That Land I Love So Well

Tommy Makem

Come with me and I'll take you to the land of my fathers

Where wild heather mountains look out to the sea

You will find hearts as kind as the soft winds of summer

And a warm welcome waiting for you and for me


In that land of song and story

In that land where legends dwell

In that land enshrined in glory

In that land, that land I love so well

Let your feet walk the green hills where heros have battled

For freedom and honour and glory and right

Where the birds sing the praises of men who were gallant

The first in the fray and the last to take flight


You can roam the sweet meadows when the flowers are all blooming

Or fish the bright waters forgetting all care

You can sing with the lark when she welcomes the morning

Or hunt for the pheasant, the fox and the hare


If your bones they are weary and your mind is uneasy

The struggle with life, it is taking its toll

Come with me to a green land of laughter and legend

There's rest for the body and peace for the soul