The Town I loved so well

I my Memory
I wil always see,
The Town that I
have loved so well
Where our Scool played Ball
by the Gasyard Wall
And we laughted
through the Smoke and the Smell
Going home in the Rain
Running up the Park Lane
Passed the Jail
and down behind the Fountain
Those were happy days
in so many, many ways
In the Town I loved so well

In the early Morning
the shirt Factory Horn
called Women from Creggan,
The Moor an The Bog
While the Men on the Dole,
played a Mothers role
Fed the Children,
and then trained the Dog
And when times got tough
There was just about enough
But they saw it through without complaining
For deep inside
was a burning pride
In the Town I love so well

There was Music there in the Derry Air
Like a Language that we
all could understand
I remember the Day
that I earned my first Pay
When I played
in a small pick up Band
There I spent my Youth
and to tell the truth
I was sad to leave it all behind me
For I´d learned about Life
and I´d found a Wife
In the Town I loved so well

But when I´ve returned
how my Eyes were burned
To see how a Town
could be brought to its knees
By the armoured Cars,
and the bombed out Bars
Ane the Gas
that hangs on to every Breeze
Now the Armys installed
by that old Gas Yard Wall
And the damned barbed wire
gets higher and higher
With their Tanks and their Gund
Oh my God what have they done
To the Town I loved so well

Now the Music´s gone
but they carry on
For their Spirits been bruised
never broken
They will not forget
but their hearts are set
On tomorrow
and Peace once again
For what´s done is done
and whats won is won
And what´s lost is lost and gone forever
I can only pray
for a bright grand new Day
In the Town I loved so well