Phil Coulter - The Shores of the Swilly Lyrics

By the shores of the Swilly, two children at play
The king of the castle, the queen of the may
Just me and my sister, in a world of pretend
Where the sun would keep shining, the day never end

By the shores of the Swilly, now with kids of our own
Another year over, and see how they've grown
Then we'd watch the last sunset, and walk arm in arm
Till I see you next summer; God keep you from harm
And if I was a flier who crashed now and then,
she would put me together and fly me again.

[ Piano ]

And if I was a flier who crashed now and then,
she would put me together and fly me again.
By the shores of the Swilly, with an aching inside
I'll watch as her body is raised from the tide...
Her life has been taken, and I'll never know why
but I feel in that moment, a part of me died...

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Lake of Shadows
  • 2 Sunlight on the Water
  • 3 Farewell to Inishowen
  • 4 The Flight of the Earls
  • 5 The Star of the Sea
  • 6 The Lough Swilly Railway
  • 7 For Those in Peril on the Sea
  • 8 The Lonesome Boatman
  • 9 The Year of the French
  • 10 The Shores of the Swilly
  • 11 Back to the Island
  • 12 Vive la Hoche
  • 13 Prayer for the Fishermen
  • 14 Take Me Home
  • Credits
    album: Track 10 in album Lake of Shadows
    release date: 2001
    popularity : 562 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Classical Folk, World, & Country
    length: 4:13
    vocal: Sinéad O’Connor
    performer: Sinéad O’Connor
    composer: Phil Coulter
    Album Information
    label: Windham Hill Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 019341161721
    script: Latin