We Dreamed Our Dreams lyrics

by The Fureys

We dreamed our dreams
As we walked in the Wicklow by-ways
Your promise came like a lark's refrain
Warm and true
And I gave my promise too

We dreamed our dreams
As we kissed in the summer gladness
But soon I cry, it would be good-bye
Then you'd be gone
Like the swallows, you'd be gone

With autumn's chill on our hills
I stood alone
I called your name
But heard the silence
Where are you now?

As I linger where vows were whispered?
Another spring the sweet bird sing
I feel the pain
Did we dream our dreams in vain?

[Instrumental]

We dreamed our dreams
As we walked in the Wicklow byways
Your promise came like a lark's refrain
Warm and true
And I gave my promise too

With autumn's chill on our hills
I stood alone
I called your name
But heard the silence
Where are you now?

As I linger where vows were whispered?
It's another spring the sweet bird sing
I feel the pain
Or we dreamed our dreams in vain?

Song Details

The Fureys
The Fureys & Davey Arthur

Music & Lyrics: Dick Farrelly (Irish songwriter) - best known for writing the ever popular Isle Of Innisfree.

Brief: The song is about a man who has fallen in love - with dreams of a happy life together where promises were shared and vows whispered. For whatever reason the relationship ends and he now stands alone, feeling the pain of a love lost and left wondering if his dreams were in vain.

Category: Irish Love Song

Popular Recording Artists: The Fureys & Davey Arthur (featured), Cathy Ryan, Sean Keane, Cherish The Ladies ft. Maura O'Connell, Sinead Stone & Gerard Farrelly...

Logo The Fureys & Davey Arthur first recorded this song in 1988 on their album, The Scattering


Dick Farrelly

Born: Richard Farrelly on Feb 17, 1916 in Kells, County Meath, Republic of Ireland
Died: Aug 11, 1990 at age 74
Occupations: Songwriter, policeman, poet
Music Styles: Irish songs, ballads and film themes... more
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