Lovely Leitrim lyrics and chords

The chords to Lovely Leitrim are presented in the key of A. The lyrics were written by Phil Fitzpatrick and are about an emigrant who misses his homeland.

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A 
Last night I had a  
D 
pleasant dream, I  
A 
woke up  
E7 
with a  
A 
smile
 
I dreamed that I was  
D 
back again in  
 
dear old Erin’s  
E7 
Isle
 
I  
A 
thought I saw Lough  
D 
Allen’s banks in the  
 
valley down be
E7 
low
 
It  
A 
was my lovely  
D 
Leitrim where the  
A 
Shannon 
 
 
E7 
waters 
 
 
A 
flow

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I felt enchanted by the scene of grandeur and delight
So I strolled on to Carrick Ton before the dark of night
I passed Sheemore, that fairy hill, where flowers fine to grow
And I saw the grave of Finn MacCool where the Shannon waters flow

I next did visit Fenagh town with her famous abbey walls
Where the teaching of the holy monks once echoed thro’ her halls
I stood with reverence on the spot, reluctant far to go
From the town of Saints and Sages where the Shannon waters flow

My eyes are dimmed and wet with tears – I must be dreaming still
I thought I saw those heroes who died on Selton Hill
But the fog is lifting from the scene, and I am forced to go
And leave the land so fair and grand where the Shannon waters flow

In all the lands that I have been, throughout the East and West
In all the lands that I have seen, I love my own the best
And if I ever return again the first place I will go
Will be to lovely Leitrim where the Shannon waters flow

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[A]Last night I had a [D]pleasant dream, I [A]woke up [E7]with a [A]smile
I dreamed that I was [D]back again in [(Bm)]dear old Erin’s [E7]Isle
I [A]thought I saw Lough [D]Allen’s banks in the [(Bm)]valley down be[E7]low
It [A]was my lovely [D]Leitrim where the [A]Shannon [E7]waters [A]flow

I felt enchanted by the scene of grandeur and delight
So I strolled on to Carrick Ton before the dark of night
I passed Sheemore, that fairy hill, where flowers fine to grow
And I saw the grave of Finn MacCool where the Shannon waters flow

I next did visit Fenagh town with her famous abbey walls
Where the teaching of the holy monks once echoed thro’ her halls
I stood with reverence on the spot, reluctant far to go
From the town of Saints and Sages where the Shannon waters flow

My eyes are dimmed and wet with tears – I must be dreaming still
I thought I saw those heroes who died on Selton Hill
But the fog is lifting from the scene, and I am forced to go
And leave the land so fair and grand where the Shannon waters flow

In all the lands that I have been, throughout the East and West
In all the lands that I have seen, I love my own the best
And if I ever return again the first place I will go
Will be to lovely Leitrim where the Shannon waters flow

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