The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

My City Londonderry on the Foyle (V)

Tonight I dream about my Maiden City
I'll go back to the days I spent there as a boy
I'll dream about the friends I left behind me
In my city Londonderry on the Foyle

Well my mother writes to me here twice weekly
and she tells all the things are going on
and she tells me of the bombings and the shootings
In my city Londonderry on the Foyle

But tonight I lie upon my bed i'm dreaming
I am dreaming of the friends I left behind
and I dreamt about my sweetheart in the Fountain
In my city Londonderry on the Foyle

But once more i'm coming home aboard a steamship
On Lough Foyle once more im passing by Culmore
and I see those old grey walls still firmly standing
there round my city Londonderry on the Foyle

I can see the old Cathedral it's still standing
and not far away the old memorial hall
and I see the Crimson Banner still proudly floating
O'er my city Londonderry on the Foyle
O'er my city Londonderry on the Foyle
O'er my city Londonderry on the Foyle

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