Dillan Bay

1965 Gordon Bok, BMI

 

Who's to tell you where you come from? If your days were fair before you heard the ticking of other people's clocks, if you can remember what you saw and loved when only the sun or the tides governed you, that should be where you come from.

 

Dillan Bay, laddie-o,

dillan-dau, laddie-ay,

Dillan Bay, laddie-o,

all the boats are gone.

 

Gone away, laddie-o,

gone awa', laddie-ay,

gone away, laddie-o,

with their topsails high.

 

Topsail high, laddie-o,

topsail low, laddie-ay,

topsail high, laddie-o,

when the wind's away.

 

Wind's away, laddie-o,

wind's awa', laddie-ay,

wind's away, laddie-o,

down in Dillan Bay.

 

Dillan Bay, laddie-o,

dillan-dau, laddie-ay,

Dillan Bay, laddie-o,

all the boats are gone.

 

 

 

 

 

Dillan Bay is recorded on the album Seal Djiril's Hymn, and is also in the songbook Time and the Flying Snow