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The Road to Drumleman

05:13
Jennifer Culley Curtin
Words: Willie Mitchell / Tune: Tony Cuffe

Story

I learned this song years ago from an Ossian album.  I later found out that Tony Cuffe had only written the tune, the words he got from a song by Willie Mitchell.  When I started recording "Comfort" I went back and listened to Tony singing it and realized that I had changed the tune slightly myself - ah the folk process!

Lyrics

Road to Drumleman

Oh the springtime returns to the Laggan again

And the larks sweetly sing o’er the green fertile plain

I’ll take the road that is dearest to me

The road to Drumleman that winds tae the sea.

For I’ve made many friends there on every green mile

And the folks always greet me with a wave and a smile

If I spend all my days here, its happy I’ll be

On the road to Drumleman that winds tae the sea.

For we sat round the fireside when the winter winds blew

And we laughed and we sang till the night was weel through

Then we’d have a good dram and a wee cup of tea

On the road to Drumleman that winds tae the sea.

And the long summer days when we tramped the hills o’er

To spend hours at the Eenans or the Creggans wild shore

And the soft summer twilight made shadows to flee

On the road to Drumleman that winds tae the sea.

Now these days passing swiftly bring changes I know

And as time marchs on from this place we must go

But I’ll ever remember while the heart beats in me

The road to Drumleman that winds tae the sea.

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