How Are Things In Glocca Morra?

Burton Lane | E Y Harburg

I hear a bird, Londonderry bird
It well may be he’s bringing me a cheering word
I hear a breeze, a River Shannon breeze
It well may be it’s followed me across the seas
Then tell me please:

How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that little brook still leaping there?
Does it still run down to Donny cove?
Through Killybegs, Kilkerry and Kildare?

How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that willow tree still weeping there?
Does that lassie with the twinklin’ eye
Come smilin’ by and does she walk away

Sad and dreamy there not to see me there?
So I ask each weepin’ willow and each brook along the way
And each lass that comes a-sighin” Too ra lay
How are things in Glocca Morra this fine day?

From the musical Finian’s Rainbow which had it’s premiere on Friday, January 10, 1947. Sung by Ella Logan.