A modern song of homesickness by Tommy Sands, once again pertinent for those who have had to leave their homes due to the international recession.
Sands is a singer, songwriter, and broadcaster from County Down, Northern Ireland. This song is back on the current set list for Danú, who you’ll see performing it on their live concert DVD “Danu – One Night Stand” in the video below.
When you’re out walking, and there’s no one near you
But a voice keeps calling and you hear your name
It’s not the leaves or the whispering breezes
It’s me that’s calling you back again
Oh can you hear me? Oh can you hear me
As you roam through lonely London town?
When evening’s falling you’ll hear me calling
“Come on home now to the County Down”
Do you remember the fiddlers playing
The songs and stories the whole night long?
‘Tis little then that you thought of leaving
It seems so strange now that you are gone
The fish are dancing on Clanrye River
The teams are sporting in old Glenvale
My heart no longer can lead the cheering
When you’re not playing, it’s a different game
I’m always thinking that things are changing
And that they’re building a factory tall
And young ones needed again in Newry
But I still need you the most of all