Ancient Lands

Mike Scott (The Waterboys)

It is a green land, a kindly land
and the Hill of Vision broods above it.

Of my body England is the spine
the backbone and the trunk.
My shoulders span the mighty Tyne;
London sprawls across my rump;
Cornwall my crooked ancient leg;
Wales two hands held apart;
Scotland is my dreaming head;
Ireland is my heart.


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