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Irish Songs Part 3

 

SONG FOR IRELAND

LORD OF THE DANCE

FROM CLARE TO HERE

THE BOYS OF KILIBEGS

THE FOGGY DEW

 

 

 

 

SONG FOR IRELAND    Back to Top


WALKING ALL THE DAYS

BY TALL TOWERS WHERE FALCONS BUILD THEIR NESTS

SILVER WINGED THEY FLY

THEY KNOW THE CALL OF FREEDOM IN THEIR BREASTS

SAW BLACK HEAD AGAINST THE SKY

WITH TWISTED ROCKS THAT RUN DOWN TO THE SEA

LIVING ON YOUR WESTERN SHORE,

SAW SUMMER SUNSETS, ASKED FOR MORE

STOOD BY YOUR ATLANTIC SEA

AND SANG A SONG FOR IRELAND

TALKING ALL THE DAYS

WITH TRUE FRIENDS WHO TRY TO MAKE YOU STAY

TELLING JOKES AND NEWS

AND SINGING SONGS TO PASS THE TIME AWAY

WATCHED THE GALWAY SALMON RUN

LIKE SILVER, DARTING, DANCING IN THE SUN

LIVING ON YOUR WESTERN SHORE,

SAW SUMMER SUNSETS, ASKED FOR MORE

STOOD BY YOUR ATLANTIC SEA

AND SANG A SONG FOR IRELAND

DRINKING ALL THE DAYS,

IN OLD PUBS WHERE FIDDLERS LOVE TO PLAY
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SOMEONE TOUCHED THE BOW

HE PLAYED A REEL WHICH SEEMED SO GRAND AND GAY

STOOD ON DINGLEíS BEACH AND CAST

IN WILD FOAM WE FOUND ATLANTIC BASS
 
LIVING ON YOUR WESTERN SHORE,

SAW SUMMER SUNSETS, ASKED FOR MORE

STOOD BY YOUR ATLANTIC SEA

AND SANG A SONG FOR IRELAND

DREAMING IN THE NIGHT

I SAW A LAND WHERE NO ONE HAD TO FIGHT

BUT WAKING IN YOUR DAWN

I SAW YOU CRYING IN THE MORNING LIGHT

LYING WHERE THE FALCONS FLY

THEY TWIST AND TURN ALL IN YOUR AIR BLUE SKY

LIVING ON YOUR WESTERN SHORE,

SAW SUMMER SUNSETS, ASKED FOR MORE

STOOD BY YOUR ATLANTIC SEA

AND SANG A SONG FOR IRELAND
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LORD OF THE DANCE    Back to Top
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I DANCED IN THE MORNING WHEN THE WORLD BEGUN

I DANCED ON THE MOON AND THE STARS AND THE SUN

I CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND I DANCED ON EARTH

AT BETHLEHEM I HAD MY BIRTH

DANCE, DANCE WHEREVER YOU MAY BE

I AM THE LORD OF THE DANCE SAID HE

AND IíLL LEAD YOU ALL, WHEREVER YOU MAY BE

AND IíLL LEAD YOU IN ALL THE DANCE, SAID HE

I DANCED FOR THE SCRIBE AND THE PHARISEE
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THEY WOULD NOT DANCE AND THEY WOULDNíT FOLLOW ME

I DANCED FOR THE FISHERMEN, JAMES AND JOHN
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THEY FOLLOWED ME AND THE DANCE WENT ON
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I DANCED ON THE SABBATH AND I CURED THE LAME
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THE HOLY PEOPLE SAID IT WAS A SHAME
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THEY WHIPPED, THEY STRIPPED AND THEY HANGED ME HIGH
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AND LEFT ME THERE ON THE CROSS TO DIE
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I DANCED ON THE FRIDAY WHEN THE SKY TURNED BLACK
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ITíS HARD TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL ON YOUR BACK

THEY BURIED ME DEEP AND THEY THOUGHT IíD GONE

BUT I AM THE DANCE AND I STILL GO ON
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THEY CUT ME DOWN AND I LEAPED UP HIGH I AM THE LIFE THAT WILL NEVER DIE
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IíLL LIVE IN YOU IF YOU LIVE IN ME; I AM THE LORD OF THE DANCE SAID HE.
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FROM CLARE TO HERE    Back to Top
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THEREíS FOUR WHO SHARE THE ROOM, AND WE WORK HARD FOR THE

BUT GETTING UP LATE ON SUNDAY, I NEVER GET TO MASS

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY; IT GETS FURTHER DAY BY DAY

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

WHEN FRIDAY NIGHT COMES AROUND AND IíM ONLY INTO FIGHTING
 
MY MA WOULD LIKE A LETTER HOME BUT IíM TOO TIRED FOR WRITING

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY; IT GETS FURTHER DAY BY DAY

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

AND THE ONLY TIME I FEEL ALL RIGHT IS WHEN IíM INTO DRINKING

IT EASES OFF THE PAIN A BIT AND LEVELS OUT MY THINKING

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY; IT GETS FURTHER DAY BY DAY

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

AND IT ALMOST BREAKS MY HEART WHEN I THINK OF JOSEPHINE
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I PROMISED IíD BE COMING BACK WITH POCKETS FULL OF GREEN

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY; IT GETS FURTHER DAY BY DAY

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

I DREAM I HEAR A PIPER PLAY OR MAY ITíS EMOTION

I DREAM I SEE WHITE HORSES DANCE ON THAT OTHER OCEAN

ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE

OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE
 
OH, ITíS A LONG LONG WAY; IT GETS FURTHER DAY BY DAY
 
ITíS A LONG LONG WAY FROM CLARE TO HERE
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THE BOYS OF KILIBEGS    Back to Top
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THERE ARE WILD AND ROCKY HILLS ON THE COAST OF DONEGAL

AND THEIR FISHERMEN ARE HARDY, BRAVE, AND FREE

AND THE BIG ATLANTIC SWELL IS A THING THEY KNOW RIGHT WELL

AS THEY FIGHT TO MAKE A LIVING FROM THE SEA

WITH A PLEASANT ROLLING SEA, AND THE HERRING RUNNING FREE
 
AND THE FLEET ALL GLIDING GENTLY THROUGH THE FOAM

WHEN THE BOATS ARE LOADED DOWN, THEREíLL BE SINGING IN THE TOWN

WHEN THE BOYS OF KILIBEGS COME ROLLING HOME
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WELL YOU DON YOUR RUBBER BOOTS, AND YOUíVE GOT YOUR OILSKINS ON

AND YOU CHECK YOUR GEAR TO SEE THAT ITíS OKAY

AND YOUR JUMPER KEEPS YOU WARM, FOR ITíS COLD BEFORE THE DAWN

AND YOUíRE READY TO BEGIN ANOTHER DAY

NOW YOUíRE HEADED OUT TO SEA, AND THE WIND IS BLOWING FREE

AND YOU CAST YOUR NETS AS RAIN BEGINS TO FALL
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BUT THE SUN COMES RISING HIGH AND THE CLOUDS WILL SOON GO BY
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AND TODAY YOUíLL MAYBE TAKE A BUMPER HAUL

WHEN THE WEATHERíS BLOWING ROUGH, THEN THE WORK IS VERY TOUGH

AND THE ROPES WOULD RAISE THE WELTS UPON YOUR HANDS
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BUT YOUíLL NEVER LEAVE THE SEA, FOR WHOEVER YOU MAY BE

WHEN ITíS IN YOUR BLOOD ITíS HARD TO LIVE ON LAND

WELL THEREíS PURPLE ON THE HILLS AND ITíS GREEN DOWN BY THE SHORE

AND THE SUN HAS SPILLED ITS GOLD UPON THE SEA
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AND ITíS SILVER DOWN BELOW, WHERE THE HERRING FISHES GO

WHEN WE CATCH THEM, WEíLL HAVE GOLD FOR YOU AND ME. THE REASON I LEFT MULLINGAR

I WALKED THROUGH THIS CITY A STRANGER

IN A LAND I CAN NEVER CALL HOME

I CURSE THE SAD NOTION THAT CAUSED ME

IN SEARCH OF MY FORTUNE TO ROA

IíM WEARY OF WORKING AND DRINKING

ON A WEEKíS WAGES SPENT IN THE BAR

AND GOD ITíS A SHAME FOR TO USE A FRIENDíS NAME

JUST TO BEG FOR THE PRICE OF A JAR

I REMEMBER THAT BRIGHT APRIL MORNING

WHEN I LEFT HOME TO TRAVEL AFAR

FOR TO WORK TILL YOUíRE DEAD FOR ONE ROOM AND A BED

IS NOT THE REASON I LEFT MULINGAR
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OH, THIS LONDONíS A CITY OF HEARTBREAK

ON FRIDAY THEREíS FRIENDS BY THE SCORE

BUT WHEN THE PAYíS FINISHED ON MONDAY

A FRIENDíS NOT A FRIEND ANY MORE

OH A WORKING DAY SEEMS NEVER ENDING
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FROM A SHOVEL AND PICK THEREíS NO BREAK

BUT WHEN YOUíRE NOT WORKING, YOUíRE SPENDING

A FORTUNE YOU LEFT HOME TO MAKE
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I REMEMBER THAT BRIGHT APRIL MORNING    Back to Top

WHEN I LEFT HOME TO TRAVEL AFAR

FOR TO WORK TILL YOUíRE DEAD FOR ONE ROOM AND A BED

IS NOT THE REASON I LEFT MULINGAR
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AND FOR EVERYONE HERE WHO FINDS FORTUNE
† 
AND COMES HOME TO TELL OF THE TALE
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EACH MORNING THE BROADWAY IS CROWDED
† 
WITH MANYíS THE THOUSANDS WHO FAIL

SO YOUNG MEN OF IRELAND TAKE WARNING
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IN LONDON YOU NEVER WILL FIND GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
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YOU MIGHT JUST HAVE LEFT IT BEHIND

I REMEMBER THAT BRIGHT APRIL MORNING

WHEN I LEFT HOME TO TRAVEL AFAR

FOR TO WORK TILL YOUíRE DEAD FOR ONE ROOM AND A BED

IS NOT THE REASON I LEFT MULINGAR
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THE FOGGY DEW    Back to Top
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AS DOWN THE GLEN ONE EASTER MORN, TO A CITY FAIR RODE I

THERE ARMED LINES OF MARCHING MEN IN SQUADRONS PASSED ME BY

NO PIPE DID HUM, NO BATTLE DRUM DID SOUND ITS LOUD TATTOO

BUT THE ANGELUS BELL OíER THE LIFFEY SWELL

RANG OUT THROUGH THE FOGGY DEW
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RIGHT PROUDLY HIGH IN DUBLIN TOWN THE HUNG OUT THE FLAG OF WAR
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ĎTWAS BETTER TO DIE ĎNEATH AN IRISH SKY

THAN AT SULVA OR SUD EL BAR
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AND FROM THE OLAINS OF ROYAL MEATH STRONG MEN CAME HURRYING THRU

WHILE BRITTANIAíS HUNS, WITH THEIR GREAT BIG GUNS

SAILED IN THROUGH THE FOGGY DEW
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ĎTWAS ENGLAND BADE OUR WILD GEESE GO, THAT SMALL NATIONS MIGHT BE FREE

BUT THEIR LONELY GRAVES ARE BY SULVAíS WAVES

ON THE FRINGES OF THE GREAT NORTH SEA
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OH HAD THEY DIED BY PEARSEíS SIDE OR

HAD THEY FOUGHT WITH CATHAL BRUGHA
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THEIR NAMES WE KEEP, WHERE THE FANIANS SLEEP
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ĎNEATH THE SHROUD OF THE FOGGY DEW

BUT THE BRAVAEST FELL AND THE REQUIEM BELL
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RANG MOURNFULLY CLEAR,
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FOR THOSE WHO DIED THAT EASTER TIDE
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IN THE SPRINGTIME OF THE YEAR
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WHILE THE WORLD DID GAZE WITH DEEP AMAZE,
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AT THOSE FEARLESS MEN BUT FEW
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WHO BORE THAT LIGHT, THAT FREEDOMíS LIGHT

MIGHT SHINE THROUGH THE FOGGY DEW.

Irish Song Charts are available in pdg format at Spike's Music Collection.

 


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