Ben Sands

Ben Sands

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Folk - Contemporary | Newry, Ireland
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Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

It's good to be Home

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Words & Music: Ben Sands

For first steps in learning we set off each morning
to walk the three miles to the Bridge of Mayo;
Over by Brennan?s, past Lively?s and Linden?s
with seasonal stops for black berry and sloe;

Later to Sheeptown with wellingtons turned down
climbed up Crowhill to the schoolhouse below;
Tho? work on the farm waited for our return
we?d find ourselves running the last half-mile home


For it?s good to be home
Good to be home
It?s good to be home

And so it began for a travelling man
in search of adventure from books that I?d read;
whistled my way over high hills and valleys
and never much caring where I laid my head;

Roasted in sunshine and froze in the snow-time,
often the rain soaked me through to the bone;
But every evening whatever the season
I?d find a warm someplace that I could call home


And now that the light doesn?t shine quite so brightly,
I nearly have rambled as much as I need;
Daughters and sons setting out on their own way,
wandering footsteps both follow and lead

Over by Brennan?s, past Lively?s and Linden?s,
Over Crowhill, the wide world to roam.
In search of adventure in, hope of fulfilment,
In hope of some day to be coming back home


Song Length
Folk - Traditional, Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Welcoming, Cheerful

Subject Matter
Home, Friendship

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Ben Sands
Music Credits Ben Sands
Producer Credits Ben Sands
Publisher Credits Elm Grove Music
Performance Credits Ben Sands, Johnny Scott, Rod McVey, John Fitzpatrick, James Blenner-Hasset, Jamie Powell
Label Credits Spring Records