Dublin lyrics

by The Fureys & Davey Arthur

She says he must go, like wise you did so
For a week maybe two, you try to forget
Refuse to give in, but you can't help thinking
Of her beauty, she beckons again
Beckons you home once again.

Take me back to the one I love
To her beauty, she beckons again 
Take me back to the one I love
To her beauty she beckons again
Beckons me home once again 

On you'r return you find nothing has changed 
She protects, she provides, for her own. 
She'll meet you half way, she sends you on your way. 
And her beauty she beckons again
Beckons you home once again. 

Take me back to the one I love
To her beauty, she beckons again 
Take me back to the one I love
To her beauty she beckons again

Dublin, sweet Dublin 
Welcomes me home once again
Dublin (Take me home) sweet Dublin
Welcomes me home once again
Dublin (Take me home) sweet Dublin 
Welcomes me home once again
Dublin (Take me home) sweet Dublin
Welcomes me home once again...

Song Details

Miami Showband Monument
Memorial to the 3 dead band
members - Parnell Square, Dublin
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Writer: Paul Ashford - (1950 - 2011) - Bray, Co Wicklow, Dublin, Ireland

Brief: The story about the love of ones town and homeland - in this case Dublin, Ireland. Throughout the entire song the author references Ireland as 'She' and 'Her'... she protects, she provides, her beauty etc. He leaves for a short while but is beckoned to return to a loving and welcoming town he so dearly calls home.

Please Note:
The author of the song was a member of The Miami Showband which was very popular in Ireland in the 1960's and 70's. Paul Ashford joined the band with four other musicians in 1967 after four other members left. The showband had it's fair share of upheavals with band members coming and going, but the most tragic of circumstances relates to the Miami Showband Killings. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

On 31 July 1975, five members of the band were travelling by minibus back to Dublin from a gig in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. At the townland of Buskhill, outside of Newry, they were stopped at a bogus military checkpoint by gunmen dressed in British Army uniform, who ordered them to get out and line up by the roadside. The gunmen were members of a loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).Two gunmen hid a time bomb on the minibus, but it exploded prematurely and killed them. The remaining gunmen then opened fire on the band members, killing O'Toole, McCoy and Geraghty and wounding Lee and Travers. Two serving Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers and one former UDR soldier later received life sentences after having been found guilty of murder. Miami Showband Killings

Category: Irish Folk

Logo Dublin by The Fureys & Davey Arthur is featured on the album Steal Away (January 31, 2014).

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