Four Country Roads

Four country roads, winding to a town in County Galway.
Four country roads, leading to the friends I left behind.
Four dusty roads, winding to the town of Glenamaddy.
Four dusty roads, forever in the caverns of my mind

Once in a while
I hear the sound of music in the winter night.
I see now and then
The trees where we sheltered from the rain.
And once in a while
I see us walking home in the morning light.
And oft are the times
I long to see my home town once again.

Four roads to Glenamaddy.
Four roads that drift apart.
Four roads to Glenamaddy
Are the four dusty byways to my heart.

One country road
Led me to the schoolhouse by the meadow.
And one country road
To the churchyard where my Mum and Daddy lie.
One dusty road
Where I strolled with a loved one in the shadows.
And one dusty road
That led me on my journey far away.

Composer by Johnny McCauley

Performed by Big Tom & Friends on RTE’s ‘Late Late Show’

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