Sing Irishmen Sing lyrics

by Corrib Folk

Sing, Irishmen, sing
So the sound of your voices will ring
And let the world know, that it really is so
Sing, Irishmen, sing.

I dream of that beautiful picture
No more need we think of the past
They're singing and dancing in Ireland
And the people are happy at last.

The sound of the gunfire is missing
Their rifle will bring no more pain
They're singing and dancing in Ireland
And the people are happy again

Sing, Irishmen, sing
So the sound of your voices will ring
And let the world know, that it really is so
Sing, Irishmen, sing.

There's laughter in Belfast and Derry
You'll hear it ring out in the air
Through Cavan, Kilkenny and Kerry.
Through Leitrim, Mayo and Kildare.

No more need the little ones suffer
There's sunshine where once there was rain
They're singing and dancing in Ireland
And the people are happy again.

Sing, Irishmen, sing
So the sound of your voices will ring
And let the world know, that it really is so
Sing, Irishmen, sing.

The streets are all crowded with dancers
And music rings over the land
I've never seen people so happy
Oh boys I can tell you it's grand

I know it's only a dream now
But my hopes will always remain
To see the sun shine over Ireland
And the people are happy again.

Sing, Irishmen, sing
So the sound of your voices will ring
And let the world know, that it really is so
Sing, Irishmen, sing
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Song Details

Corrib Folk
Corrib Folk

Writer: Unknown

Brief: The greatest weapon the Irish have possessed throughout centuries of hardship is their music and their never ending desire to sing. Every Irish folk song tells a story - beautifully conveyed through a 'music' that is distinctively unique.

References:
Belfast - capital and largest city of Northern Ireland
Derry - city of Northern Ireland northwest of Belfast.
Cavan - county town of County Cavan in Ireland. The town lies in Ulster, near the border with Northern Ireland.
Kilkenny - town in the south-east part of Ireland and the county town of County Kilkenny in the province of Leinster.
Kerry - a county of the south west Republic of Ireland, in the West Munster province
Leitrim - a county in Ireland in the province of Connacht and part of the Border Region.
Mayo - a county in the west of Ireland - part of the province of Connacht and is named after the village of Mayo.
Kildare - a town in County Kildare, Ireland in the province of Leinster and part of the Mid-East Region.

Category: Irish Folk Song

Covers: The Blazers, The Barley Corn, John Connolly...

Sing Irishmen Singby The Corrib Folk is featured on the album Ramblin' Irishman (Aug 23, 2013)


Corrib Folk

Origins: Northern Ireland
Formed: 1972 - Bellfast
Genre: Folk Music, ballads
Foundation Members: Barry Nelson - mandolin, tenor banjo & acoustic guitar; Jim Moran - G-Banjo (5-string Banjo) & vocals; Liam Barr - guitar, bodhrán & vocals
18 months later:
Stevie Regan: Tin whistle& Flute
Early 1974:
Sean O'Neill: guitar & vocals

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