Friday, March 17, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Irish Song o' St. Patrick's Day

Dick Gaughan, "Song for Ireland" from Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (The Last Angry Irishman)

"Talking all the day
With true friends who try to make you stay,
Telling jokes and the news,
Singing songs that pass the time away,
We watched the Galway salmon run
Like silver darting, dancing in the sun…

"Drinking all the day
In old pubs where fiddlers love to play,
Someone touched the bow,
He played a reel, which seemed so grand and gay,
We stood on Dingle beach and cast,
In wild foam we found the Atlantic bass…

"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 in your e'er blue sky.

"Living on your western shore,
Saw the summer sunsets, asked for more,
I stood by your Atlantic sea
And sang a song for Ireland."

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