Galway Bay Song Lyrics and Chords

Johnny Paycheck

Foster and Allen - Galway Bay

 

Galway Bay Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Paycheck

 

Galway Bay
Recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Written by Arthur Colaham
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If you ever go across the sea to  
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Ireland
 
Then maybe at the closing of your  
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day
 
You will sit and watch the moon rise over  
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Claddagh
 
And  
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see the sun go down on Galway  
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Bay
 
Just to hear again the rippling of the  
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trout 
 
stream
 
See the women in the meadows making  
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hay
 
And to sit beside a turf fire in the  
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cabin
 
And  
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watch the barefoot gossoons at their  
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play
 
For the strangers came and tried to teach us  
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their 
 
way
 
They scorn us just for being what we  
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are
 
But they might as well go chasing after  
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moonbeams
 
Or  
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light a penny candle from a  
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star
 
And if there’s going to be a life  
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hereafter
 
And somehow I am sure there’s going to  
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be
 
I will ask my God to let me make my  
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heaven
 
In  
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that dear land across the Irish  
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sea
 
So I can  
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watch the sun go down on Galway  
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Bay

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Galway Bay?
– The song Galway Bay was sang by Johnny Paycheck.

 

Who is Johnny Paycheck?
– Johnny Paycheck (born Donald Eugene Lytle May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003) was an American country music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Grand Ole Opry member notable for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”. He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a force in country music’s “outlaw movement” popularized by artists Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed due to drug, alcohol and legal problems. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s and his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000. In 1980, Paycheck appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits (season 5).

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