John McDermott Song for the Mira Lyrics

A Day to Myself Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Song for the Mira
  • 2 Never Doubt I Love
  • 3 Try to Remember
  • 4 Love Remembers When
  • 5 Song for a Winter's Night
  • 6 Always Back to You
  • 7 The Streets of London
  • 8 Hope
  • 9 A Day to Myself
  • 10 Home From the Forest
  • 11 Caledonia
  • 12 Here You Are
  • 13 And I Love You So
  • 14 Crazy Mary
  • 15 Today
  • 16 Smile

  • Song For The Mira
    Out on the Mira one warm afternoon
    Old men go fishing with black line and spoon
    And if they catch nothing they never complain
    I wish I was with them again

    As boys in their boats call to girls on the shore
    Teasing the one that they really adore
    And into the evening the courting begins
    I wish I was with them again

    Can you imagine a piece of the universe
    More fit for princes and kings?
    I'll give you ten of your cities
    For Marion Bridge and the pleasure it brings

    Out on the Mira on soft summer nights
    Bonfires blaze to the children's delight
    They dance round the flames singing songs with their friends
    I wish I was with them again

    And over the ashes the stories are told
    Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold
    The stars on the river they sparkle and spin
    I wish I was with them again


    Out on the Mira the people are kind
    They'll treat you to home-brew and help you unwind
    And if you come broken they'll see that you mend
    I wish I was with them again

    And thus I conclude with a wish you go well
    Sweet be your dreams, may your happiness swell
    I'll leave you here, for my journey begins
    I'm going to be with them, going to be with them
    I'm going to be with them again

    Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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