The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Dark Island (V)

Away to the westward, I'm longing to be
Where the beauties of heaven, unfold by the sea
Where the sweet purple heather, blooms fragrant and free
On a hill-top, high above the Dark Island

Oh Isle of my childhood, I'm dreaming of thee
As the steamer leaves Oban, and passes Tiree
Soon I'll capture the magic, that lingers for me
When I'm back, once more upon, the Dark Island

So gentle the sea breeze, that ripples the bay
Where the stream joins the ocean, and young children play
On a strand of pure silver, I'll welcome each day
And I'll roam forever more, the Dark Island

True gem of the hebrides, bathed in the light
Like a midsummer dawning, that follows the night
How I long for the cry, of the seagulls in flight
As they circle high above, the Dark Island

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