City of Chicago Lyrics

Christy Moore


album: Track 4 in album The Christy Moore Collection 81-91
release date: 1991
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:18

Cover Art

Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 cover art
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To the City of Chicago,
As the evening shadows fall,
There are people dreaming,
Of the hills of Donegal.

Eighteen forty seven,
Was the year it all began,
Deadly Pains of hunger,
Drove a million from the land,
They journeyed not for glory,
Their motive wasn't greed,
Just a voyage of survival,
Accross the stormy sea.

To the City of Chicago,
As the evening shadows fall,
There are people dreaming,
Of the hills of Donegal.

Some of them knew fortune,
And some them knew fame,
More of them knew hardship,
And died upon the plain,
They spread throughout the nation,
Rode the railroad cars,
Brought their songs and music,
To ease their lonely hearts.

To the City of Chicago,
As the evening shadows fall,
There are people dreaming,
Of the hills of Donegal.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Ordinary Man
  • 2 Mystic Lipstick
  • 3 Lakes of Pontchartrain
  • 4 City of Chicago
  • 5 Faithful Departed
  • 6 Don't Forget Your Shovel
  • 7 Delirium Tremens
  • 8 Knock Song
  • 9 Messenger Boy
  • 10 Lisdoonvarna
  • 11 Voyage
  • 12 Missing You
  • 13 The Night Visit
  • 14 Biko Drum
  • 15 The Time Has Come
  • 16 Easter Snow
  • 17 Bright Blue Rose
  • 18 The Reel in the Flickering Light
  • 19 Nancy Spain
  • 20 Ride On