The Irish Rovers: Bells Over Belfast

Bells Over Belfast by The Irish Rovers

 

All band members hail from Ireland, however The Irish Rovers formed in Toronto, Canada. As young Irish immigrants themselves, the Rovers became so much a part of the Canadian culture that Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau personally asked them to become Canadian citizens so they could officially represent Canada around the world.

 

 

The Antrim hills are dark and still
And the snow is tum’blin down
This Christmas time there’s hope again
For all in Belfast town
With love and understanding
We’ll find a better way
The gift of peace is ours now
Upon this Christmas Day

Bells over Belfast- how merrily they play
Peace and joy be with you on this Christmas Day

A star of light did fill the night
Many years ago
When the maji found the blessed child
Who set our hearts aglow
And since that day of wonder
We’ll live forever more
We hail the newborn King of Kings
Who opened Heaven’s door

Bells over Belfast- how merrily they play
Peace and joy be with you on this Christmas Day

We’ll dance and sing the new year in
And share a cup of cheer
And drink to health and happiness
Throughout the coming year
We’ll put our differences aside
Our trouble’s all behind
And drink a cup o’ kindness yet
For days of “auld lang sine”

Bells over Belfast- how merrily they play
Peace and joy be with you on this Christmas Day

Bells over Belfast- how merrily they play
Peace and joy be with you on this Christmas Day

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