In the sweet Miltown Malbay, it's there I'd love to be
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
My heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.

That August in Kilrush when the rain was lashing down
And our hotel was that hay barn on the outskirts of town.
We were all sick and feverish and Dolan had the flu
But Johnny produced some whiskey and the sun came smiling through.

Those nights in Sixmilebridge when the songs and music flowed
And when it came to closing time sure the lights were turned down low
And the sergeant from Kilkishen he would buy us all one more
And we never left that pub before the clock was striking four.

Lahinch and Ennistymon, Liscannor and Kilkee
But best of all was Miltown when the music flowed so free
Willie Clancy and the County Clare I'm ever in your debt
For the sights and sounds of yesterday are shining memories yet.

CHORUS

My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
In the sweet Miltown Malbay it's there I'd love to be
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
My heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.
In the days of Sweeney in the sweet County Clare.



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