Who Sang Spancil Hill? Paddy Reilly

Release information
Release Date: 1973
length: 3:17
One night as I lay dreaming of pleasant days gone by
My mind was bent on rambling to Ireland I did fly
I stepped on a vision and I followed with the wind,
When at last I came to anchor at the cross of Spancill Hill.
Then on the 23rd of June the day before the fair,
When Ireland's sons and daughters and friends a**embled there.
The young, the old, the brave and the bold came their duty to fulfill
At the Parish Church in Clooney a mile from Spancill Hill.

I went to see my neighbours, to hear what they might say,
The old ones were all dead and gone, and the young ones turning grey
I met the tailor Quigley, he's as bold as ever still,
Sure he used to make my britches when I lived in Spancil Hill.
I paid a flying visit to my first and only love,
She's as fair as any lily and gentle as a dove
She threw her arms around me, saying "Johnny, I love you still"
Ah she's Ned, the farmer's daughter, the pride of Spancil Hill

I dreamt I held and kissed her as in the days of yore
"Oh Johnny you're only joking, as many's the time before"
The c*** he crew in the morning, he crew both loud and shrill,
When I woke in California, many miles from Spancil Hill.

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Spancil Hill
  • 2 Coming of the Road
  • 3 Sam Hall
  • 4 Come to the Bower
  • 5 Deportees
  • 6 Dollymount Strand
  • 7 Irish Soldier Boy
  • 8 Matt Hyland
  • 9 The Orange and the Green
  • 10 Jim Larkin
  • 11 James Connolly
  • 12 The Lark in the Morning