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Tipperary's My Dream (Ryan's Fancy) video
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When your eyes smile you take me
to the green fields back home,
Where the Shannon and the cuckoo say
I should never have roamed;
Then I think back to the morning,
the mist rising like steam,
And I hold Tipperary in my mind like a dream.

Oh, your mountains and your valleys,
your fields and your streams,
Gentle voices, kind people, Tipperary's my dream.

The sounds of the hurling
as I look past the crowd,
Towards the peaks of the Galtees
as they drift through the clouds;
When you promised you loved me
as we walked through the glen,
And I swore upon Cashel
that we'd come back again.

Oh, your mountains and your valleys,
your fields and your streams,
Gentle voices, kind people, Tipperary's my dream.

Oh, I often remember those nights long ago,
When the fiddle joined the whistle
as the turf fire burned low;
And the songs and the stories,
the look on each face,
Take me back through my memories
till I live in that place.

Oh, your mountains and your valleys,
your fields and your streams,
Gentle voices, kind people, Tipperary's my dream.

Where the Golden Vale slopes
by the sweet pastures green,
Like a patchwork of farms
sweep along with the stream;
It's there that my heart lies wherever I be,
When I think of our love, Tipperary I see.

Oh, your mountains and your valleys,
your fields and your streams,
Gentle voices, kind people, Tipperary's my dream.

####.... Denis Ryan/Bill Gough ....####

Recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Irish Love Songs, trk#8, 1982, Boot Records, Mississauga, Ontario).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

Notes:
1) Tipperary - inland county of Munster province in Ireland.
2) Shannon - longest river in Ireland, part of which separates Tipperary from County Clare to the west.
3) Galtees - Ireland's highest inland mountain range located in Ireland's Golden Vale across parts of Limerick, Tipperary, and Cork counties.
4) Cashel - one of Ireland's most spectacular landmarks, rising above the surrounding plain and dominating the land route southward.
5) Golden Vale - area surrounding the town of Tipperary, so designated for the surpassing richness of its soil.


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