Words and lyrics by Roger Coghill

(based on a traditional Madeiran melody)

Don’t look for sun in London

Skyscrapers cover the skyline.

Sunshine is rare in Cardiff

Daylight is always cloudy.

But nothing could be clearer

Than sunset in Madeira.

Flowers on this beautiful island

Flourish in winter and summer.

Naturally the people

You will find always smiling

Paradise couldn’t be nearer

Than sunset in Madeira.


Fly right down

Three hours south

Funchal town

S’full of life.

When I am old and ailing

And my slow footsteps trailing

I’ll buy a small apartment

Following where my heart went

For there is nothing dearer

Than sunset in Madeira.

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