By Leo Maguire, popularised by Noel Purcell and Jimmy O'Dea
I've been North and I've been South, I've been East and West,
I've been just a rolling stone,
Yet there's one place on this earth I've always liked the best,
Just a little town I call my own.
Dublin can be heaven, to have coffee at eleven,
And a stroll in Stephen's green.
There's no need to hurry, there's no need to worry,
You're a king and the lady's a queen.
Grafton Street's a wonderland, there's magic in the air,
There's diamonds in the lady's eyes and gold-dust in her hair,
And if you don't believe me, come and meet me there,
In Dublin of a sunny Summer's morning.
I've been here and I've been there, I've sought the rainbow's end
But no crock of gold I've found.
Now I know that come what will, whatever fate may send,
Here my roots are deep in friendly ground.