spancill hill lyrics – corrs

last night as i lay dreaming
of pleasant days gone by
my mind being bent on rambling
to ireland i did fly

i stepped on board a vision
and followed with the wind
till next i came to anchor
at the cross near spancill hill

’twas on the 23rd of june
the day before the fair
when lreland’s sons and daughters
and friends *ssembled there

the young, the old, the brave, the bold
came their duty to fill
at the parish church at cluney
just a mile from spancill hill

i went to see my neighbors
to hear what they might say
the old ones were all dead and gone
the young one’s turning gray

i met the tailor quigley
he’s bold as ever still
sure he used to mend my britches
when i lived at spancill hill

i paid a flying visit
to my first and only love
she’s fair as any lily
and gentle as a dove

she threw her arms around me saying
johnny i love you still
she was meg the farmer’s daughter
and the pride of spancill hill
she was meg the farmer’s daughter
and the pride of spancill hill

/ corrs lyrics