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Song for the Mira Lyrics

Artist: John McDermott
Album: A Time to Remember

Song For The Mira
Out on the Mira one warm afternoon
Old men go fishing with black line and spoon
And if they catch nothing they never complain
I wish I was with them again

As boys in their boats call to girls on the shore
Teasing the one that they really adore
And into the evening the courting begins
I wish I was with them again

Can you imagine a piece of the universe
More fit for princes and kings?
I'll give you ten of your cities
For Marion Bridge and the pleasure it brings

Out on the Mira on soft summer nights
Bonfires blaze to the children's delight
They dance round the flames singing songs with their friends
I wish I was with them again

And over the ashes the stories are told
Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold
The stars on the river they sparkle and spin
I wish I was with them again


Out on the Mira the people are kind
They'll treat you to home-brew and help you unwind
And if you come broken they'll see that you mend
I wish I was with them again

And thus I conclude with a wish you go well
Sweet be your dreams, may your happiness swell
I'll leave you here, for my journey begins
I'm going to be with them, going to be with them
I'm going to be with them again


by Valentine Janzen on 5/15/2008 9:48pm
Doe not tug at the haert strings.
It grabs them and ties them into knots permanently,
by ashley on 5/16/2008 11:27am
we are singing this song and chorus and i think it is just beautiful!
by sara aria on 6/13/2008 3:40am
this song is amazing i have to sing it for chamber choir in school lol
by Chris Wilson on 7/14/2008 3:19pm
That's it! I'm going to Marion Bridge. I've never heard a song make me so nostalgic about a place I've never been.
by Mareah on 9/26/2008 10:43am
The lyrics are wrong on this...but this is wonderful song.
by Kelly on 9/28/2008 2:50pm
I sang this in chamber choir in school too and I've always loved it. I sang it in elementary school choir as well.
by Awesome aud on 12/24/2008 8:13pm
i agree w/ Mareah the lyrics are not quite right, but the song is beautiful!
by Julia on 1/13/2009 5:54pm
I love this song it is sooooooooo Beautiful and i sang it for my Chior in school
by Caroline on 1/23/2009 6:59pm
We sang this at band camp and it just makes me smile so much, i love it.
by Caroline Hall on 1/28/2009 1:21pm
We sang this song at MSYM Music camp, it is so beautiful and I still sing it :]
by dasha on 2/2/2009 9:51am
It's beautiful yes but difficult if your doing it in parts I happen to need to sing it for my choir as well
by Katey Smith on 2/4/2009 12:28pm
I love this song to pieces! I sang it for Honors Festival in seventh grade and I loved it so much that I am singing it for the talent show this year, my freshmen year.
by Destiny on 2/4/2009 4:01pm
I sang this at kodaly choir.It's really a great song!!!!!!!!
by booboo on 10/9/2009 4:12pm
the lyrics are totally wrong and i too also sang this song for choir
by Leanna on 2/2/2010 5:44pm
OMG i love this song :D
by ashley kaye on 2/16/2010 7:35pm
the melody is so simple and yet beautiful kinda calming !! we are doing this song in choir and its going to be awesome
by Eugene Hughes on 4/21/2010 4:32pm
As with all good songs that are sung by many different people the lyrics often differ.Essentially its a great song that sounds as fresh today as when first i heard it 30 years ago
by Tony on 7/2/2010 11:41pm
Beautiful song.Reflects the wonderful imagination and warmth of maritimers I had the privilege of living with for 18 years...
by CanadaGoose1inAmerica on 8/17/2010 10:23am
Was sitting at my desk in Omaha Nebraska and the lyrics of this beloved popped into my head again. I miss it so much.
About the lyrics: sometimes you just have to leave well enough alone.
by Jessie on 10/20/2010 9:59pm
I heard the beautiful song from "the Canadian Tenors",sitting in the car ,listening the song ,close my eyes, that feels comfortable
by Lauren on 2/15/2011 3:31pm
I am singing this song for my school choir so I just looked it up. I have never herd this before then. But in the second verse realy is supost to be dearly
by william lane on 2/28/2011 6:28pm
heard and enjoyed this song for years.never knew what it was all about until i watched the movie marion bridge this i want to go there.
by farah on 4/30/2011 11:37am
i love this song!!! we are singing it for my school choir. the wording of it are so sweet.
by ann on 10/15/2011 11:22am
Love this song,too. Hope more of you will comment on it so we can keep the site going on for years....
by Stuart on 10/27/2011 10:39pm
Dearly adore, not really adore.
by Mariah on 11/8/2011 8:08pm
I also listen to this song by the Canadain Tenors adn they do a great job with it. You should seriously check it out. It is just beautiful. I would love to sing it for our school choir!!
by John on 11/25/2011 5:48pm
I love this song. It holds your heart and finds a spot in there. This song will be in your heart forever, it is so beautiful and innocent. <3
by Trevor on 1/12/2012 5:13pm
I have to sing the 2nd verse as a solo and I just memorized it! now im excited for the concert :)
by Song For The Mira on 1/12/2012 10:15pm
I love the 2nd verse of this song :)
by Kayla Haney on 4/9/2012 1:53pm
I love this song its just heart breaking
by Robert Spiegle on 6/12/2012 6:13pm
I thought local songwriter Allister McGillivray wrote "Song for the Mira" in 1973. How does John McDermott get credit?
by Bobbie Jo on 6/26/2012 8:38pm
This song is haunting, so beautful,and it lives in my heart each and every day.

When sung by the AMAZING Celtic Thunder, I tear up everytime.
by i am awesome on 7/10/2012 4:29am
lol i have to sing this in choir!
by andi andrzejewski on 8/29/2012 8:42pm
John McDermott did not write this song, Alistair McGillivray did and he deserves the full credit for his song. And the words are wrong.
by May on 9/6/2012 6:11am
I'm singing this wondrous song in school... My singings so good... Boys are starting to like me!!! ;)
by May on 9/10/2012 4:50am
This boy named Cuen Cuen likes me!!! But I don't like boys at school at all.!?;)
by May on 9/12/2012 4:43am
I really like this boy in school but my friend Beth told Jacob, (Who I like ) told him and nows he's sad. I really like him, guys. I said I liked a boy named Cuen Cuen because I wanted him to stop chatting with my best friend, Alyssa!? This song makes me feel confident.
by Toony on 9/22/2012 7:34am
I think I someone from your school. Guess?
by sis on 2/15/2013 9:59pm
This is the best song ever I sm singing it in school I love it so so so much
by Butterfly1234567 on 2/20/2013 7:42pm
I love this song best & peaceful yo!
by MaggieMaeM. on 3/10/2013 7:23am
My daddy sings this to me all the time.I wanted to find out more about it and found this site. Maritimers have added so much of what is important,to our lives."Tanks a million" to you folks for the beautiful song.....
by Annie on 3/26/2013 3:19pm
Half the comments make no sense or are complete irrelevant...

Anyways, I adore this song and I've been asked to sing it as a solo for banquet dinner.

I'm really excited this song is beautiful!
by Lou on 4/12/2013 8:54pm
Could those who say the words are
incorrect please supply the correct words.
by lyrics on 7/14/2013 5:03am
Here are the lyrics that are different in the version our matriacrch used to sing.
Old men go fishing with hand lines and spoons
As boys in their boats wave to girls on the shore
by angryskill2468 on 12/4/2013 2:21am
i like this song we going to sing it our aseembely tomorrow im a grade two im the song leader in five classes for 22 months already. P.S i love this song so much thank you john mcdermott thank you
by Jaycee Roark on 4/4/2014 1:18pm
Its a beautiful song im singing it in choir
by lennoxearl on 1/16/2015 3:43pm
I really love this song. Wish I could go there someday.
by Rod Burns on 12/10/2017 12:07pm
On the advice from my father, I made a pilgrimage to The Myra when I was 18.
I swam amidst the dorys and looked to the shore - there were the girls, I could dearly adore!

My eyes swell with tears, even after 50 years - For the memories the Myra brings

My Labrador Retriever "Myra", helps me recall wonderous things,

I will return, one of these Springs!

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