My mother was far more Scot than Irish, neither of us have been anywhere near Killarney, but I remember her singing this song ‘in tones so sweet and low’.
I don’t need to give the world to hear it again, it’s there in my mind; and I wouldn’t take the world if it meant losing this memory.
Though it has been decades since I’ve heard her sing it, the recollection of it tonight brings a sense of the peace I trust she now knows.
…many years ago
My Mother sang a song to me in tones so sweet and low,
Just a simple little ditty, in her good ould Irish way,
And I’d give the world if she could sing that song to me this day.
Hush now don’t you cry!
That’s an Irish lullaby.
Here’s Bing Crosby, whose version runs a very close second to Mum’s.