I'll follow you father wherever you go,
I know the roads well,
we can be strong together.
With a drink in our chest we'll be strong, we'll be strong.

While I love you dear mother, now, don't you frown,
I'll be back some day without the gray skies.
We'll have supper, together again, we'll have supper, once again.

It's a long way home.
It's a long way home to Donegal.

So farewell my beauty, my sweet young girl,
I'll see you again, I'll marry you as well,
we'll make love, have sweet children, and make love, once again.

Then December the 12th, a letter it came,
It read son, your young love was slain by a fever last night,
Oh no, I never saw her again

It's a long way home.
It's a long way home to Donegal.

Oh say so my brother, wherever we roam,
I love you like the places we go,
and our friends smoke cigarettes, and they're friends, best of friends

Oh now there's Irish blood in our English years.
We fight with our fists and swallow our fears,
and be strong, with a drink in our chest we'll be strong, we'll be strong.

It's a long way home.
It's a long way home to Donegal.



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