Singer/songwriter Mickey Joe Harte has released an uplifting new track in tribute to his beloved Donegal.
The Lifford artist was influenced by the current crisis and restrictions to write something that shines a light on the positive sides of life in Donegal. The ‘love song’ celebrates some of the features of Donegal that money can’t buy, and the lyrics are sure to connect with people near and far who have a special place in their hearts for the county.
“This song is a reaction to the current restrictions on the county and all that it brings, so it’s just a way of keeping the spirits up. I would hope it might resonate with the locals and the diaspora currently,” Harte tells Donegal Daily.
See the lyrics in full below. For more, check out Mickey Joe Harte on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/Mickeyjharte
Donegal Love Song
Words and music By MJ Harte (oct 2020)
Home to me is by the sea, and standing on your shore.
Looking o’er what’s gone before, how lucky I must be.
Feel those ghosts of the trains we rode, no longer now to see.
Those wild desires, ignite these fires, still’ deep inside of me.
Donegal, may I write a love song.
Donegal, write one just to thee.
Donegal, I will keep you in my heart, forever You and Me.
Sunday drives, brings no surprise, same old melodies.
We don’t care, there’s magic here, to let our hearts run free,
Family, friends, and hairpin bends, then drive home late for tea.
Then toddle off with our little thoughts, and all these memories.