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The City Of Chicago
Christy Moore Lyrics


In the City of Chicago
As the evening shadows fall
There are people dreaming
Of the hills of Donegal

1847 was the year it all began
Deadly pains of hunger drove a million from the land
They journeyed not for glory
Their motive wasn't greed
A voyage of survival across the stormy sea

To the City of Chicago
As the evening shadows fall
There are people dreaming
Of the hills of Donegal

Some of them knew fortune
Some of them knew fame
More of them knew hardship
And died upon the plain
They spread throughout the nation
They rode the railroad cars
Brought their songs ant music to ease their lonely hearts

To the City of Chicago
As the evening shadows fall
There are people dreaming
Of the hills of Donegal

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Chester Proudfoot

I've yet to step onto Irish soil, but will someday. I owe it to my ancestors who fled famine and conflict. This song is about far more than merely Chicago. Thanks, Christy for this.

black bob

ALL our ancestors had it tough; My Irish great g/parents ended up on Wearside, worked down pit, begat my mother, who met mi dad, who begat 11 of us in the county of Yorkshire. All alive and well today. We've all got history, but it seems some try to hide it, for "OBVIOUS" reasons in some cases. It dos'nt go away.

Andrew Riddell

A great anthem to those that left the land for a better life across the ocean,their toil and sacrifice gave their descendants the American Dream

Nano T.

The American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it- Georgle Carlin

black bob

" In the city of Chicago, as the evening shadows fall, there are people dreaming, of a team called Senegal ". These boys have long memories, some a bit nastier than others. The lads play football, nowt else. May the best team win, that's it.

Michael Donnelly

Pure class!!! Was there at Cambridge corn exchange a few years agoโ€ฆ.an amazing night!! Thanks Christie, Irish legend!!

Brian McD

Lovely guitar acoustics ๐Ÿ™‚

The Phoenix

This song was playing in my head at work, today. I sang it to an old veteran who told me he liked Irish music. Class song Christy๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

John Sealy

His Brothers song ๐Ÿ™

Go Away

Awwww......too short. I always have mixed emotions listening to you. I first heard of you when I was living in Ireland and to this day I love your voice and music. Thank you for the wonderful memories and for your fantastic music. Take care of yourself and your family please, Mate

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