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A Song Written by Dan O'Hara


Around the Cuilcagh Mountains
There’s a rugged, lovely spot
It stands in County Cavan 
Beside the Shannon Pot 
There’s Glan, the Barrs, Blacklion 
Going down the auld long braes 
Where I rode my old black bicycle
For fifteen bob a day

 

I once was down in Texas
In a town called Sannintone
I met a man McGovern 
I said you’re far from home 
I said my name's Maguire 
And my first name it is Dan 
And if you are McGovern 
Then you surely come from Glan

Around the Mountains of the Barrs 
I saw my first TV 
In good old Barney Carson’s 
Where I watched it wondrously 
With Kathleen and the family 
Sure they made me feel at home 
Around the Cuilcagh Mountains where 
I once had a home

Now I’m standing in Manhattan 
With only three days more 
When once again I’ll step upon 
Old Erin’s shore once more 
Then I’ll make a final promise 
That I never more will roam 
From Around the Cuilcagh Mountains where 
I once had a home 
The Cuilcagh Mountains once again 
Will be my Home Sweet Home


by Dan O'Hara

 

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