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Sweet Birdhill
(Written by Paddy O'Riordan. Recorded by Sean Boland)

It's the nearest place to heaven, where the birds will always thrill
For the angels they have named it,
And they called it Sweet Birdhill

There's not a nicer place on earth, with lots of things to do,
As you travel on from Daly's Cross, to lovely Killaloe.
You can call in to The Coopers Bar and sit and drink your fill,
Or be welcome at The Threshers, in the village of Birdhill

Lovely lawns and gardens adorn the roadside there,
Where God has placed the backdrop to the lovely hills of Clare.
When your memories are calling, as you walk down Chapel Hill,
Just step in to your former dreams and visit Sweet Birdhill

When you arrive at journey's end and you step down from the train,
As you travel past the churchyard on your way to Ballyhane.
The lights will always welcome you, as you pass through the old half door.
And the music, craic and dancing, will be ringing round the floor

When you go down by Tully's Cross, on your way to old Coosane,
As you ramble down the Shannon Banks when winter days are gone.
Your memories will haunt you and your thoughts will linger still.
As you step into your former dreams, and visit Sweet Birdhill

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