From Clare to Here

Words & Music By Ralph McTell
Misty River Music LTD. (ASCAP)

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This example of "From Clare to Here" is performed by 3 Pints Gone on their album Home Brew, available from the Chivalry Music store.
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Four of us share this room and we were caught up in the craic
Sleeping late on Sundays and we never got to Mass

It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long, long way
It get's further by the day
It's a long, long way from Clare to here

When Friday comes around we're only into fighting
My Ma would like a letter home but I'm too tired for writing

It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long, long way
It get's further by the day
It's a long, long way from Clare to here

It almost breaks my heart when I think of my family
I told them I'd be coming home with my pockets full of green

It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long, long way
It get's further by the day
It's a long, long way from Clare to here

The only time I feel alright is when I'm into drinking
It can sort of ease the pain of it and it levels out my thinking

It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long, long way
It get's further by the day
It's a long, long way from Clare to here

I sometimes hear the fiddles play, maybe it's just a notion
I dream I see white horses dance upon that other ocean

It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long way from Clare to here
It's a long, long way
It get's further by the day
It's a long, long way from Clare to here