Lyrics (Original Gaelic): Ó lá go lá, mo thuras, An bealach fada romham. Ó oíche go hoíche, mo thuras, na scéalta na mbeidh a choích.
Translation: From day to day, my journey, The long pilgrimage before me. From night to night, my journey, The stories that will never be again.
Notes: The original Gaelic Book of Days appeared on the Shepherd Moons album, but was replaced on subsequent singles, compilations, and album pressings from mid-1992 onwards with a re-recording using an English lyric. This English-Gaelic re-recording was first used in the Far and Away film soundtrack.