Cahersiveen

Out in a right-side-steering car
Stop in a Cahersiveen bar
Late in the evening
A baguette for a snack

It is another country there
Everyone singing Roseville Fair
Drinking and smiling
The libations are black

Both fiddles make the grey-brown windows glow
Through the hills and to the coast and down below
The pennywhistle and the mandolin
I'll be back again

Out where the highway's inches wide
Drive through the brambles on the side
The mini-beach is rocky
And cold

Just past the skelligs in the sea
Is a familiar place to me
Tables are tiny
Woodwork sunken and old

Both fiddles make the grey-brown windows glow
Through the hills and to the coast and down below
The pennywhistle and the mandolin
I'll be back again

I'm travelling the Kerry county road
Through the hills and to the coast and down below
Our freezing bedroom waits while I sing this
So let's go and kiss

©2002 Paul Solecki