"Isle of Inisfree" as written by and Dick Farrelly....
I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say
But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away
And precious things are dreams unto an exile
They take him o'er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens he's an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Inisfree

And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city, wondrous though it be
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
I'm once again back home in Inisfree

I wander o'er green hills through dreamy valleys
And find a peace no other land would know
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow
And then into a humble shack I wander
My dear old home and tenderly behold
The folks I love around the turf fire, gathered
On bended knees, their rosary is told

But dreams don't last
Though dreams are not forgotten
And soon I'm back to stern reality
But though they pave the footways here with gold dust
I still would choose my Isle of Inisfree

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"The Isle of Inisfree" as written by Richard Farrelly

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    General CommentSince I heard it in a concert by a troupe of comely, talented Irish lasses, I'll venture to guess that it's an Irish folk song. It sounds like a typical tale of separation, probably written during the period of Irish diaspora. Reminds me of "Van Diemen's Land", "Danny Boy," "Forget Me Not", and a few other songs of similar topic and meter. I'd like to know if anyone knows who wrote it and whether or not Inisfree is an actual place.
    Folk Junkieon July 14, 2007   Link
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    slavik1098on March 27, 2016   Link

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