ISLE OF INNISFREE
Richard Farrelly 1951
as rec by Bing Crosby
w John Scott Trotter & his Orch Dec 19th
1951 Los Angeles
also rec by-
Anne Shelton '52
Vera Lynn (medley) '53
The Cafe Orch
I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer,
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say!
But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away;
And precious things are dreams unto an exile,
They take him o'er the land across the sea,
Especially when it happens he's an exile
>From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree;
And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city, wondrous though it be,
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter,
I'm once again back home in Innisfree.
I wonder o'er green hills, through dreamy valleys,
And find the peace no other land could know;
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.
But dreams don't last, though dreams are not forgotten,
And soon I'm back to stern reality,
But though they pave the footways here with gold dust,
I still would choose the Isle of Innisfree!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - March 2009)