a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Ireland, Ireland

Original version (1:40)

Thomas Walsh - Neil Hannon


Ireland, Ireland, damp sod of earth Ireland, Ireland,
Lost on the surf of the North Atlantic.
Ireland, Ireland, mountains and mist,
Ireland, Ireland,
Vodka and chips, it’s so romantic.

Joyce and Heaney, Beckett and Wilde, Joyce and Heaney, Beckett and Wilde,
Bill O’Herlihy, Dunphy and Giles, Bill O’Herlihy, Dunphy and Giles,
Evans, Hewson, Mullen and Clayton, Aah
Westlife and Jedward the pride of our nation! Westlife and Jedward the pride of our nation!

Ireland, Ireland, once we were poor, Ireland, Ireland,
Then we were wealthy; now we are poor again.
Cows and horses, donkeys and sheep,
Cows and horses
Munster and Leinster, Connacht and ******.

Chinese, Polish, Africans too, Chinese, Polish, Africans too,
Doing the jobs we don’t want to do. Doing the jobs we don’t want to do.
An Irish stew, a nation of nations, Aah
Working for peanuts in petrol stations. Working for peanuts in petrol stations.

Ireland, Ireland, you are the best Ireland, Ireland,
You are the best
Place to the west of Wales and Scotland. Wales and Scotland.
Sometimes it’s heaven, sometimes it’s hell, Ireland, Ireland,
Sometimes it’s hell
But I’d rather be Irish than anything else. Than anything else.