Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea

Mountains Of Mourne

The Mountains of Mourne - from Bettystown, County Louth, Ireland

Looking north to the Mourne Mountains in County Down on a perfect summer evening, it’s difficult not to think of the popular song by Percy French:

Oh, Mary, this London’s a wonderful sight,
With people all working by day and by night.
Sure they don’t sow potatoes, nor barley, nor wheat,
But there’s gangs of them digging for gold in the street.
At least when I asked them that’s what I was told,
So I just took a hand at this digging for gold,
But for all that I found there I might as well be
Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.
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