The Irish Rebel Music of Pádraig Mór...
(Saoirse & Shebeen)

Padraig Mor -- The Irish Rebel Music Of Padraig Mor (Saoirse & Shebeen)

Padraig Mor -- The Irish Rebel Music Of Padraig Mor (Saoirse & Shebeen)

TOWN I LOVED SO WELL (P.Coulter)

1

In my memory I will always see

The town that I have loved so well

Where our school played ball by the gas yard wall

And we laughed through the smoke & the smell

Going home in the rain running up the dark lane

Past the jail & down behind The Fountain

Those were happy days in so many many ways

In the town I loved so well

2

In the early morning the shirt factory horn

Called the women from the Creggan, the Lone Moor & the Bog'

While the men on the dole played the mother's role

Fed the children & then trained the dogs

And when times got rough there was just about enough

And they saw it through without complaining

For deep inside there was a burning pride

In the town I loved so well

3

There was music there in the Free Derry air

Like a language that we all could understand

And I remember the day that I earned my first pay

When I played with a small pick-up band

There I spent my youth & to tell you the truth

I was sad to leave it all behind me

For I'd learned about life & I'd found myself my wife

In the town I loved so well

4

But when I returned how my eyes they did burn

To see how my town had been brought to it's knees

By the armoured cars & the bombed out bars

And the gas that hangs on to every breeze

Now the brits are installed by that old gas yard wall

And their damned barbed wire gets higher & higher

With their tanks & their guns oh dear God what have they done

To the town I loved so well

5

Now the music it's gone but they still carry on

For their spirits been bruised never broken

They will not forget still their hearts they are set

On tomorrow & peace once again

For whats won is won & whats done is not done

And whats lost is not lost nor gone forever

I can only pray for a bright brand new day

In the town I loved so well