[D]When they told me that Ireland was[G] heaven,
I said, [A7]"That's where I'm longing to[D] stay."
emigrant voice said "that's[G] my land
if you[D] please Sir, I'll[A] show you the[D] way."
You will see smiling faces that greet you
with a "Cead Mile Failte" at store
and the candle burns bright in the
of a cabin with only one door.
When you[G] see the moon rise over[D] Claddagh
and the golden sand[G] kisses the[A] sea
then you're[D] on the right
road Sir for[G] heaven
for it's[D] heaven a[A]round Galway[D] Bay.
In the church on the hill in the moonlight
you can hear a sweet angel voice sing
It's the angel whose heart I might
when I give her my gold Claddagh ring.
And the carling who smiles so divinely
at the sound of the bell stops to pray
just you turn and say"God let she
and to heaven she'll show you the wa