Galway Bay Lyrics

Bing Crosby


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: George Graff, Ernest R. Ball, Chauncey Olcott
album: Track 3 in album When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
release date: 1956
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop
styles: Celtic/Vocal/Easy Listening

Cover Art

Bing Crosby When Irish Eyes Are Smiling cover art
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If you ever go across the sea to Ireland
Then maybe at the closing of your day
You will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh
And watch the barefoot gossoons at their play

Just to hear again the ripple of the trout stream
The women in the meadows making hay
And to sit beside a turf fire in the cabin
And see the sun go down on Galway Bay

For the breezes blowing over the seas from Ireland
Are perfumed by the heather as they blow
And the women in the uplands diggin' prates
Speak a language that the strangers do not know

For the strangers came and tried to teach us their way
They scorned us just for being what we are
But they might as well go chasing after moonbeams
Or light a penny candle from a star

And if there is going to be a life hereafter
And faith I am sure there's going to be
I will ask my God to let me make my heaven
In that dear land across the Irish sea


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • 2 The Rose of Tralee
  • 3 Galway Bay
  • 4 My Girl's an Irish Girl
  • 5 How Can You Buy Killarney?
  • 6 Eileen
  • 7 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
  • 8 That Tumbledown Shack in Athlone
  • 9 Danny Boy
  • 10 I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
  • 11 The Isle of Innisfree
  • 12 Tobermory Bay