Celtic Thunder - 'Mythology'

 
 

Celtic Thunder - 'Voyage'

 

Celtic Thunder - 'Heritage'

 

Celtic Thunder - 'Storm'

 

Celtic Thunder - 'Christmas'

 

Celtic Thunder - 'It's Entertainment'

 

Celtic Thunder - 'Take Me Home'

 

Celtic Thunder - The Show

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
    • A Bird Without Wings
      Chorus:
      Like a bird without wings
      That longs to be flying,
      Like a motherless child
      Left lonely and crying.
      Like a song without words,
      Like a world without music,
      I wouldn’t know what to do
      I’d be lost without you
      Watchin’ over me.

      Verse 1:
      I get so lonely, when you’re away
      I count every moment, I wait every day,
      Until you’re home again
      And hug me so tight
      That’s when I know
      Everything is alright.

      Chorus:
      Like a bird without wings
      That longs to be flying,
      Like a motherless child
      Left lonely and crying.
      Like a song without words
      Like a world without music,
      I wouldn’t know what to do
      I’d be lost without you
      Watchin’ over me.

      Verse 2:
      You’re my guardian angel
      My light and my guide
      Your hand on my shoulder
      And you by my side.
      You make everything beautiful,
      You make me complete.
      Everything in my world
      I lay at your feet..

      Bridge:
      Like a church with no steeple,
      Where a bell never rings.
      In a town without people,
      Where no voice in the choir ever sings.
      If a boat on the ocean
      Would be lost with no sail,
      Then without your devotion
      Surely all that I dreamed of would fail.
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  • Brothers In Arms
    These mist covered mountains
    Are a home now for me
    But my home is the lowlands
    And always will be
    Someday you'll return to
    Your valleys and your farms
    And you'll no longer burn
    To be brothers in arms

    Through these fields of destruction
    Baptisms of fire
    I've witnessed your suffering
    As the battles raged higher
    And though they did hurt me so bad
    In the fear and alarm
    You did not desert me
    My brothers in arms

    There's so many different worlds
    So many different suns
    We have just one world
    But we live in different ones

    Now the sun's gone to hell
    And, the moon's riding high
    Let me bid you farewell
    Every man has to die
    But it's written in the star light
    And every line on your palm
    We're fools to make war
    On our brothers in arms.
 
Caledonia
I don’t know if you can see the changes that have come over me
In these last few days, I’ve been afraid, that I might drift away
I’ve been tellin’ stories, singing songs
That made me think about where I’ve come from
And that’s the reason why I seem so far away today.

Let me tell you that I love you
And I think about you all the time
Caledonia, you’re calling me, now I’m goin’ home
But if I should become a stranger
Know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia’s been everything I’ve ever had.

I have moved, and I’ve kept on movin’
Proved the points that I needed provin’
I Lost the friends that I needed losin’
Found others on the way.
I’ve kissed the girls and left them crying
Stolen dreams, yes there’s no denying
I ‘ve traveled hard sometimes with conscience flyin’
Somewhere in the wind

Let me tell you that I love you
And I think about you all the time
Caledonia you’re calling me, now I’m goin’ home
But if I should become a stranger
Know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia’s been everything I’ve ever had.

Let me tell you that I love you
And I think about you all the time
Caledonia you’re calling me, now I’m goin’ home
But if I should become a stranger
Know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia’s been everything I’ve ever had.

Castles in the air

And if she asks you why you can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of castles in the air
I've got a dream I want the world to share
And castle walls just lead me to despair

Hills of forest green where the mountains touch the sky
A dream come true, I'll live there 'til I die
I'm asking you to say my last goodbye
The love we knew ain't worth another try

Save me from all the trouble and the pain
I know I'm weak but I can't face that girl again
Tell her the reasons why I can't remain
Perhaps she'll understand if you tell it to her plain

But how can words express the feel of sunlight in the morning
In the hills away from city strife
I need a country woman for my wife
I'm city born but I love the country life

For I cannot be part of this "Cocktail-Generation Partner's Waltz,"
Devoid of all romance
The music plays and everyone must dance
I'm bowing out, and I need a second chance

Save me from all the trouble and the pain
I know I'm weak but I can't face that girl again
Tell her the reasons why I can't remain
Perhaps she'll understand if you tell it to her plain

And if she asks you why, you can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of Castles in the Air
I've got a dream I want the world to share
And castle walls just lead me to despair.
 

Come By The Hills

Buachaill ón Eirne mé's bhréagfainn féin cailín deas óg
Né iarfainn bó spré léithe tá mé saibhir go leor 'S liom
Corcaigh a mhéid e , dhá thaobh a ghleanna's Tír Eoghain
'S mur n-athraí mé béasaí 's mé n' t-oibhr ar Chontae
Mhaigh Eo

Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free.
And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the loughs meet the sea,
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun;
And the cares of tomorrow can wait till this day is done.

Come by the hills to the land where life is a song.
And stand where the birds fill the air with their joy all day long,
Where the trees sway in time and even the wind sings in tune;
And the cares of tomorrow can wait till this day is done.

Come by the hills to the land where legend remains.
The stories of old fill the hearts and may yet come again,
Where the past has been lost and the future is still to be won;
And the cares of tomorrow can wait till this day is done.

And the cares of tomorrow can wait till this day is done.

Translation of Gaelic verse:
I am a boy from Ireland and I'd coax a nice young girl, I
wouldn't ask for a dowry with her, I'm rich enough
myself, I own Cork, big as it is both sides of the glen and
Tyrone, And if I don't change my ways I'll be the heir for County Mayo
.

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Desperado

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
And I know that you’ve got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Could hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me that some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
And freedom, oh freedom, that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day, yeah
Well you're losin' all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away, hey?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, and open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you,
You better let somebody love you before it's too late...
it’s too late.
 

Heartbreaker

They say that I’m a bad boy
That I just can’t help myself
That even though I know I should
I’m just too bad to be good.

They call me a romancer,
A chancer, a Gigilo
Who always have an alibi
Who kiss the girls and make them cry.

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to break your heart in two.
I’m sorry if I hurt you
I’m sorry but it’s what I seem to do.
They call me a heartbreaker,
Nothing but a heartbreaker

They say I’m the dark destroyer
That I just can’t get enough
Of girls hanging on a string
That I’m only after one thing.

That I’m filled with desire
A liar, a Romeo
Like a bee in a honeycomb
Welcome to the pleasure dome

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to break your heart in two
I’m sorry if I hurt you
I’m sorry but it’s what I seem to do
They call me a heartbreaker
Nothing but a heartbreaker

I just can’t live without it
The thrill of a woman's touch
It’s written in the stars above
I’m just addicted to love
But they all want to tame me,
To chain me and tie me down
Don’t they know I was born to be
Footloose and fancyfree

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to break your heart in two
I’m sorry if I hurt you
I’m sorry but it’s what I seem to do.
They call me a heartbreaker
Nothing but a heartbreaker
 
 

Heartland (Extended)

Disembodied monologue to music before song starts

Hear our hymn from the Heartland.
Hear our prayer.
Steer us through stormy waters.
Lead us there...

When the storm is raging,
and thunder rolls.
Deliver us from the ocean
Save our souls.

Chorus
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE (This is Irish for Lord have Mercy)
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE (This is Irish for Christ have Mercy)
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE.
When the winds are howling, vigil keep
Shelter us and save us from the deep.

Chorus
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE

Thank you, Lord, you have brought us safe to shore
Be our strength and protection evermore.

Chorus
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE
A THIARNE DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE

Bridge
DEAN TROCAIRE
DEAN TROCAIRE
A THIARNA

Chorus
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE.

Chorus
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE
A THIARNA DEAN TROCAIRE
A CHRIOST DEAN TROCAIRE.
 
 

I Wanna Know What Love Is

Gonna take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I’m older

Now this mountain I must climb
Feels like a world upon my shoulders
Through the clouds I see love shine
It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve travelled so far
To change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
And I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
And I know you can show me

I’m gonna take a little time
A little time to look around me
Cause I’ve got nowhere left to hide
It looks like love has finally found me

In my life there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve travelled so far
To change this lonely life.

I wanna know what love is
And I want you to show me.
I wanna feel what love is
And I know you can show me.

I wanna know what love is
And I know you can show me.
I want to feel what love is
And I know you can show me

Wanna feel what love is.
 
 
 

Ireland's Call

Ireland, Ireland.

Side by side, we stand like brothers
One for all and all together.
We will stay united through darker days
And we'll be unbeatable forever.

Chorus
Ireland, Ireland
Together, standing tall.
Shoulder to shoulder
We'll answer Ireland's call.

Come the day, and come the hour
Some will live in song and story
We were born to follow our guiding star
And to meet our destiny with glory

CHORUS

Hearts of steel and heads unbowing
Vowing never to be broken
We will fight until we can fight no more
Till our final requiem is spoken.

CHORUS

(Instrumental)

CHORUS

We'll answer Ireland's call.
 
 

Lauren & I

So see the leaves fall to the ground,
And see them lyin' all around,
Cause still I can't see you.
And there's the wind that plays in the air,
Flying around, how it does not care
Still I can't see you.

And the seasons pass away
And I still sit here lonely, each and every day,
Wonderin' what's gone wrong.
Cause I don't remember seasons lasting oh so long
Oh so long.

Chorus
And I still can't see you
And I still can't see you
And I still can't see you
Lauren and I
Lauren and I

And there's the stars way in the sky
Leading my way and I don't know where or why
Still I can't see you.
And when my back's against the wall
I see a reason for it all
But still I can't see you.

And I still can't see you
And I still can't see you
And I still can't see you
Lauren and I
Lauren and I
Lauren and I
Lauren and I
 
 

Mountains of Mourne

Oh Mary this London's a wonderful sight
With people here working by day and by night
They don't sow potatoes, nor barley, nor wheat
But there's gangs of them diggin' for gold in the street
At least, when I asked them, that's what I was told
So I just took a hand at this diggin' for gold
But for all that I found there I might as well be
In the place where the dark Mourne sweep down to the sea.

There's beautiful girls here, Oh never you mind
Beautiful shapes nature never designed
Lovely complexions of rose and cream
But let me remark with regard to the same
That if at that those roses, you venture to sip
The colours might all come away on your lips
So I'll wait for the wild rose that's waitin' for me
In the place where the dark Mournes sweep down to the sea.

You remember young Davey McClarin of course
Well sure, now, he's round here with the rest of the force
I saw him one day as I was crossin’ the strand
And he stopped the whole street with a wave of his hand
And as we stood talkin’ of days that are gone
The whole town of London stood there to look on
But for all his great powers he's wishful like me
To be back where the dark Mournes sweep down to the sea

But for all his great powers he's wishful like me
To be back where the dark Mournes sweep down to the sea.
 
 
 

Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre
Oh mist rolling in from the sea,
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Far have I travelled and much have I seen
Dark distant mountains with valleys of green.
Past painted deserts, the sunsets on fire
As she carries me home to the Mull of Kintyre.

Mull of Kintyre
Oh mist rolling in from the sea,
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Sweep through the heather like deer in the glen
Carry me back to the days I knew then.
Nights when we sang like a heavenly choir
Of the life and the times of the Mull of Kintyre.

Mull of Kintyre
Mull of Kintyre
Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre
Oh mist rolling in from the sea,
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre
Oh mist rolling in from the sea,
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre
 
 
 

My Boy

You're sleeping son, I know
But, really, this can't wait
I wanted to explain
Before it gets too late
For your mother and me
Love has finally died
This is no happy home
But God knows how I've tried

Because you're all I have, my boy
You are my life, my pride, my joy
And if I stay, I stay because of you, my boy

I know, it's hard to understand
Why did we ever start?
We're more like strangers now
Each acting out a part
I have laughed, I have cried
I have lost every game
I’ve taken all I can take
But I'll stay just the same

Because you're all I have, my boy
You are my life, my pride, my joy
And if I stay, I stay because of you, my boy

Sleep on, you haven't heard a word
Perhaps it's just as well
Why spoil your little dreams
Why put you through that hell
Life is no fairytale
As one day you will know
But now you're just a child
I'll stay here and watch you grow

Because you're all I have, my boy
You are my life, my pride, my joy
And if I stay, I stay because of you, my boy

Because you're all I have, my boy
You are my life, my pride, my joy
And if I stay, I stay because of you, my boy
My Boy
 
 

Nights In White Satin

Nights in white satin,
Never reaching the end,
Letters I’ve written,
Never meaning to send.

Beauty I’d always missed
With these eyes before,
Just what the truth is
I can’t say anymore.

Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how I love you.

Gazing at people,
Some hand in hand,
Just what I’m going through
They can’t understand.

Some try to tell me
Thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be
You will be in the end,

And I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how I love you.
How I love you.

Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how I love you.
How I love you.
 
 

Puppy Love

And they called it puppy love
Oh, I guess they'll never know
How a young heart really feels
And why I love her so

And they called it puppy love
Just because we're in our teens
Tell them all, please tell them it isn't fair
To take away my only dream.

I cry each night, my tears for you
My tears are all in vain
I'll hope and I'll pray that maybe someday
You'll be back in my arms once again.

Someone, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above?
How can I, oh how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love?

Someone, help me, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above?
How can I, oh how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love?

Not a puppy love.
 
 

Raggle Taggle Gypsy

There were three old gypsies came to our hall door
They came brave and boldly-o
One sang high and the other sang low
And the Lady sang the raggle taggle gypsy-o

It was upstairs and downstairs the lady went
Put on her suit of leather-o
T’was a cry all around the door
She’s away wi’ the raggle taggle gypsy-o

It was late that night when the lord came in
Enquiring for his lady-o
The servant girl replied to her lord
She’s away wi’ the raggle taggle gypsy-o

Oh then saddle for me my milk white steed
- my big horse is not speedy-o
I will ride and I’ll seek me bride
She’s away wi’ the raggle taggle gypsy-o

Then he rode east and he rode west
He rode north and south also
But when he rode to the wide open fields
It was there that he spied his lady-o

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Remember me, Recuerdame

The moonlight dances among the trees
The campfire glows in the autumn breeze
and I am lost in my thoughts of you
Remember me, recuerda me

A comrade strums on a sad guitar
My mind is drifting to where you are
I’m holding you as I used to do
remember me, recuerda me, mi amor!

So long ago, so far away, each night I pray
"volvero los dias passoados"
I promise you that come what may
those days will stay ever in my memory

In all this world I could never find, the love that I had to leave behind
But duty calls, so whate'er befalls
remember me, recuerda me, mi amor

God only knows what tomorrow brings
You’re in my heart so my spirit sings
and I’ll be strong just as long as you remember me,
recuerda me, mi amor!

 

Love The Dearest

Love thee dearest, love thee
Yes, by yonder star I swear
Which through tears above thee
Shines so sadly fair
Thou, too, oft dimmed
With tears like him
Like him my truth will shine
And love thee, dearest, love thee
Yes – till death I’m thine.

Dormi amore dormi
Porta il fuore dove vuoi
Vola verso I sogni
Bella come sei
Tue sei per me la stella she
Per sempre brillera
E dormi amore dormi
E gia notte ormai

Dimmi amore dimmi
Che non te ne andrai mai piu
Quante notti insonni
Se mi manchi tu
Accanto a me le vuvole
Non torneranno mai
E sogna tutti I sogni
Che l’amore da
L’amore da
 
 

    Ride On

    True you ride the finest horse, I’ve ever seen
    Standing 16' one or two, with eyes wild and green
    You ride the horse so well, hands light to the touch
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

    Ride on, see you,
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

    When you ride into the night, without a trace behind
    Run your claw along my gut, one last time
    I turn to face an empty space, where you used to lie
    I look for the spark that lights the night
    Through a teardrop in your eye

    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
     

    She

    She may be the face I can't forget
    A trace of pleasure or regret
    Maybe my treasure or the price I have to pay
    She may be the song the summer sings
    May be the chill the autumn brings
    May be a hundred different things
    Within the measure of a day

    She may be the beauty or the beast
    May be the famine or the feast
    May turn each day into a Heaven or a Hell
    She may be the mirror of my dreams
    A smile reflected in the stream
    She may not be what she may seem
    Inside her shell

    She, who always seems so happy in a crowd
    Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
    No one's allowed to see them, when they cry
    She may be the love that cannot hope to last
    That comes to me from shadows in the past
    And I’ll remember 'till the day I die

    She maybe the reason I survive
    The why and wherefore I'm alive
    The one I care for through the rough and ready years

    Me, I'll take the laughter and her tears
    And make them all my souvenirs
    For where she goes I've got to be
    The meaning of my life is
    She
    She
    Oh, she....

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    Steal Away

    Steal away, let's steal away,
    No reason left to stay.
    For me and you,
    Let's start anew,
    And darlin' steal away.

    Ooooh, ooooh

    Let's steal away and chase our dream,
    And hope they never find us.
    The deary days, the empty nights,
    We'll leave them all behind us.

    Ooooh, aaaaah

    Steal away, let's steal away
    No reason left to stay.
    For me and you,
    Let's start anew,
    And darlin' steal away.

    Oooooh.

    We'll leave with just our memories,
    And make a new beginning.
    We have to choose,
    To win or lose,
    And it's time we started winning.

    Mmmmm, aaaaah

    Steal away, let's steal away,
    No reason left to stay.
    For me and you,
    Let's start anew,
    And darlin' steal away.
    Steal away, let's steal away,
    No reason left to stay.
    For me and you,
    Let's start anew,
    And darlin' steal away.

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    That's A Woman

    Paul:
    WOMAN,
    SUCH A DELICATE CREATURE,
    EV’RY FEATURE
    NEEDS TO BE LOVED FROM THE START
    BE TENDER
    AND SHE’LL SURRENDER
    OFFEND HER
    AND SHE WILL HARDEN HER HEART
    Ryan:
    A DELICATE CREATURE IS SOMETHING SHE AIN’T
    BETTER TAKE IT FROM ME, THAT’S A WOMAN
    THAT ISN’T AN ANGEL, THAT ISN'T A SAINT
    BETTER TAKE IT FROM ME, THAT’S A WOMAN
    SHE KNOWS HOW TO PLEASE AND SHE KNOWS HOW TO PLAY
    TAKE IT FROM ME, THAT’S A WOMAN
    FORGET ‘TO HONOUR, LOVE AND OBEY’
    SHE’LL TAKE YOU AND BREAK YOU
    AND THROW YOU AWAY,
    THAT’S A WOMAN, THAT’S A WOMAN.

    SHE KNOW EVERY MOVE AND SHE KNOWS EVERY TRICK
    TAKE IT FROM ME, THAT'S A WOMAN
    HOW TO KILL WITH A WORD AND TO CUT TO THE QUICK
    TAKE IT FROM ME, THAT’S A WOMAN
    HOW TO LOOK THROUGH YOU AS IF YOU’RE NOT THERE
    TAKE IT FROM ME, THAT’S A WOMAN.

    HOW TO SAY ‘NO’ WITH A FLICK OF HER HAIR,
    SHE’LL TURN YOU AND BURN YOU AND NOT EVEN CARE.
    THAT’S A WOMAN, THAT’S A WOMAN.

    Paul:
    FAITHFUL AND TRUE, THAT’S A WOMAN
    TRUSTING IN YOU, THAT’S A WOMAN
    GENTLE AND CONSTANTLY CARING
    STRONG AS THE LOVE SHE IS SHARING
    WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE EYES OF A WOMAN

    Ryan:
    LOOK IN HER EYES YOU’LL SEE NOTHING BUT LIES
    SHE’S A WOMAN

    Paul:
    AND THROUGH THE DISGUISE OF A WOMAN.

    Ryan:
    EV’RY ONE IS THE SAME, SHE’S JUST PLAYING A GAME
    SHE’S A WOMAN

    Paul:
    YOU’LL SEE IT ALL THERE
    THERE’S ROMANCE IN THE AIR

    Both:
    NOTHING ELSE CAN COMPARE,
    THAT’S A WOMAN

    Paul:
    WOMAN, SO SOFT AND BEGUILING
    SEE HER SMILING
    AND FEEL YOUR HEART ALL AGLOW
    ENFOLD HER
    LAY HER HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDER
    AND HOLD HER
    ‘TILL YOU JUST CAN’T LET HER GO.

    Ryan:
    TREAT HER AS IF YOU JUST DON’T GIVE A DAMN
    THAT’S HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN
    BE MORE OF STALLION
    LESS OF A LAMB
    THAT’S HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN!
    KEEP HER HANGING AROUND TILL SHE’S READY TO BURST
    THAT’S HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN
    DON’T TRY TO BE BAD, BE THE WORST!
    DO UNTO OTHERS BUT JUST DO IT FIRST
    TO A WOMAN, TO A WOMAN
    BE WISE BE WARY AND BE ON YOUR GUARD.
    THAT’S HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN
    IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU’RE FALLIN', YOU’D BETTER BE HARD
    ‘COS THAT’S HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN.
    DON’T LET HER GET CLOSER AND DON’T LET HER IN
    THAT’S HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN.
    ‘COS IF YOU ALLOW HER GET UNDER YOUR SKIN
    MY FRIEND THAT’S THE END ‘COS YOU ‘AINT GONNA WIN
    WITH A WOMAN, WITH A WOMAN.

    Zara Curtis: dances to him with Hard Shoe taps as a challenge

    Ryan:
    LOOK AT HER BODY AND LOOK AT HER MOVE
    LOOK AT HER BODY AND LOOK AT HER MOVE
    NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A WOMAN!

    Zara Curtis: dances to him with Hard Shoe taps as a challenge

    Ryan:
    I’M THINKING NOW I GOT SOMETHING TO PROVE
    COS THAT’S WHAT I CALL A WOMAN!

    Zara Curtis: dances to him with Hard Shoe taps as a challenge

    Ryan:
    ALL MY MOVES ARE STALLING HERE
    I CAN’T GET THROUGH TO THIS WOMAN!
    THE PIPES THE PIPES ARE CALLIN'’ HERE
    I THINK I COULD BE FALLIN'’ HERE
    FOR THIS WOMAN, WHAT A WOMAN!

    Paul: FAITHFUL AND TRUE, THAT’S A WOMAN

    Ryan: SHE COULDN’T BE TRUE, SHE’S JUST PLAYING WITH YOU,
    WHAT A WOMAN!

    Paul: TRUSTING IN YOU, THAT’S A WOMAN

    Ryan: TRUSTING IN WHO? YOU JUST HAVEN’T A CLUE
    WHAT A WOMAN

    Paul: GENTLE AND CONSTANTLY CARING

    Ryan: JUST LET IT BE,THIS ONE’S FOR ME
    WHAT A WOMAN!

    Paul: STRONG AS THE LOVE SHE IS SHARING.

    Zara Curtis is now with Ryan

    Both:
    WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE EYES OF A WOMAN
    AND THROUGH THE DISGUISE OF A WOMAN
    YOU’LL SEE IT ALL THERE
    THERE’S ROMANCE IN THE AIR
    NOTHING ELSE CAN COMPARE
    THAT’S A WO------------

    Ryan: WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I’D EVER GET CAUGHT

    Both: WHAT A WOMAN!

    Ryan and Zara leave the set
     

    The Island

    They say the skies of Lebanon are burning
    Those mighty cedars bleedin’ in the heat
    They're showing pictures on the television
    Women and children dying in the street
    And we're still at it in our own place
    Still tryin’ to reach the future through the past
    Still tryin’ to carve tomorrow from a tombstone...

    But Hey! Don't listen to me! this wasn't meant to be no sad song.
    We've heard too much of that before
    Right now I only want to be here with you Till the morning dew comes falling And I wanna take you to the island Trace your footprints in the sand
    And in the evening when the sun goes down We'll make love to the sound of the ocean
    They're raising banners over by the markets
    Whitewashing slogans on the shipyard walls
    Witchdoctors praying for a mighty showdown No way our holy flag is gonna’ fall
    Up here we sacrifice our children To feed the worn-out dreams of yesterday And teach them dying will lead us into glory...

    But Hey! Don't listen to me! cos this wasn't meant to be no sad song.
    I've sung too much of that before
    Right now I only want to be here with you
    Till the morning dew comes falling I wanna take you to the island
    And trace your footprints in the sand
    And in the evening when there’s no one around
    We'll make love to the sound of the ocean

    Now I know us plain folks don't see all the story
    And I know this peace and love's just copping out
    And I guess these young boys dying in the ditches Is just what being free is all about
    And how this twisted wreckage down on main street
    Will bring us all together in the end
    And we'll go marching down the road to freedom...
    Freedom……. Freedom
     

    The Old Man

    The tears have all been shed now
    We’ve said our last goodbyes
    His souls been blessed
    He’s laid to rest
    And it’s now I feel alone
    He was more than just a father
    A teacher my best friend
    And He’ll still be heard
    In the tunes we shared
    When I play them on my own

    (chorus)
    I never will forget him
    For he made me what I am
    Though he may be gone
    Memories linger on
    And I miss him, the old man
    As a boy he’d take me walkin’
    By mountain field and stream
    And he showed me things
    Not known to kings
    And secret between him and me
    Like the colours on the pheasant
    As he rises in the dawn
    Or how to fish and make a wish
    Beside a fairy tree

    (chorus)
    I never will forget him
    For he made me what I am
    Though he may be gone
    Memories linger on
    And I miss him, the old man

    I thought he’d live forever
    He seemed so big and strong
    But the minutes fly
    And the years roll by
    For a father and a son
    And suddenly when it happened
    There was so much left unsaid
    No second chance
    To tell him thanks

    For everything he’s done

    Oh, I never will forget him
    For he made me what I am
    Though he may be gone
    Memories linger on
    God I miss him, the old man
     
     

    The Voyage

    I am a sailor, you're my first mate
    We signed on together, we coupled our fate
    We hauled up our anchor, determined not to fail
    For the hearts treasure, together we set sail

    With no maps to guide us we steered our own course
    We rode out the storms when the winds were gale force
    We sat out the doldrums in patience, and hope
    Working together, we learned how to cope

    Chorus:
    Life is an ocean, love is a boat
    In troubled waters, it keeps us afloat
    When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
    Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

    Together we're in this relationship
    We built it with care, to last the whole trip
    Our true destination's not marked on any charts
    We're navigating for the shores of the heart

    Chorus:
    Life is an ocean and love is a boat
    In troubled waters, it keeps us afloat
    When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
    Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

     
     
    Yesterday's Men
    'Twas Joey the weasel that gave us the wire They were closing our factory down
    Though we didn't believe him and we called him a liar ,
    The redundancy letters came round

    As we read them in silence, I choked back a tear, It was hard to believe after twenty-odd years
    Farewell my companions, my friends and my workmates
    Farewell to the paydays, the pints and the craic
    Oh, We gave them our best years now they've paid us back , By making us yesterday's men, Sure as he ll, making us yesterday's men

    So We said our goodbyes by the factory gates, One cold
    Friday evening last year
    And I saw it all there in the eyes of ma mates, The anger, the sadness, the fear
    Like our fathers before us we worked there with pride,
    Now we fought back the bitterness burning inside
    Farewell my companions, my friends and my workmates, Farewell to the paydays, the pints and the craic

    Oh we gave them our best years now they've paid us back, By making us yesterday's men , Sure as he ll, making us yesterday's men
    Ah Now Jimmy, said she, Give the kids a few bob, After all, sure it is Friday night
    But How could I tell her I was out of a job , from now on things were going to be tight
    How well I remember it cut like a knife, I was never a day on the dole in my life
    Farewell my companions, my friends and my workmates , Farewell to the paydays, the pints and the craic

    Oh, We gave them our best years now they've paid us back, By making us yesterday's men, Sure as he ll, making us yesterday's men
    The machines now are silent, the workbenches bare, And there's dust on the factory floor
    They've boarded the windows and have chained up the gates , And have padlocked the factory door
    Now I'm on the scrap-heap, and I'm thirty-nine, Jus one of the hundreds, shot down in my prime

    Farewell my companions, my friends and my workmates , Farewell to the paydays, the pints and the craic
    Oh, We gave them our best years now they've paid us back, By making us yesterday's men, Sure as he ll, making us yesterday's men

    Farewell my companions, my friends and my workmates , Farewell to the paydays, the pints and the craic
    Oh, We gave them our best years now they've paid us back, By making us yesterday's men, Sure as he ll, making us yesterday's men
     

    Young Love

    They say for every boy and girl
    There's just one love in this whole world
    And I know I've found mine

    The heavenly touch of your embrace
    Tells me no one could take your place
    Ever in my heart

    Young love, first love
    Filled with deep devotion
    Young love, our love
    We share with deep emotion

    Just one kiss from your sweet lips
    Will tell me that our love is real
    And I can feel that it's true
    For we will vow to one another
    There will never be another
    Love for you or for me

    Young love, first love
    Filled with deep devotion
    Young love, our love
    We share with deep emotion

    Young love, first love
    Filled with deep devotion
    Young love, first love
    Filled with deep devotion
     

    Every Breath You Take

    Every breath you take
    Every move you make
    Every bond you break
    Every step you take
    I'll be watching you

    Every single day
    Every word you say
    Every game you play
    Every night you stay
    I'll be watching you

    Oh, cant you see
    You belong to me
    How my poor heart aches
    Every step you take

    Every move you make
    Every vow you break
    Every smile you fake
    Every claim you stake
    I'll be watching you

    Since youve gone I been lost without a trace
    Dream at night I can only see your face
    Look around but its you I cant replace
    Feel so cold but I long for your embrace
    Keep crying baby, baby, please..
    Oh, cant you see
    You belong to me
    How my poor heart aches
    Every breath you take

    Every move you make
    Every vow you break
    Every smile you fake
    Every claim you stake
    I'll be watching you

    I'll be watching you
    I'll be watching you
    I'll be watching you
    I'll be watching you
    I'll be watching you
    I'll be watching you
     

    Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

    Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen
    Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen

    Tonight's the night I've waited for
    Because you're not a baby anymore
    You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen

    What happened to that funny face
    My little tomboy now wears satin and lace
    I can't believe my eyes you're just a teenage dream
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen

    When you were only six I was your big brother
    Then when you were ten We didn't like each other
    When you were thirteen You were my funny valentine
    But since you've grown up Your future is sewn up
    From now on you're gonna be mine, so

    If I should smile with sweet surprise
    It's just that you've grown up before my very eyes
    You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen

    Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen
    Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen

    If I should smile with sweet surprise
    It's just that you've grown up before my very eyes
    You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen

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    Happy birthday sweet sixteen
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    Happy birthday sweet sixteen
    Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
    Happy birthday sweet sixteen
     

    Wichita Lineman

    I am a lineman for the county
    And I drive the mainroad.
    Lookin' in the sun for another overload.

    I hear you singing in the wire.
    I can hear you thru the whine.
    And the Wichita Lineman, is still on the line...

    I know I need a small vacation.
    But it don't look like rain.
    And if it snows that stretch down south, won't ever stand the strain.

    And I need you more than want you.
    And I want you for all time.
    And the Wichita Lineman, is still on the line...

    And I need you more than want you.
    And I want you for all time.
    And the Wichita Lineman, is still on the line

    Is still on the line...
    Is still on the line...
    Is still on the line...
     
    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
    Don't take your love away from me
    Don't you leave my heart in misery
    If you go then I'll be blue
    Cause breaking up his hard to do

    Remember when you held me tight
    And you kissed me all through the night
    Think of all that we've been through
    And breaking up is hard to do

    They say that breaking up is hard to do
    Now I know, I know that it's true
    Don't say that this is the end
    Instead of breaking up I wish that we were making up again

    I beg of you, don't say goodbye
    Can't we give our love another try
    Come on baby, let's start a new
    Cause breaking up is hard to do

    They say that breaking up is hard to do
    Now I know, I know that it's true
    Don't say that this is the end
    Instead of breaking up I wish that we were making up again

    I beg of you, don't say goodbye
    Can't we give our love another try
    Come on baby, let's start a new
    Cause breaking up is hard to do

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    Breaking up is hard to do
     
    I'm Gonna Be "500 Miles"
    When I wake up, well I know i'm gonna be,
    I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next you
    When I go out, well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you

    If I get drunk, well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
    And if I haver, well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

    And I would walk 500 miles
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
    To fall down at your door

    When I'm working, well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you
    And when the money, comes in for the work I do
    I'll pass almost every penny on to you
    When I come home, well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you
    And if I grow-old well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you

    And I would walk 500 miles
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
    And falls down at your door

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    When I'm lonely, well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's lonely without you
    And when I'm dreaming, well you know I'm gonna dream
    I'm gonna dream about the time when I'm with you
    I'm gonna dream about the time when I'm with you

    And I would walk 500 miles
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
    And falls down at your door

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    You Raise Me Up
    When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary
    When troubles come and my heart burdened be
    Then I am still and wait here in the silence
    Until you come and sit awhile with me

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
    You raise me up to more than I can be

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
    You raise me up to more than I can be

    You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
    You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
    I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
    You raise me up to more than I can be

    You raise me up to more than I can be
     
    Take Me Home (Group)
    I sit here thinking as the sun is sinking
    Low o'er the mountains and the dry dusty ground
    As the night is falling, I start recalling
    The nights in my own home town

    I see their faces in familiar places
    I hear the music that we played way back then
    My heart rejoices, as I hear their voices
    Calling me home again

    Home, oh take me home
    Home to the people I left behind
    Home to the love I know I'll find
    Oh, take me home

    As the sky is burning, my mind is turning
    To the cold winter evenings by my own fire side
    So far away now, but any day now
    I'll sail on the morning tide

    Home, oh take me home
    Home to the people I left behind
    Home to the love I know I'll find
    Oh, take me home

    Take me home, far across the sea
    Home is where I want to be

    Home, oh take me home
    Home to the people I left behind
    Home to the love I know I'll find
    Oh, take me home

    Home, oh take me home
    Home to the people I left behind
    Home to the love I know I'll find
    Oh, take me home
    Take me home
    You raise me up to more than I can be
     
    Because We Believe (Performed by Paul Byrom)
    Guarda fuori è già mattina
    Questo è un giorno che ricorderai
    Alzati in fretta e vai
    C'è chi crede in te
    Non ti arrendere

    Once in every life
    There comes a time
    We walk out all alone
    And into the light
    The moment won't last but then,
    We remember it again
    When we close our eyes.

    Like stars across the sky
    E per avvincere
    Tu dovrai vincere
    We were born to shine
    All of us here because we believe

    Non arrenderti
    Qualcuno è con te

    Like stars across the sky
    We were born to shine
    E per avvincere
    Dovrai vincere
    E allora vincerai
    You raise me up to more than I can be
     
    The Green Fields Of France (Performed by Keith Harkin)
    Well, how do you do Private William McBride
    Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside
    And rest for awhile neath the warm summer sun
    I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done

    And I see by your gravestone, you're only nineteen
    When you joined the great fallen in nineteen sixteen
    Well I hope you died quickly, I hope you died clean
    Or poor Willy Mcbride, was it slow and obscene

    Did they beat the drums slowly
    Did they play the pipes lowly
    Did they bugles carry you over as they lowered you down
    And did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus
    Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of The Forest'

    And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
    In some loyal heart is your memory enshrined
    And though you died back in nineteen-sixteen
    In that faithful heart are you always nineteen

    Or are you a stranger without a name
    Forever enshrined behind some glass pane
    In an old photograph, torn and tattered, and stained.
    And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.

    Did they beat the drums slowly
    Did they play the pipes lowly
    Did they bugles carry you over as they lowered you down
    And did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus
    Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of The Forest'

    Well the sun's shining down on these green fields of France
    The warm wind blows gently, and the red poppies dance
    The trenches have vanished long under the plow
    There's no gas, no barb wire, there's no guns firing now

    But here in this graveyard that's still no-man's land
    The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand
    To man's blind indifference to his fellow man
    The whole generation was butchered and damned

    Did they beat the drums slowly
    Did they play the pipes lowly
    Did they bugles carry you over as they lowered you down
    And did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus
    Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of The Forest'

    And I can't help but wonder young Willy McBride
    Do those that lie here know why that they died
    And did they really believe you when you told them the cause
    Did they really believe that this war would end wars

    Well the suffering, and the sorrow, the glory of pain
    The killing and dying they were all done in vain
    For young Willy McBride it's all happened again,
    And again, and again, and again, and again

    Did they beat the drums slowly
    Did they play the pipes lowly
    Did they bugles carry you over as they lowered you down
    And did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus
    Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of The Forest
    You raise me up to more than I can be
     
    Life With You (Performed by George Donaldson)
    When I was a younger man
    When I was a silly boy
    I didn’t need a thing,
    I was strong as anything,
    I viewed solitude as a joy

    But since I met you I’m distraught
    You wandered in and now I’m caught
    I never thought I would see
    Someone so truly good
    Some one who’s so everything I’m not

    I want to spend my life with you
    Don’t want to live all alone
    I can’t conceive of the years left in me
    Without you in our home

    But what if, what if, what if what
    If it’s not perfect then it’s not
    But every care I’ll take
    Nothing I won’t forsake
    To dwell beside what you’ve got

    Every time I think about you
    I think I can’t live with you
    I’ll tell you something
    I am nothing without you

    I want to spend my life with you
    Don’t want to live all alone
    I can’t conceive of the years left in me
    Without you in our home

    I want to spend my life with you
    Don’t want to live all alone
    I can’t conceive of the years left in me

    Without you in our home (2x)
     
    Surfer Medley (Performed by Keith Harkin)
    Well, she got her daddy's car
    And she cruised through the hamburger stand, now
    Seems she forgot all about the library
    Like she told her old man, now
    And with the radio blasting
    Goes cruisin' just as fast as she can, now
    And she'll have fun, fun, fun
    'Til her daddy takes the T-Bird away

    If everybody had an ocean
    Across the U.S. of A.
    Then everybody'd be surfin'
    Like Californ-i-a
    You'd seem 'em wearing their baggies
    Huarachi sandals too
    A bushy bushy blonde hairdo
    Surfin' U.S.A.

    You'd catch 'em surfin' at Del Mar
    (Inside outside U.S.A.)
    Ventura County line
    (Inside outside U.S.A.)
    Santa Cruz and Trestles
    (Inside outside U.S.A.)
    Australia's Narrabeen
    (Inside outside U.S.A.)
    All over Manhattan
    (Inside outside U.S.A.)
    And down Doheny way
    (Inside outside)
    Everybody's gone surfin'
    Surfin' U.S.A.
     
    Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown (Performed by Ryan Kelly)
    Well the South side of Chicago
    Is the baddest part of town
    And if you go down there
    You better just beware
    Of a man named Leroy Brown

    Now Leroy more than trouble
    You see he stand 'bout six foot four
    All the downtown ladies call him Treetop Lover
    All the men just call him Sir

    Chorus:
    And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
    The baddest man in the whole damned town
    Badder than old King Kong
    And meaner than a junkyard dog

    Now Leroy he a gambler
    And he like his fancy clothes
    And he like to wave his diamond rings
    In front of everybody's nose
    He got a custom Continental
    He got an Eldorado too
    He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
    He got a razor in his shoe

    (Repeat Chorus)
    Now Friday 'bout a week ago
    Leroy shootin' dice
    And at the edge of the bar
    Sat a girl named Doris
    And oo that girl looked nice
    Well he cast his eyes upon her
    And the trouble soon began
    Cause Leroy Brown learned a lesson
    Bout messin' with the wife of a jealous man

    (Repeat Chorus)
    Well the two men took to fighting
    And when they pulled them off the floor
    Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
    With a couple of pieces gone.
     
     
    Still Haven't Found What I am Looking For (Group)
    I have climbed highest mountains
    I have run through the fields
    Only to be with you
    Only to be with you
    I have run
    I have crawled
    I have scaled these city walls
    These city walls
    Only to be with you

    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

    I have kissed honey lips
    Felt the healing in her fingertips
    It burned like a fire
    This burning desire

    I have spoke with the tongue of angels
    I have held the hand of a devil
    It was warm in the night
    I was cold as a stone

    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

    I have climbed highest mountains
    I have run through the fields
    Only to be with you
    Only to be with you

    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
    But I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
     
     
    Amazing Grace (Group)
    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me
    I once was lost but now I'm found
    Was blind but now I see

    Was grace that taught my heart to fear
    And grace my fears relieved
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed

    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me
    I once was lost but now I'm found
    Was blind but now I see

    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come
    'Twas grace that brought me safe thus far
    And grace will lead me home
    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me
    I once was lost but now I'm found
    Was blind but now I see
    Was blind but now I see
     
     
    Hello Again (Performed by George Donaldson)
    Hello again, hello
    Just called to say 'hello'
    I couldn't sleep at all tonight
    And I know it's late
    But I couldn't wait

    Hello, my friend, hello
    Just called to let you know
    I think about you every night
    When I'm here alone
    And you're there at home
    Hello

    Maybe it's been crazy
    And maybe I'm to blame
    But I put my heart above my head
    We've been thru it all
    And you loved me just the same
    And when you're not there
    I just need to hear

    Hello, my friend, hello
    It's good to need you so
    It's good to love you like I do
    And to feel this way
    When I hear you say
    Hello

    Hello, my friend, hello
    Just called to let you know
    I think about you every night
    And I know it's late
    But I couldn't wait
    Hello
     
     
    It's Hard To Say I'm Sorry (Performed by Keith Harkin)
    Everybody needs a little time away
    I've heard her say
    From each other

    Even lovers need a holiday oooh
    Far away from each other

    Hold me now
    It's hard for me to say I'm sorry
    I just want you to stay
    And after all that you've been through
    I will make it up to you
    I promise you, baby

    And after all thats been said and done
    You're just the part of me I can't let go

    ooooh bup bup bup bup

    Couldn't stand to be kept away
    Not for a day
    From your body
    Wouldn't want to be swept away awaaaaaaaay
    Far away from the one that I love

    Hold me now
    It's hard for me to say I'm sorry
    I just want you to know
    Hold me now
    I really want to tell you I'm sorry
    I could never let you go

    And after all that we've been through
    I will make it up to you
    I promise you

    And after all that's been said and done
    You're just a part of me I can't let go

    I can't let go.
     
     
    Everything I Do, I Do It For You (Performed by Ryan Kelly)
    Look into my eyes - you will see
    What you mean to me
    Search your heart - search your soul
    And when you find me there you'll search no more

    Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
    You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for
    You know it's true
    Everything I do - I do it for you

    Look into your heart - you will find
    There's nothin' there to hide
    Take me as I am - take my life
    I would give it all - I would sacrifice

    Don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for
    I can't help it - there's nothin' I want more
    You know it's true
    Everything I do - I do it for you

    There's no love - like your love
    And no other - could give more love
    There's nowhere - unless you're there
    All the time - all the way yeah

    (background quite)
    Look in to your heart baby

    Oh - you can't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
    I can't help it - there's nothin' I want more
    I would fight for you - I'd lie for you
    Walk the wire for you - ya I'd die for you

    You know it's true
    Everything I do - ohhhhhhhhh - I do it for you
     
     
    Just Like Jesse James (Performed by Caroline Torti - Vocals by Charley Bird)
    You're struttin' into town like you're slingin' a gun
    Just a small town dude with a big city attitude
    Honey are ya lookin' for some trouble tonight
    Well all right

    You think you're so bad, drive the women folk wild
    Shoot 'em all down with the flash of your pearly smile
    Honey but you met your match tonight
    Oh, that's right

    You think you'll knock me off my feet 'til I'm flat on the floor
    'Til my heart is cryin' Indian and I'm beggin for more
    So come on baby
    Come on baby show me what that loaded gun is for

    [CHORUS]
    If you can give it I can take it
    'Cause if this heart is gonna break it's gonna take a lot to break it I know tonight
    Somebody's gonna win the fight
    So if you're so tough
    Come on and prove it
    You heart is down for the count and you know you're gonna lose it
    Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
    Just like Jesse James
    You're an outlaw lover and I'm after your hide
    Well you ain't so strong, won't be long 'til your hands are tied
    Tonight I'm gonna take you in dead or alive
    That's right

    You break the laws of love in the name of desire
    Take ten steps back cause I'm ready baby
    Aim and fire
    Baby there's nowhere you gonna run tonight
    Ooh that's right

    Well you've had your way with love but it's the end of the day
    Now a team of wild horses couldn't drag your heart away
    So come on baby
    Come on baby
    Come on baby you know there ain't nothing left to say

    [CHORUS INSTRUMENTAL]

    You think you'll knock me off my feet 'til I'm flat on the floor
    'Til my heart is cryin' Indian and I'm beggin for more
    So come on baby
    Come on baby, come on

    [CHORUS]

    Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
    Just like Jesse James
    Tonight you're gonna go down in flames
    Just like Jesse James

    I'm gonna shoot you down Jesse James

     
     
    Doo Wacka Doo (Performed by Paul Byrom)
    I've been playing some old records
    That I found in Grandpa's trunk
    Beside a wind-up gramophone
    Beneath a pile of junk

    And in that dusty attic
    I enjoyed a music show
    Listening to the melodies
    Of eighty years ago

    Doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka do
    The band would play
    Doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka do
    They'd danced the night away

    I long for all the magic
    And the days of cabaret
    Bring back those good old melodies
    Of yesterday

    Bring back those good old melodies
    Of yesterday

    In my youth, I studied music
    And it taught me how to sing
    "Bella signora"
    They took me to the opera
    And I loved that kind of thing

    But then I'd listen to the stories
    That my grandpa used to tell
    About the Roaring Twenties
    And the songs he knew so well

    Doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka do
    The band would play
    Doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka do
    They'd danced the night away

    I long for all the magic
    And the days of cabaret
    Bring back those good old melodies
    Of yesterday

    Bring back those good old melodies
    Of yesterday

    Then he'd talk about the flappers
    And the way they used to dance
    About the bootleg liquor
    And the ballrooms of romance

    Then, later, in the movies
    There's dancing everywhere
    My grandpa said he dreamed
    That he could move like Fred Astaire

    Oh, doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka do
    The band would play
    Doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka doo wacka do
    They'd danced the night away

    I long for all the magic
    And the days of cabaret
    Bring back those good old melodies
    Of yesterday

    Bring back those good old melodies
    Of yesterday
     
     
    Sway (Performed by Paul Byrom)
    When marimba rhythms start to play
    Dance with me, make me sway
    Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
    Hold me close, sway me more

    Like a flower bending in the breeze
    Bend with me, sway with ease
    When we dance you have a way with me
    Stay with me, sway with me

    Other dancers may be on the floor
    Dear, but my eyes will see only you
    Only you have the magic technique
    When we sway I go weak

    I can hear the sounds of violins
    Long before it begins
    Make me thrill as only you know how
    Sway me smooth, sway me now

    Other dancers may be on the floor
    Dear, but my eyes will see only you
    Only you have the magic technique
    When we sway I go weak

    I can hear the sounds of violins
    Long before it begins
    Make me thrill as only you know how
    Sway me smooth, sway me now
    You know how
    Sway me smooth, sway me now
     
     
    When You Wish Upon A Star (Performed by Neil Byrne)
    When you wish upon a star
    Makes no difference who you are
    Anything your heart desires
    Will come to you

    If your heart is in your dream
    No request is too extreme
    When you wish upon a star
    As dreamers do

    Fate is kind
    She brings to those who love
    The sweet fulfillment of
    Their secret longing

    Like a bolt out of the blue
    Fate steps in and sees you through
    When you wish upon a star
    Your dreams come true
     
     
    Hallelujah (Performed By Neil Byrne, Ryan Kelly & Keith Harkin)
    Now I've heard there was a secret chord
    That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    But you don't really care for music, do you?
    It goes like this
    The fourth, the fifth
    The minor fall, the major lift
    The baffled king composing Hallelujah

    Hallelujah Hallelujah
    Hallelujah Hallelujah

    Your faith was strong but you needed proof
    You saw her bathing on the roof
    Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
    She tied you
    To a kitchen chair
    She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
    And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Maybe there's a God above
    And all I ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
    It's not a cry you can hear at night
    It's not somebody who's seen the light
    It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelu-

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
     
     
    Home (Performed By Damian McGinty)
    Another summer day
    Has come and gone away
    In Paris and Rome
    I wanna go home
    Mmmmmmmm

    May be surrounded by
    A million people I
    Still feel all alone
    Just wanna go home
    I miss you, you know

    And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
    Each one a line or two
    “I’m fine baby, how are you?”
    Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
    My words were cold and flat
    And you deserve more than that

    Another aeroplane
    Another sunny place
    I’m lucky, I know
    But I wanna go home
    I’ve got to go home

    Let me go home
    I’m just too far from where you are
    I wanna come home

    It feels just like I’m living someone else’s life
    It’s like I just stepped outside
    When everything was going right
    And I know just why you could not
    Come along with me
    'Cause this was not your dream
    But you always believed in me

    Another winter day has come
    And gone away
    In even Paris and Rome
    I wanna go home
    Let me go home

    And I’m surrounded by
    A million people I
    Still feel alone
    Let me go home
    I miss you, you know

    Let me go home
    I'm just to far from where you are
    I wanna come home
    Let me go home
    It will all be all right
    I’ll be home tonight
    I’m coming back home
     
     
    Standing On The Corner(Performed By Damian McGinty)
    Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
    Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
    Brother you don't know a nicer occupation
    Matter of fact, neither do I
    Than standing on a corner watching all the girls
    Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by

    I'm the cat that got the cream
    Haven't got a girl but I can dream
    Haven't got a girl but I can wish
    So I'll take me down to Main street
    And that's where I select my imaginary dish

    Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
    Standing on a corner giving all the girls the eye
    Brother if you've got a rich imagination
    Give it a whirl, give it a try
    Try standing on a corner watching all the girls
    Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by

    Brother you can't go to jail for what you're thinking
    Or for that woo look in your eye
    Standing on the corner watching all the girls
    Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by
     
     
    Winter Wonderland (Performed By Damian McGinty)
    Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
    In the lane, snow is glistening
    A beautiful sight
    We're happy tonight
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Gone away is the bluebird
    Here to stay is a new bird
    He sings a love song
    As we go along
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    In the meadow we can build a snowman
    Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

    He'll say: Are you married?
    We'll say: No man
    But you can do the job
    When you're in town

    Later on, we'll conspire
    As we dream by the fire
    To face unafraid
    The plans that we've made
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    In the meadow we can build a snowman
    And pretend that he's a circus clown
    We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman
    Until the other kids knock him down

    When it snows, ain't it thrilling
    Though your nose gets a chilling
    We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
    Walking in a winter wonderland
     
     
    All I Want For Christmas (Performed By Keith Harkin)
    I don't want a lot for Christmas
    There is just one thing I need
    I don't care about the presents
    Underneath the Christmas tree
    I just want you for my own
    More than you could ever know
    Make my wish come true
    All I want for Christmas is
    You... yea yea

    I don't want a lot for Christmas
    There is just one thing I need
    (and I) Don't care about presents
    Underneath the Christmas tree
    I don't need to hang my stocking
    There upon the fireplace
    Santa Claus won't make me happy
    With a toy on Christmas day
    I just want you for my own
    More than you could ever know
    Make my wish come true
    All I want for Christmas is you
    You baby

    Oh I won't ask for much this Christmas
    I won't even wish for snow
    (and I) I'm just gonna keep on waiting
    Underneath the mistletoe
    I won't make a list and send it
    To the North Pole for Saint Nick
    I won't even stay awake to
    Hear those magic reindeer click
    'Cause I just want you here tonight
    Holding on to me so tight
    What more can I do
    Baby all I want for Christmas is you
    You baby

    All the lights are shining
    So brightly everywhere (so brightly yea)
    And the sound of children's
    Laughter fills the air
    And everyone is singing (oh yea)
    I hear those sleigh bells ringing
    Santa won't you bring me the one I really need
    Won't you please bring my baby to me

    Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas
    This is all I'm asking for
    I just want to see baby
    Standing right outside my door
    Oh I just want you for my own
    More than you could ever know
    Make my wish come true
    Baby all I want for Christmas is
    You (You) baby
    All I want for Christmas is you baby... (repeat).
     
    Our First Christmas Together (Performed By Damian Mcginty)
    Don't mind the snow that's falling
    The carol singers calling
    I'm just happy to be spending our first Christmas
    Together

    And I'll be more than jolly
    With the mistletoe and holly
    Tonight as we are counting down to Christmas
    Together, Just you and me

    With those jingle bells ringing
    As I'm holding you near
    I'll be making a toast
    May tonight be the most
    Unforgettable night of the year

    The sound of jingle bells and laughter
    Will remind us ever after
    Of how we spent that magical first Christmas
    Together, Just you and me
    Just you and me

    With those jingle bells ringing
    As I'm holding you near
    I'll be making a toast
    May tonight be the most
    Unforgettable night of the year
    The year

    Cuddled up and cozy
    The future's looking rosy
    And I can see us spending every Christmas
    Together, Just you and me

    Just you and me Just you and me Just you and me
     
     
    Let It Snow (Performed By Ryan Kelly)
    Oh the weather outside is frightful
    But the fire is so delightful
    And since we've no place to go
    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

    It doesn't show signs of stopping
    And I've bought some corn for popping
    The lights are turned way down low
    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

    When we finally kiss goodnight
    How I'll hate going out in the storm
    But if you'll really hold me tight
    All the way home I'll be warm

    The fire is slowly dying
    And, my dear, we're still goodbying
    But as long as you love me so
    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow
     
     
    Going Home For Christmas (Performed By George Donaldson)
    Goin' home for Christmas
    Can't wait to be on my way
    To see once more the folks I've been missin
    This long and many a day

    Can't wait to get that old feelin
    Bein' back where I belong
    I've saved my fare
    And I'll soon be there
    It's Christmas, and I'm going home

    Goin' home for Christmas
    And the welcome that's waiting there
    I'll say goodbye to the lights of Broadway
    Farewell to ol' Times Square

    Though my home is plain and simple
    It's the place where I belong
    And Bleecker Street
    Just can't compete
    It's Christmas, and I'm going home

    I've saved my fare
    And I'll soon be there
    It's Christmas, and I'm going home

    Goin' home for Christmas
    The way that it used to be
    See the candle burnin' there in the window
    The fairy lights on the tree

    Hear the laughter of the children
    See the wonder in their eyes
    Bring on the snow
    And the mistletoe
    It's Christmas, and I'm going home

    Bring on the snow
    And the mistletoe
    It's Christmas, and I'm going home

    I'm going home.
     
     
    Silent Night (Group)
     
    Lyrics in Gaelic

    Oíche Chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,
    Cách na suan go héiri an lae.
    Dís is dílse ag faire le spéis.
    Glór binn aingeal le clos insan aer.
    Críost ag teacht ar an saol.
    Críost ag teacht ar an saol.

    Oíche Chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,
    Aoirí ar dtús a chuala an scéal
    Alleluia aingeal ag glaoch
    Cantain suairc i ngar is i gcéin.
    Críost ár Slánaitheoir féin
    Críost ár Slánaitheoir féin

    ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

    Silent night! Holy night!
    All's asleep, one sole light,
    Just the faithful and holy pair,
    Lovely boy-child with curly hair,
    Sleep in heavenly peace!

    Silent night! Holy night!
    God's Son laughs, o how bright.
    Love from your holy lips shines clear,
    As the dawn of salvation draws near,
    Jesus, Lord, with your birth!

    Silent night! Holy night!
    Brought the world peace tonight,
    From the heavens' golden height
    Shows the grace of His holy might
    Jesus, as man on this earth!

    Silent night! holy night!
    Where today all the might
    Of His fatherly love us graced
    And then Jesus, as brother embraced.
    All the peoples on earth!

    Silent night! Holy night!
    Long we hoped that He might,
    As our Lord, free us of wrath,
    Since times of our fathers He hath
    Promised to spare all mankind!

    Silent night! Holy night!
    Sheperds first see the sight.
    Told by angelic Alleluja,
    Sounding everywhere, both near and far:
    "Christ the Savior is here!"
     
     
    The Homes Of Donegal (Performed By Paul Byrom)
    I've just dropped in to see you all
    I'll only stay awhile
    I want to hear how you're getting on
    I want to see you smile
    I'm happy to be back again
    And greet you big and small
    For there's no place else on this earth quite like
    The homes of Donegal

    I long to see your smiling children
    Standing by the door
    The kettle boiling on the hearth
    As I walk up the floor
    And then to see you waiting for me
    For travellers one and all
    For your hearts' alive in your mountain sides
    In the homes of Donegal

    I'd like to lie, lie along with you
    And while away the night
    With fairy lore and tales of yore
    Beside the surf fire bright
    And then to see you laid out for me
    A shake-down by the wall
    For there's rest for weary wanderers
    In the homes of Donegal

    Donegal, Queen of all
    Donegal, Queen of all
    Donegal, Queen of all
     
     
    It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year/We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Group)
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    With the kids jingle belling
    And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
    It's the most wonderful time of the year

    It's the hap -happiest season of all
    With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
    When friends come to call
    It's the hap - happiest season of all

    There'll be parties for hosting
    Marshmallows for toasting
    Caroling out in the snow
    There'll be scary ghost stories
    And tales of the glories of
    Christmases long, long ago
    Long ago

    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    There'll be much mistltoeing
    And hearts will be glowing
    When love ones are near
    It's the most wonderful time of the year

    [Interlude]

    There'll be parties for hosting
    Marshmallows for toasting
    And caroling out in the snow
    There'll be scary ghost stories
    And tales of the glories of
    Christmases long, long ago

    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    There'll be much mistltoeing
    And hearts will be glowing
    When love ones are near
    It's the most wonderful time
    Yes the most wonderful time
    It's the most wonderful time of the year

    "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

    We wish you a Merry Christmas
    We wish you a Merry Christmas
    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Chorus:
    Glad tidings we bring
    To you and your King
    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    So bring us Some figgy pudding
    So bring us some figgy pudding
    So bring us some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer.

    Chorus

    Glad tidings we bring
    To you and your King
    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Chorus
    We wish you a Merry Christmas
    We wish you a Merry Christmas
    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

     
     
    Baby It's Cold Outside (Performed By Ryan Kelly - Vocals By Charley Bird)
    I really can't stay - but baby it's cold outside
    I've got to go away - but baby it's cold outside
    This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
    So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice

    My mother will start to worry - Beautiful words you're humming
    And father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
    So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
    Well, maybe just a half a drink more - Put some records on while I pour

    The neighbours might think - But baby it's bad out there
    Say, what's in this drink? - No cabs to be had out there
    I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
    To break the spell - I'll take your hat, your hairs looks swell

    I ought to say no, no, no sir - Mind if I move in closer?
    At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense of hurting my pride?
    I really can't stay - Oh baby don't hold out
    Ah but it's cold outside - Baby it's cold outside

    I simply must go - But baby it's cold outside
    The answer is no -But baby it's cold outside
    The welcome has been - How lucky that you dropped in
    So nice and warm - Look out that window at that storm

    My sister will be suspicious - God your lips look delicious
    My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
    My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips are delicious
    Well, maybe just a cigarette more -Never such a blizzard before

    I got to get home - But baby you'd freeze out there
    Say, lend me a coat - It's up to your knees out there
    You've really been grand - I'm thrilled when you touch my hand
    Why don't you see - How can you do this thing to me?

    There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Think of my lifelong sorrow
    At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
    I really can't stay - Get over that hold-out
    Ah but it's cold outside - Ah but it's cold outside

    (Only the man:)
    Where could you be going
    When the wind is blowing
    And it's cold outside?

    (Both:)
    Baby it's cold, cold outside

    Brr its cold.
    It's cold out there
    Cant you stay awhile longer baby
    Well..I really shouldn't...alright

     
     
    It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (Performed By Neil Byrne)
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    Everywhere you go
    Take a look in the Five and Ten
    Glistening once again
    With candy canes and silver lanes aglow

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    Toys in every store
    But the prettiest sight to see
    Is the holly that will be
    On your own front door

    A pair of Hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots
    Is the wish of Bonny and Ben
    Dolls that will talk and go for a walk
    Is the hope of Janice and Jenn
    And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again
    (Yes Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again)

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    Everywhere you go
    There's a tree in the Grand Hotel
    One in the park as well
    The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    Soon the bells will start
    And the thing that will make them ring.
    Is the Carol that you sing
    Right within your heart
    Right within your heart
    Right within your heart
     
     
    I wish it could be Christmas Everyday (Performed By George Donaldson)
    Oh when the snowman brings the snow
    Oh well he just might like to know
    He's put a great big smile on somebody's face

    If you jump into your bed
    And you cover up your head
    Don't you lock the doors
    You know that sweet Santa Claus is on the way

    (Chorus)
    Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
    Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    Let the bells ring out for Christmas

    When we're skating in the park
    If the storm cloud paints it dark
    Then your rosy cheeks are gonna light my merry way

    Now the frosticals appeared
    And they've frozen up my beard
    And so we'll lie by the fire
    Til the sleep simply melts them all away

    (Chorus)
    Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
    Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    Let the bells ring out for Christmas

    (Chorus)
    Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
    Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    Let the bells ring out for Christmas

    Why don't you give your love, it's Christmas

    When the snowman brings the snow
    When the snowman brings the snow
    When the snowman brings the snow
    When the snow
     
     
    Last Christmas (Performed By Keith Harkin)
    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
    But the very next day, you gave it away
    This year to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Once bitten and twice shy
    I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
    Tell me, baby, do you recognize me?
    Well, it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

    Merry Christmas, I wrapped it up and sent it
    With a note saying, "I love you", I meant it
    Now I know what a fool I've been
    But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again

    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
    But the very next day, you gave it away
    This year to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
    But the very next day, you gave it away
    This year to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    A crowded room and friends with tired eyes
    I'm hiding from you and your soul of ice
    My God, I thought you were someone to rely on
    Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on

    A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
    A girl undercover but you tore her apart
    Maybe this year, maybe this year
    I'll give it to someone special

    'Cause last Christmas, I gave you my heart
    But the very next day, you gave it away
    This year to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
    But the very next day, you gave it away
    This year to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

    And last Christmas
    And this year won't be anything like
    Anything like

    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
    But the very next day, you gave it away
    And this year to save me from tears
    I'll give it to someone special

     
     
    Ave Maria (Performed By Paul Byrom)
    (Performed in Latin)
    Ave Maria
    Gratia plena
    Maria, gratia plena
    Maria, gratia plena
    Ave, ave dominus
    Dominus tecum
    Benedicta tu in mulieribus
    Et benedictus
    Et benedictus fructus ventris
    Ventris tui, Jesus
    Ave Maria

    Ave Maria
    Mater Dei
    Ora pro nobis pecatoribus
    Ora, ora pro nobis
    Ora, ora pro nobis pecatoribus
    Nunc et in hora mortis
    In hora mortis nostrae
    In hora mortis, mortis nostrae
    In hora mortis nostrae
    Ave Maria!
     
     
     

    Christmas 1915

    1915 on Christmas day
    On the western front the guns all died away
    And lying in the mud on bags of sand
    We heard a germen sing from no mans land
    He had a tenor voice so pure and true
    The words were strange but every note we knew
    Soaring ore the living dead and dammed
    The germen sang of peace from no mans land

    They left there trenches and we left ours
    Beneath tins hats the smiles bloomed like wild flowers
    With photos, cigerets and boats of wine
    We built a solders truce on the front line
    There singer was a lad of twenty one
    We begged another song before the dawn
    And sitting in the mud and blood and fear
    He sang again the song I longed to hear

    Silent night no cannons roar
    A king is born of peace for evermore
    Alls calm, alls bright all brothers hand in hand
    In 19 and 15 in no mans' Land

    And in the morning all the guns boomed in the rain
    And we killed them and they killed us again
    At night they charged we fought them hand to hand
    And I killed the boy that sang in no mans land

    Silent night no cannons roar
    A king is born of peace for evermore
    Alls calm, alls bright all brothers hand in hand
    And that young solder sings
    The sound of peace still rings
    Tho the captains and the kings build no mans land

    Sleep in heavenly peace
     
    A Place In The Choir (Group)
    [Chorus]
    All God's creatures got a place in the choir,
    Some sing low and some sing higher,
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire,
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got.

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Well listen to the bass its the one on the bottom,
    Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus,
    moans and groans with a big to do,
    And the old cow just goes moo.

    The dogs and the cats, they take up the middle,
    Where the honeybee hums and the cricket fiddles,
    The donkey brays and the pony neighs,
    And the old gray badger sighs.

    [Chorus]

    Listen to the top with the little birds singing,
    And the melodies and the high notes ringing,
    And the hoot-owl cries over everything,
    And the blackbird disagrees.

    Singing in the night time singing in the day,
    And the little duck quacks and he's on his way,
    And the otter hasn't got much to say,
    And the porcupine talks to himself.

    [Chorus]

    Its a simple song living song everywhere,
    By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear,
    The grumpy alligator and the hawk above,
    The sly old weasel and the turtledove.
     
     
    Galway Girl (Group)
    Emmett:

    I took a stroll down the old long walk
    On the day -I-ay-I-ay
    I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
    On a grand top day -I-ay

    All:

    And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
    'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    And I knew right then I'd be takin' a whirl
    Down the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl

    Ryan & Keith:

    We were halfway there when the rain came down
    On the day -I-ay-I-ay
    And she took me up to her flat downtown
    Of a fine soft day -I-ay

    George/All:

    And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
    If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
    And I lost my heart to a Galway girl

    Damian:

    So, when I woke up I was all alone
    With a broken heart and a ticket home

    George/All:

    And I ask you friend, what's a fella to do
    If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    See I've traveled around, I've been over the world
    I've never seen nothin' like a Galway girl

    And I ask you friend, what's a fella to do
    If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    See I've traveled around, been all over the world
    Boy, I've never seen nothin' like a Galway girl.
     
     
    Black Is The Color (Performed By Ryan Kelly)
    Black is the color of my true loves hair
    Her lips are like some roses fair
    She`s got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
    And I love the ground whereon she stands

    I love my love, and well she knows
    I love the ground whereon she goes
    I wish the day, it soon would come
    When she and I, could be as one

    For black is the color of my true loves hair
    Her lips are like some roses fair
    She`s got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
    And I love the ground whereon she stands

    I go to the Clyde, and I mourn and weep
    For satisfied I never can be
    Then I write her a letter, just a few short lines
    And suffer death a thousand times

    For black is the color of my true loves hair
    Her lips are like red roses fair
    She`s got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
    And I love the ground whereon she stands

    For black is the color of my true loves hair
    Her lips are like red roses fair
    She`s got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands
    And I love the ground whereon she stands
    For black is the color of my true loves hair
     
     
    Gold And Silver Days
     
    George:

    As I'm sitting in the firelight
    And turning back the years
    I can hear my mother singing in the morning

    Ryan:

    As she scrubbed our shining faces
    And then packed us off to school
    All too soon those days were over without warning

    Both:

    Sing me the songs of our gold and silver days
    Days filled with innocence and light
    Not a penny to our name
    We were happy just the same
    In our gold and silver days

    Ryan:
    In the parlor on a Friday night
    My father took the floor
    I can hear us joined together in the chorus

    Both:

    Singing "Just A Song At Twilight"
    Or "The Moon Behind The Hill"
    Now those voices all are silent, gone before us

    Both:

    Sing me the songs of our gold and silver days
    Days filled with innocence and light
    Not a penny to our name
    We were happy just the same
    In our gold and silver days

    George:

    Then we'd gather at the daisy field
    On Sunday after mass
    I can hear the songs, the stories, and the laughter

    Ryan:

    Through the years we were all were scattered
    But the friends we made back then
    Were the friends we could rely on ever after

    Both:

    So, sing me the songs of our gold and silver days
    Days filled with innocence and light
    Not a penny to our name
    We were happy just the same
    In those gold and silver days
     
     
    Kindred Spirits
     
    The candlelight is fading
    As I gently kneel and say
    An Ave for my mother
    As her spirit slips away
    A way to join my father
    And to share eternity
    We call them kindred spirits
    Now they will forever be

    So now they're reunited
    Smiling down from up above
    As fondly we remember
    The old house they filled with love
    How even through the hard times
    They were close as close could be
    Just like the kindred spirits
    They will forever be

    Their love was as deep as the ocean
    Flying higher than eagles would dare
    As strong as the mountains in Donegal
    As soft as a morning in Clare

    I can see her in the kitchen
    I can smell the baking bread
    I can hear my father singing
    As he tucked us in to bed
    They shared the load together
    They were proud as proud could be
    And now those kindred spirits
    Will share eternity

    They shared the load together
    They were proud as proud could be
    They were always kindred spirits
    And they will forever be

    For now those kindred spirits
    Will share eternity
     
     
    Whiskey In The Jar
     
    Keith:

    As I was goin' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
    I saw a Captain Farrell and his money he was countin'
    I first produced my pistols, then produced my rapier
    I said a stand there or deliver or the devil he may take ya

    Both:

    Musha ring dumma do damma di
    Whack for my daddy-o
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o

    Neil:

    I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
    I took all of his money and I brought it home to Molly
    She swore that she loved me and never would she leave me
    But the devil take that women for she know she treat me easy

    Both:

    Musha ring dumma do damma di
    Whack for my daddy-o
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o

    Keith:

    'Round about six or maybe seven
    In walked Captain Farrell
    I jumped up fired off my pistol
    And I shot him with both barrels

    Both:

    Musha ring dumma do damma di
    Whack for my daddy-o
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o

    Neil:

    Some men like the fishin'
    some men like the fowlin'
    Some men like to hear the cannon ball a rollin'

    Keith:

    Me, I like sleepin'
    'Specially in my Molly's chamber
    But here I am in prison
    Here I am with a ball and chain, yeah

    Both:

    Musha ring dumma do damma di
    Whack for my daddy-o
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o

    Musha ring dumma do damma di
    Whack for my daddy-o
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o
     
     
    The Dutchman
     
    The Dutchman's not the kind of man
    To keep his thumb jammed in the dam that holds his dreams in
    But that's a secret only Margaret knows
    When Amsterdam is golden in the morning
    Margaret brings him breakfast and she believes him
    He thinks the tulips bloom beneath the snow
    He's mad as he can be, but Margaret only sees that sometimes
    Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes

    Let us go the banks of the ocean
    Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
    Long ago, I used to be a young man
    But dear Margaret remembers that for me

    The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes
    His cap and coat are patched with the love that Margaret sewn in
    Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam
    He watches tugboats down canals and calls out to them when he thinks he knows the captain
    'Til Margaret comes to take him home again
    Through the unforgiving streets that trip him though she holds his arm
    Sometimes he thinks that he's alone and calls her name

    Let us go the banks of the ocean
    Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
    Long ago, I used to be a young man
    But dear Margaret remembers that for me

    Windmills whirl the winter in
    She winds his muffler tighter they sit in the kitchen
    Some tea with whiskey keeps away the dew
    He sees her for a moment, calls her name she makes his bed up singing some old love song
    She learned it when the tune was very new
    He hums a line or two, they hum together in the night
    The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candle out

    Let us go the banks of the ocean
    Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
    Long ago, I used to be a young man
    But dear Margaret remembers that for me
     
     
    My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
     
    My love is like a red, red rose
    That's newly sprung in June
    My love is like a melody
    That's sweetly played in tune

    As fair art thou my bonnie lass
    So deep in love am I
    And I will love thee still my dear
    Til all the seas gang dry

    Til all the seas gang dry, my dear
    And the rocks melt with the sun
    And I will love thee still my dear
    While sands of life shall run

    But fare thee well my only love
    Oh fare thee well a while
    And I will come again my love
    Thought it were ten thousand miles

    As fair art thou my bonnie lass
    So deep in love am I
    And I will love thee still my dear
    Til all the seas gang dry
     
     
    Noreen
     
    When I dream, I'll be dreaming of Noirin
    And the love that I'm leaving behind me
    And the twilight will always remind me
    Of my Noirin, mo Stoirin, my love

    Every night, I'll be thinking of Noirin
    And the way I could only kiss her
    Every bone in my body will miss her
    My Noirin, mo Stoirin, my love

    I curse the day that I left her
    And the people who drove me away
    It's worse than I ever imagined
    Oh God, it gets harder each day

    I curse the day that I left her
    And the people who drove me away
    It's worse than I ever imagined
    Oh God, it gets harder each day

    So I pray when my exile is over
    With the pain and the heartache behind us
    Back in the peace of the valley, you'll find us
    My Noirin, mo Stoirin, and me

    Back in the peace of the valley, that's where we will be
    My Noirin, mo Stoirin, and me
     
     
    Just A Song At Twilight
     
    Paul:

    Once in the dear dead days beyond recall
    When on the world the mists began to fall
    Out of the dreams that rose in happy throng
    Long to our hearts love sang an old sweet song
    Damian:

    And in the dusk where fell the firelight gleam
    Softly it wove itself into our dream

    Both:

    Just a song a twilight, when the lights are low
    And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go
    Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day and long
    Still to us at twilight comes loves old song
    Comes loves old sweet song

    Paul:

    Even today we hear loves song of yore
    Deep in our hearts it dwells forevermore
    Footsteps may falter, weary grow the way
    Still we can hear it at the close of day

    Damian:

    So till the end, when life's dim shadows fall
    Love will be found the sweetest song of all

    Both:

    Just a song a twilight, when the lights are low
    And the flick'ring shadows softly come and go
    Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day and long
    Still to us at twilight comes loves old song
    Comes loves old song
    Comes loves old sweet song
     
     
    Buachaill ón Éirne
     
    (Performed in All Irish)
    Buachaill ón Éirne mé 's bhréagfainn féin cailín deas óg.
    Ní iarrfainn bó spré léithe tá mé féin saibhir go leor.
    'S liom Corcaigh 'a mhéid é, dhá thaobh a' ghleanna 's Tír Eoghain.
    'S mura n-athraí mé béasaí 's mé n' t-oidhr' ar Chontae Mhaigh Eo.

    (English)
    I'm a boy from the Erne and I could charm a nice young girl.
    I would not ask for her wealth as I am rich enough myself.
    I own Cork, as big as it is, two sides of the glen, and Tyrone.
    And not to repeat myself, I'm the heir of County Mayo.

    Rachaidh mé 'márach a dhéanamh leanna fán choill
    Gan choite, gan bád, gan gráinnín brach' ar bith liom
    Ach duilliúr na gcraobh mar éideadh leapa os mo chionn
    'S óró sheacht mh'anam déag thú 's tú 'féachaint orm anall.

    (English)
    I will go tomorrow to make ale in the wood
    Without a cot, without a boat, without a pinch of gruel with me
    But leaves of the branches as bedclothes over my head
    And O! good for you! and you looking across at me.

    Buachailleacht bó, mo lao, nár chleacht mise ariamh
    Ach ag imirt 's ag 'ol 's le hógmhná deasa fá shliabh
    Má chaill mé mo stór ní dóigh* gur chaill mé mo chiall
    A's ní mó liom do phóg ná'n bhróg atá'r caitheamh le bliain.

    (English)
    A cowherd, my pet, I've never been accustomed to be
    But playing and drinking and (being) with nice young women on the mountain
    Even though I lost my wealth it's not as though I lost my senses
    And your kiss is no more to me now than a shoe worn for a year.

    A chuisle 's a stór ná pós an seanduine liath
    Ach pós a' fear óg, mo lao, mur' maire sé ach bliain
    Nó beidh tú go fóill gan ó nó mac os do chionn
    A shilfeadh a'n deor tráthnóna nó'r maidin go trom.

    (English)
    My darling and my love don't marry the grey old man
    But marry a young man, my pet, if he only lives but a year
    Or you will be without a descendant to succeed you
    Who would shed their tears heavily at eve or at morn.
     
     
    Home From The Sea
     
    On a cold winter's night, with a storm at its height
    The lifeboat answered the call
    They pitched and they tossed, 'til we thought they were lost
    As we watched from the harbor wall
    Though the night was pitch black, there was no turning back
    For someone was waiting out there
    And each volunteer had to live with his fear
    As they joined in a silent prayer

    Carry us home, home, home from the sea
    Angels of mercy, answer our plea
    And carry us home, home, home from the sea
    Carry us safely home from the sea

    As they battled their way past the mouth of the bay
    It was blowing like never before
    As they gallantly fought, every one of them thought
    Of loved ones back on the shore
    Then a flicker of light, and they knew they were right
    There she was on the crest of a wave
    She's an old fishing boat, and she's barely afloat
    Please God, there are souls we can save

    And carry them home, home, home from the sea
    Angels of mercy, answer our plea
    And carry us home, home, home from the sea
    Carry us safely home from the sea

    And back in the town on a street that runs down
    To the sea and the harbor wall
    They gathered in pairs at the foot of the stairs
    To wait for the radio call
    And just before dawn, when all hope was gone
    Came a hush and a faraway sound
    'Twas the coxswain he roared, "All survivors on board!"
    Thank God, and we're homeward bound

    Carry us home, home, home from the sea
    Angels of mercy, answer our plea
    And carry us home, home, home from the sea
    Carry us safely home from the sea

    Home, home, home from the sea
    Angels of mercy, answer our plea
    And carry us home, home, home from the sea
    Carry us safely home from the sea
     
     
    Skye Boat Song
     
    Speed Bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
    Onward the sailors cry
    Carry the lad that's born to be king
    Over the sea to Skye

    Though the waves leap, soft shall he sleep
    The ocean's a royal bed
    Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep
    Watch by the weary head

    Speed Bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
    Onward the sailors cry
    Carry the lad that's born to be king
    Over the sea to Skye

    Burned are our homes, exiled in death
    Scatter the loyal men
    Yet ere the sword, cool in it's sheath
    Charlie will come again

    Speed Bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
    Onward the sailors cry
    Carry the lad that's born to be king
    Over the sea to Skye

    Speed Bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
    Onward the sailors cry
    Carry the lad that's born to be king
    Over the sea to Skye

    Over the sea to Skye
     
     
    A New Day Dawning
     
    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    Over our mountains and valleys of green
    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    And shining Your light from above

    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    Over our mountains and valleys of green
    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    And shining Your light from above
    All over this land that we love

    This is our land; this is where we belong
    Here between mountain and sea
    Here is our future and here is our past
    And here, we are destined to be

    This is our land; this is where we belong
    These are our fields and our farms
    God gave us protection and gave us the right
    And gave us the strength in our arms

    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    Over our mountains and valleys of green
    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    And shining Your light from above
    All over this land that we love

    This is our land; this is where we will stay
    And fight for the right to be here
    This is the land where our fathers have spilled
    Their blood and their sweat and their tears

    This is our land; this is where we belong
    And where we intend to remain
    We'll drive the invader back over the sea
    Again and again and again and again and again and again

    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    Over our mountains and valleys of green
    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    And shining Your light from above
    All over this land that we love

    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    Over our mountains and valleys of green
    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    And shining Your light from above

    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    Over our mountains and valleys of green
    Thank you, Lord, for a new day dawning
    And shining Your light from above
    All over this land that we love
    All over this land that we love
     
     
    Stand And Deliver
    Look out! There’s danger all about,
    Can’t you feel it in the air,
    Look out! There’s danger all about,
    You had better beware.
    Ooh, ooh. Under darkening skies,
    Ooh, ooh. There’s a full moon on the rise.
    Look out! There’s a highwayman about,
    No traveller is safe on the road.
    Look out! And never be in doubt,
    This night is about to explode.
    Ooh, ooh. From the shadows he’s suddenly there,
    Ooh, ooh. Then you will hear him declare.

    CHORUS:
    Stand and Deliver!
    I’ll take your money or your life.
    Stand and Deliver!
    And tonight, I just might
    Take your wife!

    Look out! A coach has been surprised
    Crossing Branagan’s Moor.
    No doubt, the gold that’s been excised
    Will be given to the poor!
    Ooh, ooh. For the poor are being squeezed everyday,
    My fine friend’s, give it up, now it’s your turn to pay.
    Look out! The gentry and the rich,
    For I have taken an oath.
    Look out! No matter which is which,
    I will steal from you both!
    Ooh, ooh. Who will stand up for the weak.
    Ooh, ooh. Yes, mine is the voice that will speak.

    CHORUS
     

    Look at me

    Look at me, I'm cool and I'm charming
    Debonair and disarming. That's me to a T.
    Take a look at me
    Don't need no fandangles
    I've got all of the angles
    Just look at me.

    Look at me
    I ain't no beginner, a natural winner.
    That's me to a T.
    Take a look at me
    I can sing acapella, I'm a hell of a fella.
    Just look at me

    You know nothing at all about ladies
    Let me give you a piece of advice
    You're headed for nothing but trouble
    You'll be paying a hell of a price.
    Cause you think you're a bit of a killer
    That the ladies will fall at your feet
    They could eat you for supper
    And spit you right out on the street.

    Look at me
    Your resistance will crumble, get ready to rumble.
    1 2 3!
    Take a look at me
    I'm as fit as a fiddle so let's hide it a little
    Just you and me.

    It's a very bad time to be cocky
    When you're out there on the pull
    Hold your horse like a jockey
    And don't rush in like a bull.
    You have to be patient with ladies
    And tell them what they want to hear.
    Keep a steady aim on your target
    Don't shoot like a young pistolier.

    Take a good look at yourself, for goodness sake
    For the ladies are laughing, ask yourself why.
    Take a good look at yourself and you will see
    A natural loser, take it from me.

    Look at me, I ain't no beginner
    A natural winner, that's me to a T.
    Take a look at me, I can sing acapella
    I'm a hell of a fella, just look at me.
     

    Hail The Hero "Mo Ghile Mear"

    Chant:
    O-Ro, Ri na bhfarraige,
    Ri na bhfarraige
    Na bhfarraige mhoir Ro! (2)

    Chorus
    Se mo laoch mo ghile mear,
    Se mo cheasar, gile mear,
    Suan no Sean, Ni bhfuair me fhein
    O chuaidh i gcein mo ghile mear

    Hail the hero, strong and true,
    Who fought the fight, and saw it through,
    Who swore he ne’er would be a slave
    And gave his life our land to save.

    Chorus

    Tho’ bruised and bowed and down at heel,
    We made a vow we’d never kneel,
    Before the invader’s power and might,
    With the flame of freedom burning bright.

    Chorus

    From our wild Atlantic shore,
    Above the mighty ocean’s roar.
    Let’s sing from the highest mountain side
    Of heroes who fill our hearts with pride.

    Chorus
     
     
    Not The One (Performed By Paul Byrom)
    She is young, and oh! So pretty,
    With a twinkle in her eye
    And just the kind of features
    To make a young man sigh.
    She is sweet and she is sunny,
    Just like a morn in May,
    She’s just the kind of creature
    Who could steal your heart away…
    But…

    CHORUS
    She’s not the one that’s meant for me,
    The one that Heaven-sent for me.
    I know, although I haven’t found her yet,
    She’s not the one, she’s not the one
    She’s not the one that I’ll care for,
    The one I’ll always be there for.
    Don’t ask the why or the wherefore…
    I know…
    She’s not the one.

    Can her smile light up the morning?
    Can her laughter life the night?
    Can she hold you when you’re troubled
    And make everything alright?
    Can she fill each waking moment?
    Who knows? Perhaps she can,
    And yes, I realise
    She’d be a prize for any man
    But…

    CHORUS
    Shadows Dancing
    (Whispered over spooky Intro)
    Shadows, dancing, shadows dancing
    Do it again and again, and again and again

    Instrumental Verse

    Chorus:

    Shadows dancing in the moonlight
    Shadows dancing in the dark
    Memories, dancing for me.....

    Vocal Verse:

    Come to me, come to me, feel my passion
    Come fulfil my fantasy,
    Come and be my phantom lover,
    Be my man of mystery.
    Never ever thought how much I’d want you
    Never ever thought I’d be ready to scream
    Will I ever feel your body near me?
    Only in a never-ending dream,
    In a never-ending .......

    Chorus

    Back to the top
     
    Outside Looking In (Performed By Ryan Kelly)
    I’m on the outside, lookin’ in
    But I like it this way
    Here on the outside, lookin’ in
    I see the games that they play.

    I’m on the outside, lookin’ in
    But I don’t really care
    Here in the outside, lookin’ in,
    ‘Long as I get my share
    You know that I’ll take my share...

    When it’s late at night
    they blow out the light
    And although they might be sleepin’
    If they hear a sound
    I may be around
    And they know I could be creepin’, (creepin’ creepin)

    The must be aware
    If they think I’m there,
    It’s a very scary feelin’!
    Lyin’ in their beds,
    Running through their heads
    Is one thought - what is he stealin’?

    Chorus:

    They know who I am
    I don’t give a damn
    I could lead ev’ry lamb to the slaughter
    So be on your guard
    for my calling card
    And be sure - to lock up your daughter
    Boom boom! Boom boom! Boom boom!
     
     
    When You Are 18 (Performed By Damian McGinty)
     
    When you are eighteen.
    You’re a man who is ready,
    Who is strong and who’s steady,
    You know what I mean?
    When you are eighteen
    Then you should be respected
    And you don’t need protected,
    When you are eighteen.

    When you are eighteen
    You are braver and bolder
    Than that crowd who are older,
    You know what I mean?
    ’Cos when you are eighteen
    With all those years to prepare you,
    There’s nothing can scare you
    When you are eighteen

    CHORUS
    I’m ready to travel,
    To follow my star
    To the places I’ve been dreaming of.
    I’m ready for living;
    I’m ready for life
    And I know that I’m ready for love…

    But when you are eighteen,
    They say “Love’s complicated
    And so over-rated”,
    you know what I mean?
    When you are eighteen,
    They say “Wait, and don’t worry”,
    And “Hey! What’s your hurry
    ’Cos you’re only eighteen”.

    CHORUS

    When you are eighteen,
    With the world all around you,
    It can sometimes astound you,
    You know what I mean?
    Just how little they know,
    All those cowboys and chancers,
    I’ve got more of the answers….
    And I’m only eighteen

     
     
    Tender Is The Night (Performed By Paul Byrom & Deirdre Shannon)
    Lonely is the night,
    When you’re dreaming all alone.
    Dreaming of the one,
    The one that you can call your own.
    But now at last, I’ve found
    The love that I’ve been searching for,
    And ev’rything feels right,
    When you hold me tight,
    Tender is the night.

    After all this time,
    After all the loneliness
    Yearning for your touch
    Yearning for your tenderness
    Now at last I’ve found
    The magic of your sweet caress
    And ev’rything feels right
    When you hold me tight
    Tender is the night.

    You have made my spirit whole,
    And you have touched my very soul
    Your love just shook me to the core,
    Opened ev’ry door,
    Made me cry for more.....

    I believe in love,
    Just as I believe in you,
    And in the Power above
    To make our ev’ry dream come true
    And I believe that we
    Will love until eternity,
    The future seems so bright,
    When you hold me tight
    Tender is the night.
     
     
    The Highway Man (Performed By Deirdre Shannon)
     
    Who is this stranger,
    Who breaks ev’ry rule?
    The Highwayman.

    He isn’t a rogue, and he isn’t a fool.
    The Highwayman.

    With a glint in his eye,
    And the wind in his hair
    The Highway man.

    Choir:
    Who is the Highwayman?
    Who is the Highwayman?

    He’s rough, but he’s handsome,
    He’s gentle but strong,
    The Highwayman.

    They say he’s a nobleman
    Who has gone wrong,
    The Highwayman.

    He’ll take all your jewels,
    But do it with style,
    The Highwayman.

    As he ockets your diamonds
    He’ll flash you a smile,
    The Highwayman.

    Who is The Highwayman?
    Who is The Highwayman?

    I’ve never known anyone like him,
    He’s like no one that I’ve ever met.
    How easy he’ll be to remember,
    How hard he will be to forget.

    he’s stolen from Princes,
    He’s stolen from Earls,
    The Highwayman.

    But his greatest pleasure
    Is stealing from girls,
    The Highwayman.

    You’ll feel empty inside
    When you see him depart,
    The Highwayman.
    You may not realise
    But he’s stolen your heart,
    The Highwayman.

    Who is The Highwayman?
    Who is The Highwayman?
     
     
    Life In The Old Dog Yet (Performed By George Donaldson)
     
    In my time I’ve been a few places
    And I’ve many a story to tell.
    I’m still going strong,
    As I’ve done all along,
    I’m not ready for heaven or hell.
    Each day is a brand new adventure,
    They say you’re as young as you feel,
    May not be twenty six
    But I’ve learned a few tricks,
    Being mature has a certain appeal.

    CHORUS
    It’s not over till it’s over
    and not till the fat lady sings.
    Time to raise our glasses
    And see what tomorrow brings.
    Our life is one big gamble
    So roll up and place your bet
    But its not over till its over
    And there’s life in the old dog yet.

    They say that life is for livin’,
    And I’ve no doubt at all that it’s true.
    I know, to be fair,
    That I have done my fair share
    But I’ve still got some livin’ to do!
    I’ve only got the one daughter,
    Time she married and got settled down
    And the man I have planned
    has got plenty of land,
    Then I really will light up the town.

    CHORUS
     
     
    My Logan Love (Group)
     
    Where Lagan stream sing lullaby
    There blows a lily fair
    When twilight gleam is in her eyes
    The night is on her hair
    And like a love - sick lenanshee
    She hath my heart in thrall
    No life have I, no liberty
    With love is lord of all

    And sometimes when the beetles horn
    Hath lulled the eve to sleep
    I steal unto her shieling low
    And through her dooreen peep
    There on the cricket's singing stone
    She stirs the bog wood fire
    And hums in soft sweet undertones
    The song of heart's desire

    Her welcome like her love for me
    Is from her heart within
    Her warm kiss is felicity
    That knows no taint of sin
     
     
    Midnight Well (Performed By Ryan Kelly)
     
    In the town, the people stay away
    From the Midnight Well
    For its dark and evil, so they say
    The Midnight Well.
    They’ll tell you a tale of a lovely young maid,
    The fairest that they’d ever known.
    What a beauty, they say
    But she went her own way
    And that night she set out on her own

    For, they say, she had a rendezvous
    At the Midnight Well,
    With a gypsy man she barely knew,
    At the Midnight Well
    Nobody knew where he came from
    But they remembered the fire in his eyes
    His earring of gold,
    And his hair, black as coal,
    And a look that could just hypnotise...
    (when he said)

    CHORUS

    Come away, Come away with me
    Come here and lay with me
    Come away out of the light!
    Come away, come away
    Come and ride with me into the night!

    Nevermore, they never saw her face
    At the Midnight Well.
    She was gone, and never left a trace
    At the Midnight Well.
    They say when the summer nights come to an end
    And a harvest moon glows in the sky,
    A black horse will appear
    And a sound you will hear
    As the ghost of a gypsy rides by...
    (and he says)

    CHORUS
     
     
    Harry's Game (Performed By Deirdre Shannon)
     
    Imtheochaidh soir is siar

    A dtainig ariamh

    An ghealach is an ghrian


    Fol lol the doh fol the day

    Fol the doh fol the day


    Imtheochaidh an ghealach's an ghrian

    An Daoine og is a chail 'na dhiadh


    Fol lol the doh fol the day

    Fol the doh fol the day


    Fol lol the doh fol the day

    Fol the doh fol the day


    Imtheochaidh a dtainig ariamh

    an duine og is a chail ne dhiadh


    Fol lol the doh fol the day

    Fol the doh fol the day


    Translation
    I will go east and go west

    [To the places] from whence came

    The moon and the sun


    The moon and the sun will go

    And the young man
    With his reputation behind him


    I will go wherever he came from -

    The young man with his reputation behind him
     
     
    This Was My Life (Performed By George Donaldson)
     
    I have loved and I have lived,
    And I have had my wild romances.
    I’ve taken all that life can give,
    And taken my fair share of chances
    A good life, far from the High Life
    And I thank God that this was My Life.

    I’ve known just how it is to win,
    And I have felt the pain of losing,
    Some paths I chose would end in tears,
    But they were all of my own choosing.
    A good life, far from the High Life
    But I thank God that it was My Life.

    I’ve known contentment in a woman’s arms
    And felt the warmth of her devotion,
    And I’ve known heartache
    And a dark despair
    That was as deep as any ocean

    But we get the strength to carry on
    And build a life or our own making,
    We thank the Lord for each new day,
    And for ev’ry breath that we are taking.
    It’s a good life, far from the high life
    And I thank God that this Was My Life.

    And looking back on all the years,
    The loves, the sweetness and the sorrow
    Have made me what I am today
    And I’d do it all again tomorrow.
    We can’t deny life
    How it flies by - life
    And I thank God that
    This Was My Life
     
     
    Celtic Thunder March
     
    Friends forever,
    We’re CELTIC THUNDER,
    And together we’ll always stay.
    Thru’ the darkest hours, the brightest dawn,
    The Thunder, the Thunder
    Will keep rolling on.

    Proud to know you,
    We’re CELTIC THUNDER,
    And ev’ry friend we’ve made along the way.
    When other mem’ries are dead and gone,
    The Thunder, the Thunder
    Will keep rolling on.

    Ev’ry step we’ve taken side by side,
    We’ve been together, as a team
    Ev’ry special moment is a moment shared
    On this journey to our dream.

    Looking back at where we started from
    And how we’ve come so very far
    We vow to be the best that we can be
    And be true to who we are

    Chorus:
     
     
    Working Man(Group)
    It's a Workin' Man I am,
    And I've been down underground,,
    And I swear to God, if I ever see the sun,,
    Or for any length of time,,
    I can hold it in my mind,,
    I never again will go down underground.,
    ,
    At the age of sixteen years,,
    Oh he quarrels with his peers,,
    Who vowed they'd never see another one,,
    In the dark recess of the mine,,
    Where you age before your time,,
    And the coal dust lies heavy on your lungs.,
    ,
    It's a Workin' Man I am,,
    And I've been down underground,,
    And I swear to God, if I ever see the sun,,
    Or for any length of time,,
    I can hold it in my mind,,
    I never again will go down underground.,
    ,
    At the age of sixty-four,,
    He will greet you at the door,,
    And he will gently lead you by the arm,,
    Through the dark recess of the mine,,
    He will take you back in time,,
    And he'll tell you of the hardships that were had.,
    ,
    It's a Workin' Man I am,,
    And I've been down underground,,
    And I swear to God, if I ever see the sun,,
    Or for any length of time,,
    I can hold it in my mind,,
    And never again will go down underground.,
    I never again will go down underground.,
     
     
    Working Man(Group)
    It's a Workin' Man I am,
    And I've been down underground,,
    And I swear to God, if I ever see the sun,,
    Or for any length of time,,
    I can hold it in my mind,,
    I never again will go down underground.,
    ,
    At the age of sixteen years,,
    Oh he quarrels with his peers,,
    Who vowed they'd never see another one,,
    In the dark recess of the mine,,
    Where you age before your time,,
    And the coal dust lies heavy on your lungs.,
    ,
    It's a Workin' Man I am,,
    And I've been down underground,,
    And I swear to God, if I ever see the sun,,
    Or for any length of time,,
    I can hold it in my mind,,
    I never again will go down underground.,
    ,
    At the age of sixty-four,,
    He will greet you at the door,,
    And he will gently lead you by the arm,,
    Through the dark recess of the mine,,
    He will take you back in time,,
    And he'll tell you of the hardships that were had.,
    ,
    It's a Workin' Man I am,,
    And I've been down underground,,
    And I swear to God, if I ever see the sun,,
    Or for any length of time,,
    I can hold it in my mind,,
    And never again will go down underground.,
    I never again will go down underground.,
     
     
    OPENING SEQUENCE
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.
    Croí-lár na far-rai-ge, Croí na ma-ra.

     

    DEUS MEUS

    Deus, Meus

    Deus, Meus

    Deus, Meus
     

    CHANT
    De-us, de-us me-us
    Ad te de-lu-ce
    Vi-gi-lo
    Et in-no-mi-ne tu-o
    Le-va-bo
    Ma-nus me-as
    Al-le-lu-jah.
     
     

    DULAMAN

    VERSE 1
    A-'ní-on mhí-n ó, sin a-nall na fir shúir-i,
    A mhá-thair mhí-n ó, cuir na roi-th-leán go dtí mé.

    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na binn-e buí,
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na farr-aig-e
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach

    VERSE 2
    Rach-aidh mé chun 'lúir leis a' dúl-a-mán
    Gae-lach ceann-ódh bró-ga daor' ar-sa dúl-a-mán Geal-ach

    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na binn-e buí,
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na farr-aig-e
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach  

    VERSE 3
    Bró-ga breá-tha dubh' ar a' dúl-a-mán
    Gea-lach bair-éad ag-us triús ar a' dúl-a-mán Gea-lach

    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na binn-e buí,
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na farr-aig-e
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach

    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach

    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na binn-e buí,
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na farr-aig-e
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach

    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach

    VERSE 4
    A 'ní-on mhí-n ó, sin a-nall na fir shúir-i,
    A mhá-thair mhí-n ó, cuir na roi-th-leán go dtí mé.

    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na binn-e buí,
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na farr-aig-e
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach

    VERSE 5
    Tá 'cea-nn bui (i) óir ar 'a dúl-a-mán Gea-lach,
    Tá dhá (á) chiu-ais mhaol' ar a' dúl-a-mán Maor-ach

    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na binn-e buí,
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na farr-aig-e
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach

    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach

    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na binn-e buí,
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán, dú-la-mán na farr-aig-e
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Gae-lach

    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach

    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach
    Dú-la-mán na binn-e buí, Dú-la-mán na binn-e bui Gae-lach
     
     
    THE DUTCHMAN

    The Dutchman's not the kind of man
    To keep his thumb jammed in the dam that holds his dreams in
    But that's a secret only Margaret knows
    When Amsterdam is golden
    In the morning Margaret brings him breakfast, she believes him
    He thinks the tulips bloom beneath the snow
    He's mad as he can be, but Margaret only sees that sometimes
    Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes

    Chorus:
    Let us go to the banks of the ocean
    Where the walls rise above the Zider Zee
    Long ago, I used to be a young man
    But dear Margaret remembers that for me

    The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes
    His cap and coat are patched with the love that Margaret sewed in
    Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam
    He watches tugboats down canals
    And calls out to them when he thinks he knows the captain
    'Till Margaret comes to take him home again
    Through unforgiving streets that trip him though she holds his arm
    Sometimes he thinks that he's alone and calls her name

    Chorus:
    Let us go to the banks of the ocean
    Where the walls rise above the Zider Zee
    Long ago, I used to be a young man
    And dear Margaret remembers that for me

    The windmills swirl the winter in
    As she winds his muffler tighter, they sit in the kitchen
    And the tea with whiskey keeps away the dew
    He sees her for a moment
    Calls her name, she makes his bed up, humming some old love song
    She learned it when the tune was very new
    He hums a line or two, they hum together in the night
    The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candle out

    Chorus:
    Let us go to the banks of the ocean
    Where the walls rise above the Zider Zee
    Long ago, I used to be a young man
    But dear Margaret remembers that for me
     
     

    Scorn Not His Simplicity

    See the child, With the golden hair, Yet eyes that show the emptiness inside,
    Do we know, Can we understand just how he feels, Or have we really tried?

    See him now, As he stands alone, And watches children play a children's game,
    Simple child, He looks almost like the others, Yet they know he's not the same.

    Scorn not his simplicity,
    But rather try to love him all the more.
    Scorn not his simplicity,
    Oh no!

    See him stare, Not recognizing the kind face. That only yesterday he loved
    The loving face, Of a mother who can't understand what she's been guilty of

    How she cried tears of happiness the day the doctor told her “It’s a boy”
    Now she cries tears of helplessness when she thinks of the things he can’t enjoy.

    Scorn not his simplicity
    But rather try to love him all the more
    Scorn not his simplicity
    Oh no
    Oh no

    Only he knows how to face the future hopefully, Surrounded by despair
    He won't ask for your pity or your sympathy, But surely you should care

    Scorn not his simplicity
    But rather try to love him all the more
    Scorn not his simplicity
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
     

    Past The Point Of Rescue

    Last night I dreamed you were back again
    Larger than life again, holding me tight again
    Placing those same kisses on my brow
    Sweeter than ever now, lord I remember how
    Couldn't get enough of kissing, do you know how much you're missing
    No you don't, but I do

    The days like a slow train trickle by
    And even the words that I write refuse to fly
    All I can hear is your song haunting me
    Can't get the melody out of my head, you see
    Distractions are amusing, do you know how much you're losing
    No you don't, but I do

    But I do, and I wonder if I'm past the point of rescue
    Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
    I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
    No you don't, but I do

    I swore I'd never fall like this again
    Fools like me never win, came to my knees again
    Can't close the door on likely hood
    Things might be just as good, I always believed they would
    Gotta let your love invite me, baby do you think it might be
    No you don't, but I do

    But I do, and I wonder if I'm past the point of rescue
    Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
    I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
    No you don't, but I do

    But I do, and I wonder if I'm past the point of rescue
    Is no word from you at all the best that you can do
    I never meant to push or shove you, do you know how much I love you
    No you don't, but I do
    I know you don't, but I do
    I know you don't, but I do
     

    MY LAGAN LOVE

    Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
    There grows a lily fair
    The twilight gleam is in her eye
    The night is on her hair
    And like a lovesick leannsidhe
    She hath my heart enthrall
    No life I own or liberty
    For love is lord of all

    And often when the beetle's tone
    Has lulled the eve to sleep
    I creep down to her sheeling low
    And through the door I peep
    There on the cricket's singing stone
    She piles the bogwood fire
    And sings in love's sweet undertones
    A song of heart's desire
     

    Kindred Spirits

    The candlelight is fading as I gently kneel and say,
    An ‘Ave’ for my mother as her spirit slips away,
    Away to join my father and to share eternity,
    We call them kindred spirits now they will forever be.

    So now they're reunited, smiling down from up above,
    As fondly we remember the old house they filled with love,
    How even through the hard times they were close as close could, be,
    Just like the kindred spirits they will forever be.

    Their love was as deep as the ocean,
    Flying higher than the eagles would dare,
    As strong as the mountains in Donegal,
    As soft as a morning in Clair.

    I can see her in the kitchen; I can smell the baking bread,
    I can hear my father singing as he tucked us into bed,
    They shared the load together, they were proud as proud could be,
    And now those kindred spirits will share eternity.

    They shared the load together, they were proud as proud could be,
    They were always kindred spirits, now they will forever be.

    For now those kindred spirits will share eternity.
     

    Girls, Girls, Girls

    Girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls

    Well, yellow, red, black or white, add a little bit of moonlight
    For this intercontinental romance.
    Shy girl, sexy girl, they all like that fancy world
    Champagne, a gentle song and a slow dance.

    Who makes it fun to spend your money?
    Who calls you honey, most every day?

    Girls, girls, girls -- Girls, girls, girls.

    Well, they made 'em up in Hollywood, and put 'em into the movies
    Those lovely photographic splendours
    In and out of magazines, Miss World and beauty queens
    Falling in love with the real big spenders.

    But although their world may be frantic,
    They're still romantic, in their own way

    So hop on, the world is swinging
    Don't sit and twiddle your thumbs
    Get up and meet those pretty Girls, Girls, Girls
    Step on, the world keeps swinging
    Put on the dazzling charm
    Get up and find those pretty girls.

    But don't rush, keep it nice and gentle
    And sentimental, for that certain moment.

    Moonlit oceans, girls full of emotions
    Stepping on that slow boat to China.
    And next door, in Japan, they know how to please a man
    Dropping in for tea with my geisha.

    They've got that old-fashioned feeling
    When it comes to pleasing, they know their way.
    So hop on, the world is swinging
    Don't sit and twiddle your thumbs
    Get up and meet those pretty Girls.

    Step on, the world keeps swinging
    Put on the dazzling charm
    Get up and find those pretty girls.
    But don't rush, keep it nice and gentle
    And sentimental, for that certain
    Moment when you draw back the curtain

    So hop on, the world is swinging
    Don't sit and twiddle your thumbs
    Get up and find those pretty girls

    Girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls
    Girls, girls, girls, girls, girls
     

    All Day Long

    Every time you go away I know it won’t be for long though it seems,
    And all the time we spend apart that ticking tock clock seems to last for weeks.

    Well I guess it is quite long to expect you to climb up here each week,
    Yes I guess it ain’t so long four hours on a bus for you’s a treat.

    And it wont be long x2

    All day long I sit here, x 3
    Thinkin’ ‘bout you.

    Yes I know there’s a million miles and aeroplanes, they keep us apart,
    But when I sit alone at night on my bus darling well your in my heart.

    And it won’t be long x2

    So complicated times have passed, but am sorry babe I feel the same for you.
    Yes I know I broke it off but am sorry babe ya just didn’t stay true.

    And it wont be long x2

    All day long I sit here, thinkin’ ‘bout you.
     

    This Is The Moment

    This is the moment!
    This is the day,
    When I send all my doubts and demons
    On their way!

    Every endeavor,
    I have made - ever -
    Is coming into play,
    Is here and now - today!

    This is the moment,
    This is the time,
    When the momentum and the moment
    Are in rhyme!

    Give me this moment -
    This precious chance -
    I'll gather up my past
    And make some sense at last!

    This is the moment,
    When all I've done -
    All the dreaming,
    Scheming and screaming,
    Become one!

    This is the day -
    See it sparkle and shine,
    When all I've lived for
    Becomes mine!

    For all these years,
    I've faced the world alone,
    And now the time has come
    To prove to them
    I've made it on my own!

    This is the moment -
    My final test -
    Destiny beckoned,
    I never reckoned,
    Second Best!

    I won't look down,
    I must not fall!
    This is the moment,
    The sweetest moment of them all!

    This is the moment!
    Damn all the odds!
    This day, or never,
    I'll sit forever
    With the gods!

    When I look back,
    I will always recall,
    Moment for moment,
    This was the moment,
    The greatest moment
    Of them all!
     

    You’ve Got A Friend In Me

    You've got a friend in me
    You've got a friend in me
    When the road looks rough ahead
    And you're miles and miles
    From your nice warm bed
    Just remember what your old pal said
    ‘Cos, you've got a friend in me
    You've got a friend in me
    You've got a friend in me

    You've got a friend in me
    You've got troubles, well I've got 'em too
    There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you
    We stick together and we see it through
    You've got a friend in me
    Yeah! You've got a friend in me

    Some other folks might be
    A little bit smarter than I am
    Bigger and stronger too
    Maybe
    But none of them will ever love you the way I do
    It's me and you, Boy!

    And as the years go by
    Boys, our friendship will never die
    You're gonna see
    It's our destiny
    You've got a friend in me
    You've got a friend in me
    You've got a friend in me
     

    She’s Always A Woman To Me

    She can kill with a smile
    She can wound with her eyes
    She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
    And she only reveals what she wants you to see
    She hides like a child,
    But she's always a woman to me

    She can lead you to love
    She can take you or leave you
    She can ask for the truth
    But she'll never believe you
    And she'll take what you give her, as long as it's free
    Yeah, she steals like a thief
    But she's always a woman to me

    CHORUS:
    Oh--she takes care of herself
    She can wait if she wants
    She's ahead of her time
    Oh--and she never gives out
    And she never gives in
    She just changes her mind

    And she'll promise you more
    Than the Garden of Eden
    Then she'll carelessly cut you
    And laugh while you're bleedin'
    But she'll bring out the best
    And the worst you can be
    Blame it all on yourself
    Cause she's always a woman to me
    --Mhmm--

    Bridge

    CHORUS:
    Oh--she takes care of herself
    She can wait if she wants
    She's ahead of her time
    Oh--and she never gives out
    And she never gives in
    She just changes her mind

    She is frequently kind
    And she's suddenly cruel
    She can do as she pleases
    She's nobody's fool
    And she can't be convicted
    She's earned her degree
    And the most she will do
    Is throw shadows at you
    But she's always a woman to me
    --Mhmm--
     

    SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Way up high,
    There's a land that I’ve heard of
    Once in a lullaby.

    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Skies are blue,
    And the dreams that you dare to dream
    Really do come true.

    Someday I'll wish upon a star
    And wake up where the clouds are far
    Behind me.
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Away above the chimney tops
    That's where you'll find me.

    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Bluebirds fly.
    Birds fly over the rainbow.
    Why then, oh why can't I?

    If happy little bluebirds fly
    Beyond the rainbow
    Why, oh why can't I?
     

    RIDE ON

    True you ride the finest horse, I’ve ever seen
    Standing 16' one or two, with eyes wild and green
    You ride the horse so well, hands light to the touch
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you,
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

    When you ride into the night, without a trace behind
    Run your claw along my gut, one last time
    I turn to face an empty space, where you used to lie
    I look for the spark that lights the night
    Through a teardrop in your eye

    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
     

    MY IRISH MOLLY-O

    Molly dear now did you hear, the news that's goin' round?
    Down in a corner of my heart, a love is what you've found.
    And every time I look into your eyes of Irish blue.
    You seem to whisper in my ear ‘My love is all for you.' Oh,

    Chorus:
    Molly, my Irish Molly, my sweet acushla
    dear,
    I'm fairly off my trolley, my Irish Molly,
    When you are near.
    Springtime, is only ‘ringtime’,
    Come dear now don't be slow,
    Change your name, go on your game, Begora wouldn't I do the same My Irish Molly O!

    Molly dear now did you hear I furnished up the flat.
    Three little cosy rooms ‘n a bed ‘n a 'welcome' on the mat.
    It's five pounds down and two a week, she'll soon be out of debt.
    It's all complete except, they haven't brought the cradle yet.

    Chorus:
    Molly, my Irish Molly, my sweet acushla
    dear,
    I'm fairly off my trolley, my Irish Molly,
    When you are near.
    Springtime, is only ‘ringtime’,
    Come dear now don't be slow,
    Change your name, go on your game, Begora wouldn't I do the same My Irish Molly O!

    Molly dear, and did you hear what all the neighbours say.
    About those hundred sovereigns you have safely stowed away.
    They say that's why I love you. Ah but Molly, that's a shame,
    If you had only ninety-nine I'd love you just the same.

    Ohhhh!

    Chorus:
    Molly, my Irish Molly, my sweet acushla
    dear,
    I'm fairly off my trolley, my Irish Molly,
    When you are near.
    Springtime, is only ‘ringtime’,
    Come dear now don't be slow,
    Change your name, go on your game, Begora wouldn't I do the same My Irish Molly O!

    Change your name, go on your game, Begora wouldn't I do the same My Irish Molly O!
     

    ISLE OF HOPE

    On the first day on Ja-nu-a-ry, Eight-een nine-ty two,
    They o-pened El-lis Is-land and they let the people through.
    And the first to cross the thresh-old of that isle of hope and tears,
    Was An-nie Moore from I-re-land
    Who was all of fif-teen years.

    Isle of hope, isle of tears, Isle of free-dom, isle of fears,
    But it's not the isle you left be-hind.
    That isle of hun-ger, isle of pain,
    Isle you'll ne-ver see a-gain
    But the isle of home is al-ways on your mind.

    In a lit-tle bag she car-ried all her past and his-to-ry,
    And her dreams for the fu-ture In the land of li-ber-ty.
    And cour-age is the pas-sport when your old world dis-ap-pears
    But there's no fu-ture in the past when you're fif-teen years

    Isle of hope, isle of tears, isle of free-dom, isle of fears,
    But it's not the isle you left be-hind.
    That isle of hun-ger, isle of pain, isle you'll ne-ver see a-gain
    But the isle of home is al-ways on your mind.

    When they closed down El-lis Is-land In nine-teen for-ty three,
    Se-ven-teen mil-lion peo-ple had come there for sanc-tua-ry.
    And in spring-time when I came here and I stepped on-to it's piers,
    I thought of how it must have been,
    When you're fif-teen years.

    Isle of hope, isle of tears, isle of free-dom, isle of fears,
    But it's not the isle you left be-hind.
    That isle of hun-ger, isle of pain, isle you'll ne-ver see a-gain
    But the isle of home is al-ways on your mind.

    The isle of home is al-ways on your mind.
     
    GALWAY GIRL
    Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk
    Of a day -I-ay-I-ay
    I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
    Of a fine soft day -I-ay-I-ay
    And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
    'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    And I knew right then I'd be takin' a whirl
    'Round the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl

    We were halfway there when the rain came down
    Of a day -I-ay-I-ay
    And she asked me up to her flat downtown
    Of a fine soft day -I-ay-I-ay
    And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
    'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
    And I lost my heart to a Galway girl

    When I woke up I was all alone
    With a broken heart and a ticket home
    And I ask you now, tell me what would you do
    If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
    I've traveled around I've been all over this world
    Boys I ain't never seen nothin' like a Galway girl
     

    DESPERADO

    Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
    You've been out ridin' fences,
    for so long - now.
    Ohh you're a hard one.
    I know that you've got your reasons.
    These things that are pleasin'you
    Can hurt you somehow.

    Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy
    She'll beat you if she's able.
    You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet.
    Now it seems to me, some fine things
    Have been laid upon your table.
    But you only want the ones
    That you can't get.

    Desperado,
    Ohhhh you aint getting no younger.
    Your pain and your hunger,
    They're driving you home.
    And freedom, ohh freedom.
    Well that's just some people talking.
    Your prison is walking through this world all alone.

    Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
    The sky won't snow and the sun will shine.
    It's hard to tell the night time from the day.
    And you're losing all your highs and lows
    aint it funny how the feeling goes
    away...

    Desperado,
    Why don't you come to your senses?
    come down from your fences, open the gate.
    It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you.
    You better let somebody love you.
    (let sombody love you)
    You better let somebody love you...ohhh..hooo
    before it's too..oooo.. late.
     

    BLACK IS THE COLOUR

    Black is the colour of my true love’s hair
    Her lips are like some roses fair
    She’s the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands.
    And I love the ground whereon she stands

    I love my love and well she knows
    I love the ground whereon she goes.
    I wish the day will come it soon would come
    When she and I could be as one

    Black is the colour of my true love’s hair
    Her lips are like some roses fair
    She’s the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands.
    And I love the ground whereon she stands

    I go to the Clyde and I mourn and weep
    But satisfied I never can be
    And I write her a letter, just a few short lines
    And suffer death a thousand times

    For black is the colour of my true love’s hair
    Her lips are like red roses fair
    She’s got the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands.
    And I love the ground whereon she stands

    For black is the colour of my true love’s hair
    Her lips are like red roses fair
    She’s the sweetest smile and the gentlest hands.
    And I love the ground whereon she stands

    For black is the colour of my true love’s hair
     

    Ireland’s Call

    Ireland
    Ireland

    Side by side
    We stand like brothers
    One for all and all together

    We will stay united through darker days
    And we'll be unbeatable forever

    Ireland, Ireland
    Together standing tall
    Shoulder to shoulder
    We'll answer Ireland's call!

    Come the day and come the hour
    Some will live in song and story

    We were born to follow our guiding star

    And to meet our destiny with glory

    Ireland, Ireland
    Together standing tall
    Shoulder to shoulder
    We'll answer Ireland's call!

    Hearts of steel and heads unbowing
    Vowing never to be broken

    We will fight, until we can fight no more
    Till our final requiem is spoken

    Ireland, Ireland
    Together standing tall
    Shoulder to shoulder
    We'll answer Ireland's call!

    Ireland, Ireland
    Together standing tall
    Shoulder to shoulder
    We'll answer Ireland's call!
    We'll answer Ireland's call!
     

    500  Miles

    When I wake up yeah I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you
    When I go out yeah I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you

    If I get drunk yes I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
    And if I haver yeah I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

    (Chorus)
    And I would walk 500 miles
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walked 1000 miles
    And falls down at your door

    When I'm working yes I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you
    And when the money comes in for the work I'll do
    I'll pass almost every penny on to you

    When I come home yeah I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you
    And if I grow old well you know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you

    (Chorus)
    And I would walk 500 miles
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walked 1000 miles
    And falls down at your door

    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da Da-da-ri-a Da-ri-a-da-ra
    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da Da-da-ri-a Da-ri-a-da-ra

    When I'm lonely well I know I'm gonna be
    I'm gonna be the man whose lonely without you
    When I'm dreaming yes I know I'm gonna dream
    Dream about the time when I'm with you.
    I’m gonna dream about the times when I’m with you

    (Chorus)
    And I would walk 500 miles
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walks 1000 miles
    And falls down at your door

    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da Da-da-ri-a Da-ri-a-da-ra

    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da Da-da-ri-a Da-ri-a-da-ra

    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da Da-da-ri-a Da-ri-a-da-ra

    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da-ra-da (Da-da-ra-da)
    Da-da Da-da-ri-a Da-ri-a-da-ra
     

    Whiskey In The Jar

    As I was going' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
    I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was counting
    I first produced my pistols and I then produced my rapier
    I said stand or deliver or the devil he may take you

    Chorus
    Musha ring dum a do dum a da.
    Whack for my daddy-o,
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o

    I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny.
    I took all of his money and I brought it home to Molly
    She swore that she loved me never would she leave me
    But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy

    Chorus
    Musha ring dum a do dum a da.
    Whack for my daddy-o,
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o

    Instrumental

    ‘Round ‘bout six or maybe seven, in walked Captain Farrell.
    I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels.

    Chorus
    Musha ring dum a do dum a da.
    Whack for my daddy-o,
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o
     
    Now some men like the fishin’ and some men like the fowlin',
    And some men like to hear, the cannon ball a roarin'.

    Me? I like sleepin' especially in my Molly's chamber.
    But here I am in prison, here I am with ball and chain, yeah.

    Chorus
    Musha ring dum a do dum a da.
    Whack for my daddy-o,
    Whack for my daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar-o
     

    Music To Watch The Girls By

    The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by
    Eye to eye, they solemnly convene to make the scene
    Which is the name of the game, watch a guy watch a dame on any street in town
    Up and down and over and across, romance is boss

    Guys talk "girl talk", it happens everywhere
    Eyes watch girls walk with tender lovin' care

    It's keepin' track of the fact watching them watching back
    That makes the world go 'round
    "What's that sound?" each time you hear a loud collective sigh
    They're making music to watch girls by

    Guys talk "girl talk", it happens everywhere
    Eyes watch girls walk with tender lovin' care

    It's keepin' track of the fact watching them watching back
    That makes the world go 'round
    "What's that sound?" each time you hear a loud collective sigh
    They're making music to watch girls by

    The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by
    Eye to eye, they solemnly convene to make the scene

    La, la, la ,la
     

    Song For The Mira

    Out on the Mira on warm afternoons,
    Old men go fishing with black line and spoons;

    And if they catch nothing they never complain,
    And I wish I was with them again.

    As boys in the boats call to girls on the shore,
    Teasing the ones that they dearly adore;

    And into the evening the courting begins,
    And I wish I was with them again.

    (Chorus)
    Can you imagine a piece of the universe,
    More fit for princes and kings?
    I'll trade you ten of your cities for Marion Bridge,
    And the pleasure it brings.

    Out on the Mira on soft summer nights,
    Bonfires blaze to the children's delight;

    They dance 'round the flames singing songs with their friends,
    And I wish I was with them again.

    And over the ashes the stories are told,
    Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold;

    Stars on the river-face sparkle and spin,
    I wish I was with them again.

    (Chorus)
    Can you imagine a piece of the universe,
    More fit for princes and kings?
    I'll trade you ten of your cities for Marion Bridge,
    And the pleasure it brings.

    Out on the Mira, the people are kind,
    They'll treat you to homebrew, and help you unwind;

    And if you come broken they'll see that you mend,
    I wish I was with them again.

    Now I'll conclude with a wish you go well,

    Sweet be your dreams, and your happiness swell;

    I'll leave you here, for my journey begins,

    I'm going to be with them again.
     

    The Maid Of Culmore

    Leaving sweet lovely Derry for fair London town,
    There is no finer harbour all around can be found,
    Where the youngsters each evening go down to the shore,
    And the joy bells are ringing for the maid of Culmore.

    The first time I saw her she passed me by,
    And the next time that I saw her she bid me goodbye,
    But the last time I saw her it grieved my heart sore,
    For she sailed down Loch Foyle and away from Culmore.

    If I had the power the storms for to rise,
    I would make the wind blow out and I'd darken the skies,
    I'd make the wind blow high and the salt seas to roar,
    Till the day that my darling sailed away from Culmore.

    To the back parts of Americay my love I'll go seek,
    For it's there I know no-one and no-one knows me,
    But if I don't find her I'll return home no more,
    Like a pilgrim I'll wander for the maid of Culmore.
     
     

    RED ROSE CAFÉ

    They come from the farms and the factories too
    And they all soon forget who they are.
    The cares of today are soon washed away
    As they sit at a stool by the bar.
    The girl with green eyes in the Rolling Stones shirt
    Doesn’t look like she works on the land.
    The man at the end, he’s a very good friend
    Of a man who sells cars second hand.

    Down at the Red Rose Café in the Harbour
    There by the port just outside Amsterdam.
    Everyone shares in the songs and the laughter.
    Everyone there is so happy to be there.

    The salesmen relax with a few pints of beer
    As they try not to speak about trade.
    The poet won’t write any verses tonight.
    He may sing a sweet serenade.
    So pull up a chair and forget about life.
    It’s a good thing to do now and then
    And if you like it here I have an idea
    Tomorrow let’s all meet again.

    Down at the Red Rose Café in the Harbour
    There by the port just outside Amsterdam.
    Everyone shares in the songs and the laughter.
    Everyone there is so happy to be there.

    Everyone there is so happy to be there.
     

    MOONDANCE

    Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance
    With the stars up above in your eyes
    A fantabulous night to make romance
    'Neath the cover of October skies

    And all the leaves on the trees are fallin'
    To the sound of the breezes that blow
    An' I'm trying to please to the callin'
    Of your heart strings that play soft and low

    And all the nights magic seems to whisper and hush
    And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
    Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love?
    Can I just make some more romance with you, my love?

    Well, I wanna make love to you tonight
    I can't wait 'til the morning has come
    And I know now the time is just right
    And straight in to my arms you will run

    And when you come, my heart will be waiting
    To make sure that you're never alone
    There and then, all my dreams will come true, dear
    There and then, I will make you my own

    And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside
    And I know how much you want me that you can't hide
    Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love?
    Can I just make some more romance with you, my love?

    Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance
    With the stars up above in your eyes
    A fantabulous night to make romance
    'Neath the cover of October skies

    And all the leaves on the trees are falling
    To the sound of the breezes that blow
    And I'm trying to please to the calling
    Of your heart strings that play soft and low

    And all the nights magic seems to whisper and hush
    And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
    Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love?
    Can I just make some more romance with you, my love?

    One more moon dance with you
    In the moon light, on a magic night
    All the moon light, on a magic night
    Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love?
     

    HALLELUJAH

    I've heard there was a secret chord
    That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    But you don't really care for music, do you?
    It goes like this
    The fourth, the fifth
    The minor fall, the major lift
    The baffled king composing Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
    You saw her bathing on the roof
    Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
    She tied you to a kitchen chair
    She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
    And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Maybe there’s a God above
    But all I’ve ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
    It’s not a cry you can hear at night
    It’s not someone who has seen the light
    It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    THE CLANCY BROTHER’S MEDLEY

    (I’ll Tell Me Ma)

    I'll tell my ma when I get home,
    The boys won't leave the girls alone
    They pull my hair and stole my comb
    But that's all right till I go home
    She is handsome, she is pretty,
    She is the Belle of Belfast city
    She is a courtin' one, two, three,
    Please won't you tell me who is she

    Let the wind and the rain and the hail blow high
    And the snow come travellin' through the sky
    She's as sweet as apple pie,
    She'll get her own lad by and by
    When she gets a lad of her own
    She won't tell her ma when she gets home
    Let them all come as they will
    For it's Albert Mooney she loves still

    (Courtin’ In The Kitchen)

    Come single belle and beau,
    Unto me pay attention
    Don't ever fall in love,
    Tis the devil's own invention
    For once I fell in love
    With a maiden so bewitchin'
    Miss Henrietta Bell
    Down in Captain Kelly's Kitchen.

    With me too-rah-loo-rah-lay,
    Me too-rah-loo-rah-laddie.

    She slipped up to her room, I said: "Good Lord Almighty!"
    She came back down the stairs wearing nothing but her nighty!
    With her arms around me waist she slyly hinted marriage
    When to the door in haste came Captain Kelly's carriage!

    With me too-rah-loo-rah-lay,
    Me too-rah-loo-rah-laddie.

    (The Irish Rover )

    On the fourth of July eighteen hundred and six
    We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
    We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
    For the grand city hall in New York
    'Twas a wonderful craft, she was rigged fore-and-aft
    And oh, how the wild winds drove her.
    She'd got several blasts, she'd twenty-seven masts
    And we called her the Irish Rover.

    We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out
    And the ship lost it's way in a fog.
    And that whale of the crew was reduced down to two,
    Just meself and the captain's old dog.
    Then the ship struck a rock, oh Lord what a shock
    The bulkhead was turned right over
    Turned nine times around, and the poor dog was drowned
    I'm the last of the Irish Rover
     
    ALL OUT OF LOVE
    I'm lying alone with my head on the phone
    Thinking of you till it hurts
    I know you hurt too but what else can we do
    Tormented and torn apart
    I wish I could carry your smile and my heart
    For times when my life feels so low
    It would make me believe what tomorrow could bring
    When today doesn't really know, doesn't really know

    Chorus:
    I 'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you
    I know you were right believing for so long
    I 'm all out of love, what am I without you
    I can't be too late to say that I was so wrong

    I want you to come back and carry me home
    Away from this long lonely nights
    I'm reaching for you, are you feeling it too
    Does the feeling seem oh so right
    And what would you say if I called on you now
    And said that I can't hold on
    There's no easy way, it gets harder each day
    Please love me or I'll be gone, I'll be gone

    Chorus

    Oh, what are you thinking of?
    What are you thinking of?
    Oh, what are you thinking of?
    What are you thinking of?

    Chorus(3x)
     

    A Place In The Choir

    CHORUS
    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
    Some sing low and some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
    Some sing low and some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

    (Instrumental)

    Listen to the top with the little birds singing
    And the melodies and the high notes ringing
    And the hoot-owls cries over everything
    And the blackbird disagrees

    Singing in the night-time, singing in the day
    And the little duck quacks and he's on his way
    And the otter hasn't got much to say
    And the porcupine talks to himself

    CHORUS
    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
    Some sing low and some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

    (Instrumental)

    The dogs and the cats they take up the middle
    Where the honey bee hums and the cricket fiddles
    The donkey brays and the pony neighs
    And the old grey badger sighs oh

    Listen to the bass it's the one at the bottom
    Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus
    Moans and groans in the big tattoo
    And the old cow just goes "moo"

    CHORUS
    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
    Some sing low and some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

    (Instrumental)

    It's a simple song, a little one sung everywhere
    By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear
    The dopey alligator and the hawk above
    The sly old weasel and the turtle-dove

    CHORUS
    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
    Some sing low and some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
    Some sing low and some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
    Some sing low and some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got now

    All God's creatures got a place in the choir
     

    Friends In Low Places

    Blame it all on my roots
    I showed up in boots
    And ruined your black tie affair
    The last one to know
    The last one to show
    I was the last one
    You thought you'd see there
    And I saw the surprise
    And the fear in his eyes
    When I took his glass of champagne
    And I toasted you
    Said, honey, we may be through
    But you'll never hear me complain

    'Cause I've got friends in low places
    Where the whiskey drowns
    And the beer chases my blues away
    And I'll be okay
    I'm not big on social graces
    Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
    Oh, I've got friends in low places

    Well, I guess I was wrong
    I just don't belong
    But then, I've been there before
    Everything's all right
    I'll just say goodnight
    And I'll show myself to the door
    Hey, I didn't mean
    To cause a big scene
    Just give me an hour and then
    Well, I'll be as high
    As that ivory tower
    That you're livin' in

    'Cause I've got friends in low places
    Where the whiskey drowns
    And the beer chases my blues away
    And I'll be okay
    I'm not big on social graces
    Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
    Oh, I've got friends in low places
     

    Danny Boy

    Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
    From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

    The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
    'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

    But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
    Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow

    'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow

    Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.  

    And if you come, when all the flowers are dying And I am dead, as dead I well may be

    You'll come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.  

    And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me And o’er my grave will warm and sweeter be

    And you will bend and tell me that you love me

    And I will sleep in peace until you come to me
     

    Cats In The Cradle

    My child arrived just the other day
    He came to the world in the usual way
    But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
    He learned to walk while I was away
    And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
    He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
    You know I'm gonna be like you"

    And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
    Little boy blue and the man on the moon
    When you comin' home dad?
    I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
    You know we'll have a good time then

    My son turned ten just the other day
    He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
    Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
    I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
    And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
    And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
    You know I'm gonna be like him"

    And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
    Little boy blue and the man on the moon
    When you comin' home son?
    I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
    You know we'll have a good time then

    Well, he came home from college just the other day
    So much like a man I just had to say
    "Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
    He shook his head and said with a smile
    "What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
    See you later, can I have them please?"

    And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
    Little boy blue and the man on the moon
    When you comin' home son?
    I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
    You know we'll have a good time then

    I've long since retired, my son's moved away
    I called him up just the other day
    I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
    He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
    You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
    But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
    It's been sure nice talking to you"

    And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
    He'd grown up just like me
    My boy was just like me

    And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
    Little boy blue and the man on the moon
    When you comin' home son?
    I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
    You know we'll have a good time then
     
     

    Always There

    When I'm less than I should be
    And I just can't face the day
    When darkness falls around me
    And I just can't find my way

    When my eyes don't clearly see
    And I stumble through it all
    You, I lean upon, you keep me strong
    And you raise me when I fall

    You are there when I most need you
    You are there so constantly
    You come shining through, you always do
    You are always there for me

    When life brings me to my knees
    When my back's against the wall
    You are standing there right with me
    Just to keep me standing tall

    Though a burden, I may be
    You don't weary, you don't rest
    You are reaching out to carry me
    And I know I'm heaven blessed

    You are there when I most need you
    You are there so constantly
    You come shining through, you always do
    You are always there for me

    You are there when I most need you
    You are there so constantly
    You come shining through, you always do
    You are always there for me

    There when I most need you
    There so constantly
    You come shining through, you always do
    You are always there for me

    You come shining through, you always do
    You are always there for me
     

    Carolina Rua

    Stories never end ’til you come to conclusion
    Mo Carolina Rua has a hand in my confusion.

    She waits for me to choose which quarter to bend in.
    To susie-make-me-blue, or the redhead I’m attending.

    Now Carolina Rua has my heart and all I want to do
    Is go down the winding road where my Carolina goes:
    Down the crooked road where Carolina goes to
    Mo Carolina Rua, do you love me?
    Tell me true,   Carolina ooh oh ooh oh

    INSTRUMENTAL X1

    Standing on three queens, I thought the game was over.
    Then, out from the blue, Carolina’s at my shoulder:

    with laughter in her eyes and a smile that touches all the guys
    On down the winding road where my Carolina goes:
    Down the crooked road where Carolina goes to
    Mo Carolina Rua, do you love me?
    Tell me true,   Carolina ooh oh ooh oh

    INSTRUMENTAL X 1

    Mo Carolina Rua has my heart and all I want to do
    Is go down the winding road where my Carolina goes:
    Down the crooked road where Carolina goes to ,
    Mo Carolina Rua, do you love me?
    Tell me true, Tell me true.
    Mo Carolina Rua
     

    CARRICKFERGUS

    I wish I was in Carrickfergus
    Only for nights in Ballygran
    I would swim over the deepest ocean
    The deepest ocean for my love to find

    But the sea is wide and I cannot swim over
    And nor have I the wings to fly
    If I could find me a lonesome boatman
    To ferry me over my love and I

    My childhood days bring back sad reflections
    Of happy time I spent so long ago
    My boyhood friends and my own relations
    Have all passed on now like the melted snow

    So I’ll spend my days in endless roving
    Soft is the grass my bed is free
    Ah, to be home now in Carrickfergus
    On that long road down to the sea

    And in Kilkenny it is reported
    On marble stone there as black as ink
    With gold and silver I would support her
    But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink

    For I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober
    A handsome rover from town to town
    Ah but I am sick now my days are numbered
    Come all ye young men and lay me down
     

    DANNY BOY

    The valley is hushed
    The flowers are all dying,
    The meadow is white with a winters snow, 'Lone as I stand at the place where Danny's lying
    I say a silent prayer,somehow I know

    He hears me there so soft i tread above  him,for now he sleeps in peace
    We hear Danny's voice no more

    Music interlude

    O Danny boy the pipes the pipes are calling from glen to glen and down the mountain side,
    The summers gone and all the flowers are dying,tis you tis you must go and I must bide
    But come ye back when summers in the meadow,or when the valleys hushed and white with snow
    Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow oh Danny boy oh Danny boy I love you so

    But when you come and all the flowers are dying
    If I am dead as dead I  well may be
    You'll come and find the place where I am lying and kneel and say an Ave there for me
    And I shall hear how soft you tread above me,and Oer my grave shall Warmer sweeter be
    And you will bend and tell me that you love me,and I will sleep in peace until you come to me
     

    Dearg Doom

    My love is colder than black marble by the Sea.
    My heart is older than the cold oak tree.
    I am the flash of silver in the sun.
    When you see me coming you had better
    Run...run...run...
    From Dearg Doom.

    You speak in whispers of the devils I have
    Slain,
    By the fire of my silver Devil's Blade,
    And still you dare to flaunt yourself at me.
    I don't want you, I don't need you,
    I don't love you, can't you see
    I'm Dearg Doom.

    And when the stars go out
    You can hear me shout
    "Two heads are better than none,
    One hundred heads are so much better
    Than one".

    I'm a boy who was born blind to pain
    And, like a hawk, I'll swoop and
    Swoop again.
    I am the flash of hawkeye in the sun.
    When you see me coming you had
    Better run...run...run...
     

    Galileo

    Galileo fell in love as a Galilean boy,
    And he wondered what in heaven who invented such a joy.
    But the question got the better of his scientific mind,
    And to his blind and dying gaze,
    He looked up high and often sighed,
    And sometimes cried,

    Who puts the rainbow in the sky?
    Who lights the stars at night?
    Who dreamt up someone so divine?
    Someone like you and made them mine?

    Love can make you ask some funny questions now and then.
    But just remember the alternatives for I remember when
    I was lonely and unhappy,
    And my lips were cold as ice.
    But you kissed me, and good heavens,
    Now I'm here in paradise,
    So if ever I'm not kissing you or looking in your eyes.
    I won't be blind, and I won't cry.
    I'll look up high and gladly sigh,
    And thank the guy,

    Who puts the rainbow in the sky?
    Who lights the stars at night?
    Who dreamt up someone so divine?
    Someone like you and made them mine?
    Someone like you and made them mine?
     
     

    House Of The Rising Sun

    There is a house in New Orleans
    They call the Rising Sun
    And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
    And God I know I'm one

    My mother was a tailor
    She sewed my new blue jeans
    My father was a gamblin' man
    Down in New Orleans

    Now the only thing a gambler needs
    Is a suitcase and trunk
    And the only time he's satisfied
    Is when he's on a drunk

    Oh mother tell your children
    Not to do what I have done
    Spend your lives in sin and misery
    In the House of the Rising Sun

    Well, I got one foot on the platform
    The other foot on the train
    I'm goin' back to New Orleans
    To wear that ball and chain

    Well, there is a house in New Orleans
    They call the Rising Sun
    And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
    And God I know I'm one

    And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
    And God I know I'm one
     

    THE HUNTER'S MOON

    I'm moving on now
    No more to say
    Time I was gone now
    Why would I stay?

    Don't rake the ashes
    I'll take the lashes
    You go now
    I'll walk away.

    No cause to wonder
    No one's immune
    I kissed you under
    The hunter’s moon.

    You wander free now
    Don't look for me now
    You go now
    Before you,
    Find your dreams are strewn
    Beneath that icy hunter's moon
    Dying all too soon
    Beneath the hunter's savage moon

    Time I was gone now
    Anchors aweigh
    I'm moving on now
    Just one more day

    I'll let you go now
    How do we know though?
    Who hunted?
    Who was the prey?

    You and I
    Flew too high
    Now we're falling free
    Through the night
    Burning bright
    And colder than the sea

    Now our dreams are strewn
    Beneath that icy hunter's moon
    Dying all too soon
    Beneath the hunter's savage moon

    Souls are out of tune
    That kiss beneath that hunter's moon
    Harsh and out of tune
    And cursed to wander here and there forever,
    Like the lonely moon.
     
    I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrows
    (In constant sorrow, all through his days.)

    I am the man of constant sorrow
    I've seen trouble all my days
    I bid farewell to ol' Kentucky
    The place where I was born and raised.

    (The place where he was born and raised)

    For six long years I've been in trouble,
    no pleasure here on earth I've found
    For in this world, I'm bound to ramble,
    I have no friends to help me now.

    (He has no friends to help him now)

    It's fair thee well, my old true lover,
    I ne’er expect to see you again.
    For I'm bound to ride that Northern Railroad,
    perhaps I'll die upon this train

    (Perhaps he'll die upon this train)

    You can bury me in some deep valley,
    For many years where I may lay.
    And you may learn to love another
    while I am sleeping in my grave.
    (While he is sleeping in his grave)

    Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger
    My face you’ll never see no more
    But there is one promise that is given,
    I'll meet you on Gods golden shore

    (He'll meet you on God's golden shore)
     

    The Isle Of Inisfree

    I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer,
    And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say,
    But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
    When all the things he loves are far away.

    And precious things are dreams unto an exile.
    They take him o'er the land across the sea --
    Especially when it happens he's an exile
    From that dear lovely Isle of Inisfree.

    And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
    Of this great city, wondrous though it be,
    I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter.
    I'm once again back home in Inisfree.

    I wander o'er green hills through dreamy valleys
    And find a peace no other land could know.
    I hear the birds make music fit for angels
    And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.

    And then into a humble shack I wander --
    My dear old home -- and tenderly behold
    The folks I love around the turf fire gathered.
    On bended knee ,the rosary is told.
    But dreams don't last --

    Though dreams are not forgotten --
    And soon I'm back to stern reality.
    But though they pave the footways here with gold dust,
    I still would choose the Isle of Inisfree.
    I still would choose the Isle of Inisfree.
     

    Katie

    Tumbling curls of green by the stainedglass streaming light
    And a yellow coloured lampshade used to keep us up all night
    The smile upon your face, the tears upon your cheek
    And the night sky on the window
    Your heart calling out to me.

    Come running home again, Katie
    Come running home again
    Cross my heart and hope to die
    Shall I cause another tear from your eye

    The mirror that won't talk and your nightgown on the door
    And the old pedal Singer just don't sing no more
    You can roll the reels for hours
    From the movie of this book
    It's a question mark on this heart of mine
    sends an elder back to look.

    Come running home again, Katie
    Come running home again
    Cross my heart and hope to die
    Shall I cause another tear from your eye
     
    INSTRUMENTAL

    Now I'm looking through a tunnel
    Back into the room
    With the genius of a druid when the sunlight floods the tomb.
    And I'm never going back there, I couldn't anyway
    And though I made the great escape
    I never got away.

    Come running home again, Katie
    Come running home again
    Cross my heart and hope to die
    Shall I cause another tear from your eye

    Come running home again, Katie
    Come running home again
    Cross my heart and hope to die
    Shall I cause another tear from your eye
     
    Life with You
    When I was a younger man
    When I was a silly boy
    I didn’t need a thing,
    I was strong as anything,
    I viewed solitude as a joy

    But since I met you I’m distraught
    You wandered in and now I’m caught
    I never thought I would see
    Someone so truly good
    Some one who’s so everything I’m not

    I want to spend my life with you
    Don’t want to live all alone
    I can’t conceive of the years left in me
    Without you in our home

    But what if, what if, what if what
    If it’s not perfect then it’s not
    But every care I’ll take
    Nothing I won’t forsake
    To dwell beside what you’ve got

    Every time I think about you
    I think I can’t live with you
    I’ll tell you something
    I am nothing without you

    I want to spend my life with you
    Don’t want to live all alone
    I can’t conceive of the years left in me
    Without you in our home

    I want to spend my life with you
    Don’t want to live all alone
    I can’t conceive of the years left in me

    Without you in our home (2x)
     

    My Land

    How green are your valleys, how blue your great skies,
    Your mountains stand tall in their glory:                                      
    Your rivers run free - the bright stars are your eyes,
    Your beauty is endless before me.                                           

    Oh, you are the song ever singing in me,      
    And you are the heart ever true:
    For, you are my land and you always will be,  
    The voice ever calling me… home to you.

    When times we are far from your forests and streams,
    When sailing from your shining waters:
    We carry your hopes - your spirit, your dreams-
    In the hearts of your sons and your daughters.

    CHORUS

    When to your green valleys some day I return,
    When you lay your mantle around me:                                          
    At rest I will be where the heart will not yearn,
    With my land to ever…surround me.                      

    CHORUS

    The voice ever calling me…home to you.
     

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    Now We Are Free

    Anol shalom
    Anol sheh lay konnud de ne um {shaddai
    Flavum
    Nom de leesh
    Ham de nam um das
    La um de
    Flavne...

    We de ze zu bu
    We de sooo a ru
    Un va-a pesh a lay
    Un vi-i bee
    Un da la pech ni sa
    Un di-i lay na day
    Un ma la pech a nay
    mee di nu ku

    (Fast tempo, 4 times)
    La la da pa da le na da na
    Ve va da pa da le na la dumda

    Anol shalom
    Anol sheh ley kon-nud de ne um.
    Flavum.
    Flavum.
    M-ai shondol-lee
    Flavu... {Live on...
    Lof flesh lay
    Nof ne
    Nom de lis
    Ham de num um dass
    La um de
    Flavne..
    Flay
    Shom de nomm
    Ma-lun des
    Dwondi.
    Dwwoondi
    Alas sharum du koos
    Shaley koot-tum.
     

     

     
    Perfect
    I don't want half-hearted love affairs
    I need someone who really cares.
    Life is too short to play silly games
    I've promised myself I won't do that again.

    It's got to be perfect,
    It's got to be worth it. Yeah!
    Too many people take second best
    But I won't take anything less
    It's got to be Mmmm!
    Perfect.

    Young hearts are foolish they make such mistakes
    They're much too eager to give their love away.
    Well I have been foolish too many times
    But now I'm determined I'm gonna get it right.

    It's got to be perfect,
    It's got to be worth it. Yeah!
    Too many people take second best
    But I won't take anything less
    It's got to be Mmmm!
    Perfect.

    Young hearts are foolish, they make such mistakes
    They’re much too eager to give their love away
    I have been foolish too many times
    But I’m determined to get it right

    It's got to be perfect
    It's got to be worth it. Yeah!
    Too many people take second best
    But I won't take anything less
    It's got to be Yeah!

    Perfect.
    It's got to be Yeah!
    Perfect.
    It's got to be Oooo!
    Perfect.
     

    Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids

    I remember '62
    I was sixteen and so were you
    And we lived next door,
    On the avenue.
    Jerry Lee was big and Elvis too;
    Blue jeans and blue suede shoes,
    And we never knew
    What life held in store.
    We just wanted to rock 'n' roll forever more.

    We were the Rock 'n' Roll Kids
    And Rock 'n' Roll was all we did
    And listening to those songs on the radio;
    I was yours and you were mine
    But that was once upon a time,
    Now we never seem to Rock 'n' Roll anymore.

    Now Johnny's in love with the girl next door,
    And Mary's down at the record store,
    They don't want to be...around us no more.
    "Golden Oldies" but we hardly speak
    Too busy running to a different beat
    Hard to understand, we were once like them.
    How I wish we could find those Rock 'n' Roll days again.

    We were the Rock 'n' Roll Kids
    And Rock 'n' Roll was all we did,
    And listening to those songs on the radio;
    I was yours and you were mine,
    But that was once upon a time,
    Now we never seem to Rock and Roll…
    We never seem to Rock and Roll…

    We just never seem to Rock and Roll anymore.
     

    Rosa

    Now keep this promise
    And never break it
    I know you'll be back soon
    How long's it this time

    Another lifetime
    All I want is to be with you
    So hold me in your arms
    Don't let go, take me with you...
    When will you come back to me

    I'm falling for you now
    I'm falling for you now
    I'm Gonna catch the world for you
    Wrap it up, it's all for you

    I've fallng for you now
    I'm making my way back home
    Just to see your face
    Rosa, Rosa

    Now don't you worry
    I never left you
    I am the angel by your side
    We've made this promise
    We'll never break it

    Your in my heart
    Your always on my mind
    So hold me in your arms
    Don't let go, take me with you
    When will you come back to me

    I'm Falling for you now
    You know I'm falling for you now
    I'm gonna catch the world for you
    And wrap it up, it's all for you

    I'm falling for you now
    I'm making my way back home
    Just to see your face
    Rosa, Rosa, Rosa, Rosa

    Now don't you worry
    I've never left you
     

    Scarlet Ribbons

    I peeked in to say good night
    When I heard my child in prayer
    And for me, some scarlet ribbons
    Scarlet ribbons for my hair

    All the stores were closed and shuttered
    All the streets were dark and bare
    In our town, no scarlet ribbons
    Not one ribbon for her hair

    Through the night my heart was aching
    Just before the dawn was breaking
    I peeked in and on her bed
    In gay profusion lying there

    Lovely ribbons, scarlet ribbons
    Scarlet ribbons for her hair

    If I live to be a hundred
    I will never know from where
    Came those lovely scarlet ribbons
    Scarlet ribbons for her hair

    Scarlet ribbons for her hair
     

    SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS

    As I came home on Monday night as drunk as drunk could be
    I saw a horse outside the door where my old horse should be
    So I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
    Who owns that horse outside the door where my old horse should be?

    Ah, you're drunk,
    you're drunk you silly old fool,
    still you can not see
    That's a lovely sow that me mother sent to me
    Well, many is a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
    But a sow with a saddle on sure I never seen before

    Now as I came home on Tuesday night as drunk as drunk could be
    I saw a coat behind the door where my old coat should be
    So I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
    Who owns that coat behind the door where my old coat should be

    Ah, you're drunk,
    you're drunk you silly old fool,
    still you can not see
    That's a lovely blanket that me mother sent to me
    Well, many is a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
    But buttons in a blanket sure I never seen before

    And as I went home on Wednesday night as drunk as drunk could be
    I saw a pipe up on the chair where my old pipe should be
    Well, I called the wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
    Who owns that pipe up on the chair where my old pipe should be

    Ah, you're drunk,
    you're drunk you silly old fool,
    still you can not see
    That's a lovely tin whistle that me mother sent to me
    Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
    But tobacco in a tin whistle sure I never seen before

    And as I went home on Thursday night as drunk as drunk could be
    I saw two boots beneath the bed where my two boots should be
    Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
    Who owns those boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be

    Ah, you're drunk,
    you're drunk you silly old fool,
    still you can not see
    They're two lovely Geranium pots me mother sent to me
    Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
    But laces in Geranium pots I never seen before

    And as I went home on Friday night as drunk as drunk could be
    I saw a head upon the bed where my old head should be
    Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
    Who owns that head upon the bed where my old head should be

    Ah, you're drunk,
    you're drunk you silly old fool,
    Still you can not see
    That's a baby boy that my mother send to me
    Hey, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
    But a baby boy with wiskers on ive never seen before
     

    She Moved Through The Fair

    My young love said to me, 'My mother won't mind,
    And my father won't slight you for your lack of kine,'
    She went away from me and this she did say,
    'It will not be long, love, till our wedding day.'

    She went away from me and she moved through the fair,
    And slowly I watched her move here and move there,
    She went his way homeward with one star awake,
    As the swan in the evening moves over the lake.

    The people were saying no two were e'er wed
    But one has a sorrow that never was said,
    And I smiled as she passed with her goods and her gear,
    And that was the last that I saw of my dear.

    I dreamt last night that my young love came in,
    She came in so sweetly, her feet made no din;
    She stepped up beside me, and this she did say,
    'It will not be long love, till our wedding day.
     

    Star of the County Down

    In Banbridge Town near the County Down
    One morning last July,
    Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen,
    And she smiled as she passed me by.
    She looked so sweet, from her two bare feet
    To the sheen of her nut-brown hair.
    Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself
    For to see I was really there.

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay,
    And from Galway to Dublin Town,
    No maid I've seen like the brown colleen
    That I met in the County Down.

    As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head,
    And I looked with a feeling rare.
    And I says, says I, to a passer-by,
    "Who's the maid with the nut-brown hair?"
    He smiled at me, and he said, said he,
    "She's the gem of Ireland's crown,
    Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann,
    She's the Star of the County Down."

    I've travelled a bit but was never smit
    Since my roving career began.
    But fair and square, I surrendered there
    To the charms of Rose McCann.
    I'd a heart to let, and no tenant yet
    Had I met in a shawl or gown.
    But in she went, and I asked no rent
    From the Star of the County Down.

    At the harvest fair, she'll be surely there,
    So I'll dress in my Sunday clothes,
    With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right
    For a smile from my nut-brown rose.
    No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke,
    'Til my plough is a rust-coloured brown,
    'Til a smiling bride by my own fireside
    Sits the Star of the County Down.
     

    Streets Of New York

    I was 18yrs old when I went down to Dublin
    With a fistful of money and a cartload of dreams
    "Take your time" said me father
    Stop rushing like hell and remember all’s not what it seems to be

    For there's fellas would cut ye for the coat on yer back
    Or the watch that you got from your mother
    So take care me young bucko
    And mind yourself well and will ya give this wee note to me brother

    At the time Uncle Benjy was a policeman in Brooklyn
    And me father the youngest, looked after the farm
    When a phone-call from America said
    'Send the lad over'
    And the oul’ fella said 'Sure wouldn't do any harm'

    For I've spent me life working this dirty old ground
    For a few pints of porter and the smell of a pound
    And sure maybe there's something you'll learn or you'll see
    And you can bring it back home make it easy on me

    So I landed in Kennedy and a big yellow taxi
    Carried me and me bags through the streets and the rain
    Well me poor heart was thumpin’ around with excitement
    And I hardly even heard what the driver was sayin’

    We came in the Shore Parkway through the flatlands of Brooklyn
    To me Uncle's apartment on East 53rd
    I was feeling so happy I was humming a song
    And I sang "You're as free as a bird"

    Well to shorten the story what I found out that day
    Was that Benjy got shot down in an uptown foray
    And while I was flying my way to New York
    Poor Benjy was lying in a cold city morgue.

    Well I phoned up the old fella told him the news
    I could tell he could hardly stand up in his shoes and he wept as he told me
    'Go ahead with the plans
    Never forget be a proud Irishman

    So I went to Nellies beside Fordham road
    And I started to learn about lifting the load
    But the heaviest thing that I carried that year
    Was the bittersweet thought of my hometown so dear

    I went home that December 'cause the oul’ fella died,
    Had to borrow some money from Phil on the side
    And all the bright flowers and brass couldn't hide
    The poor wasted face of my father

    I sold up the oul’ farmyard for what it was worth
    And into my bag stuck a handful of earth
    Then I caught me a train and I boarded a plane
    And I found myself back in the US again

    It's been 22yrs since I've set foot in Dublin
    Me kids know to use the correct knife and fork
    But I'll never forget the green grass and the rivers
    As I keep law and order on the streets of New York.
     

    Summer In Dublin

    Take me away from the city and lead me to where I can be on my own,
    I wanted to see you, and now that I have, I just want to be left alone,
    I'll always remember your kind words, and I'll still remember your name,
    But I've seen you changing and turning, and I know that things just won't be the same.

    I remember that summer in Dublin, and the Liffey as it stank like hell,
    And the young people walking on Grafton Street, and everyone looking so well,
    I was singing a song I heard somewhere, called "Rock'n'Roll Never Forgets",
    When my hummin' was smothered by a Forty Six ‘A’ and the scream of a low-flying jet.

    INSTRUMENTAL

    So I'm leavin' on Wednesday morning tryin' to find a place where I can hear
    The wind and the birds and the sea on the rocks, where open roads always are near,
    And if sometimes I tire of the quiet, and I want to walk back up that hill,
    I'll just get on the road and I’ll stick out my thumb.
    ‘Cause I know for sure you'll be there still.

    I remember that summer in Dublin, and the Liffey as it stank like hell,
    And the young people walking on Grafton Street, and everyone looking so well,
    So I jumped on a bus to Dun Laoire, stoppin' off to pick up my guitar,
    And a drunk on the bus told me how to get rich. I was glad we weren't goin' too far.

    And if sometimes I tire of the quiet, and I want to walk back up that hill,
    I'll just get on the road and I’ll stick out my thumb.
    ‘Cause I know for sure you'll be there still.
     
    TEARS OF HERCULES
    So it goes, history shows, deserts must expand
    Camels sail like wooden ships, like women down the strand
    There's sand on second avenue and the wind blows like a train
    Taxis line up like a string of pearls, around the block again

    I remembered everything and every window pane
    Every word came back to me and I was superman
    But then I saw your face across the street
    Through the tears of Herculesz
    There's a bus that leaves at 8:15 and another one at ten
    Should I climb aboard, risk everything, and ride it to the end?
    Watch the hills like roller coasters up against the sky
    Wish that you were here by me, so close that I could die

    You said love wrecks everything and none of us survive
    But I got over you tonight inside this empty dive
    Till I saw your face across the street
    Through the tears of Hercules

    I remembered everything and every window pane
    Every word came back to me and I was superman again
    Till I saw your face across the street
    Through the tears of Hercules
     

    The Boys Are Back in Town

    Guess who just got back today,
    Them wild-eyed boys that'd been away,
    Haven't changed, had much to say,
    But man, I still think them cats are crazy.
    They were askin' if you were around,
    How you was, where you could be found.
    Told them you were livin' downtown,
    Drivin' all the old men crazy.

    The boys are back in town, (the boys are back in town).
    I said The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town.
    The boys are back in town, (the boys are back in town).
    The boys are back in town, (the boys are back in town).

    You know that chick that used to dance a lot,
    Every night, she'd be on the floor, shakin' what she's got.
    Man, when I tell ya she was cool, she was red hot.
    I mean she was steamin'.
    And that time over at Johnny's place,
    Well, this chick, she got up and slapped Johnny's face,
    Man, we just fell about the place,
    If that chick don't wanna know, forget her.

    The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town.
    I said The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town.
    The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town.
    The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town.

    Spread the word around guess who's back in town
    You spread the word around
    Friday night they'll be dressed to kill,
    Down at Dino's bar and grill
    The drink will flow, and blood will spill,
    And if the boys wanna fight you better let 'em.
    That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song,
    The nights are gettin' warmer, it won't be long,
    Won't be long 'til summer comes,
    Now that the boys are here again.

    The boys are back in town, (the boys are back in town).
    The boys are back in town, (the boys are back in town).
    The boys are back in town, (the boys are back in town).

    Spread the word around
    The boys are back in town, (the boys are back in town).
    The boys are back, the boys are back.
    The boys are back in town again
    They're hangin' down at Dino's
    The boys are back in town again!
     

    The Edge Of The Moon

    The Edge Of The Moon
    She sings him a song
    He loves to listen
    He reads her a story
    She plays a sweet tune
    Chopin and Mozart she loves with her heart
    Her guardian angel, looks down from the moon

    He rings the bells nightly
    She prays for their freedom
    He stands at the pulpit
    She stays in her room
    Scarlatti and Haydn, she loves with her heart
    Her guardian angel looks down from the moon

    She prays for the vision
    He hopes she won’t see it
    She wishes for winter
    He knows it won’t come
    Summer and Autumn cry whisper the wind song
    Her guardian angel looks down from the moon

    He closes the curtains
    She takes to her bed now
    He waits in the doorway
    She stays in her room
    Beautiful music sweet songs filled with glory
    Her guardian angel looks down from the moon
    She waves her goodbye from, the edge of the moon
     
    The Grande Affaire
    Take a bus, who needs a car.
    We'll eat here, close by the door.
    I'm not very hungry now are you?
    Is it ok, if I share yours with you?
    I've got no money and I think, I believe that you knew.

    Remember the moon, on the water how she'd shine?
    The taste of the sheets, and the feel of the wine.
    Wasn't I glad, that you were mine
    In the Grande Affaire?

    Take a boat, or maybe a plane,
    Anywhere now except Greece or Spain.
    For sure I know where I am,
    I see canals, this is Amsterdam.
    Friends here and they know, they can say who I am.

    Remember the room without any view?
    Frightened we'd meet, someone that we knew,
    No farewells or how-do-you-dos
    In the Grande Affaire.

    Now I stay, at the best hotels,
    And there's white coated waiters attend me,
    And I look, at the beautiful girls,
    Do they really believe they can win me?

    I drive now, it's seldom I walk.
    Speak French, but I'd rather not talk.
    And which suit will I wear tonight?
    Take out the brown, but in the end wear the white.
    After shade stepping out, stepping into the light.

    Remember the moon on the water how she'd shine,
    The year was all wrong, so we sent back the wine,
    And wasn't I glad that you were mine,
    In the Grande Affaire?
     
    The Rocky Road To Dublin
    Chorus
    One, two, three four, five,
    Hunt the Hare and turn her down the rocky road
    all the way to Dublin, Whack follol de rah!

    Twas in the merry month of May, from me home I started,
    Left the girls in Tuam, nearly broken hearted,
    Saluted father dear, kissed me darling mother,
    Drank a pint of beer, me grief and tears to smother,
    Then off to reap the corn, leave where I was born
    Cut a stout black thorn to banish ghosts and goblin;
    Bought  a pair of brogues, rattling o’er the bogs
    And fright'ning all the dogs on the rocky road to Dublin.

    Chorus
    One, two, three four, five,
    Hunt the Hare and turn her down the rocky road
    all the way to Dublin, Whack follol de rah!

    In Mullingar that night I rested limbs so weary,
    Started by daylight next morning blithe and early,
    Took a drop of pure to keep me heart from sinking;
    Thats a Paddy's cure whenever he's on drinking.
    See the lassies smile, laughing all the while
    At me curious style, 'twould set your heart a bubblin'
    Asked me was I hired, wages I required,
    I was almost tired of the rocky road to Dublin.

    Chorus
    One, two, three four, five,
    Hunt the Hare and turn her down the rocky road
    all the way to Dublin, Whack follol de rah!

    In Dublin next arrived, I thought it such a pity
    To be soon deprived a view of that fine city.
    So then I took a stroll, all among the quality;
    Me bundle it was stole, all in a neat locality.
    Something crossed me mind, when I looked behind,
    No bundle could I find upon me stick a wobblin'
    Enquiring for the rogue, they said me Connaught brogue
    Wasn't much in vogue on the rocky road to Dublin.

    Chorus
    One, two, three four, five,
    Hunt the Hare and turn her down the rocky road
    all the way to Dublin, Whack follol de rah!

    From there I got away, me spirits never falling,
    Landed on the quay, just as the ship was sailing.
    The Captain at me roared, said that no room had he;
    When I jumped aboard, a cabin found for Paddy.
    Down among the pigs, played some hearty rigs,
    Danced some hearty jigs, the water round me bubbling;
    When off Holyhead I wished meself was dead,
    Or better for instead on the rocky road to Dublin.

    Chorus
    One, two, three four, five,
    Hunt the Hare and turn her down the rocky road
    all the way to Dublin, Whack follol de rah!

    The boys of Liverpool, when we safely landed,
    Called meself a fool, I could no longer stand it.
    Blood began to boil, temper I was losing;
    Poor old Erin's Isle they began abusing.
    "Hurrah me soul" says I, me Shillelagh I let fly.
    Some Galway boys were by, saw I was a hobble in,
    With a load "Hurray !" joined in the affray.
    We quickly cleared the way for the rocky road to Dublin.

    Chorus
    One, two, three four, five,
    Hunt the Hare and turn her down the rocky road
    all the way to Dublin, Whack follol de rah!

    Chorus
    One, two, three four, five,
    Hunt the Hare and turn her down the rocky road
    all the way to Dublin, Whack follol de rah!
     

    The Sound Of Silence

    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence

    In restless dreams I walked alone
    Narrow streets of cobblestone
    'Neath the halo of a street lamp
    I turned my collar to the cold and damp
    When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
    That split the night
    And touched the sound of silence

    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand people, maybe more
    People talking without speaking
    People hearing without listening
    People writing songs that voices never share
    And no one dared
    Disturb the sound of silence

    "Fools", said I, "You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you"
    But my words, like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed
    In the wells of silence

    And the people bowed and prayed
    To the neon god they made
    And the sign flashed out its warning
    In the words that it was forming
    And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
    And tenement halls"
    And whispered in the sounds of silence
     

    The Thunder Rolls

    Three thirty in the morning
    Not a soul in sight
    The city's lookin' like a ghost town
    On a moonless summer night
    Raindrops on the windshield
    There's a storm moving in
    He's headin' back from somewhere
    That he never should have been
    And the thunder rolls
    And the thunder rolls

    Every light is burnin'
    In a house across town
    She's pacin' by the telephone
    In her faded flannel gown
    Askin' for miracle
    Hopin' she's not right
    Prayin' it's the weather
    That's kept him out all night
    And the thunder rolls
    And the thunder rolls

    The thunder rolls
    And the lightnin' strikes
    Another love grows cold
    On a sleepless night
    As the storm blows on
    Out of control
    Deep in her heart
    The thunder rolls

    She's waitin' by the window
    When he pulls into the drive
    She rushes out to hold him
    Thankful he's alive
    But on the wind and the rain
    A strange new perfume blows
    And the lightnin' flashes in her eyes
    And he knows that she knows
    And the thunder rolls
    And the thunder rolls

    The thunder rolls
    And the lightnin' strikes
    Another love grows cold
    On a sleepless night
    As the storm blows on
    Out of control
    Deep in her heart
    The thunder rolls
     

    Turning Away

    In darkness we do what we can
    In daylight we're oblivion
    Our hearts so raw and clear
    Are turning away, turning away from here

    On the water we have walked
    Like the fearless child
    What was fastened we've unlocked
    Revealing wondrous wild
    And in search of confirmation
    We have jumped into the fire
    And scrambled with our burning feet
    Through uncontrolled desire

    In darkness we do what we can
    In daylight we're oblivion
    Our hearts so raw and clear
    Are turning away, turning away from here

    There's a well upon the hill
    From our ancient past
    Where an age is standing
    Still holding strong and fast
    And there's those that try to tame it
    And to carve it into stone
    Ah but words cannot extinguish it
    However hard they're thrown

    In darkness we do what we can
    In daylight we're oblivion
    Our hearts so raw and clear
    Are turning away, turning away from here

    By Loch Etive they have worked
    With their highland dreams
    By Kilcrennan they have nourished
    In the mountain streams.
    And in searching for acceptance
    They had given it away
    Only the children of their children know
    The price they had to pay

    In darkness we do what we can
    In daylight we're oblivion
    Our hearts so raw and clear
    Are turning away, turning away from here
     

    Voices

     

    SPANISH LADY

    As I came down through Dublin City, at the hour of twelve at night,
    Who should I spy, but a Spanish Lady
    Washing her feet by the candlelight
    First she washed them, then she dried them
    Over a fire of amber coals
    In all me life I ne'er did see, a maid so sweet about the soul

    Chorus
    Whack for the Too Rye Ooh Ray Lady,
    Whack for the Too Ra Loo Ra Lay

    As I came back through Dublin City at the hour of Half past Eight,
    Who should I spy but the Spanish Lady,
    brushing her hair in the broad daylight
    First she brushed it , then she tossed it
    On her lap was a silver comb
    In all me life I ne'er did see, a maid so fair since I did roam.

    Chorus
    Whack for the Too Rye Ooh Ray Lady,
    whack for the Too Rye Ooh Rye Aye

    As I returned to Dublin City, as the sun began to set
    Who should I spy but a Spanish lady
    Catching a moth, in a golden net.
    First she saw me, then she fled me
    Lifted her petticoats over her knee
    In all me life I ne'er did see, a maid so fair as the Spanish Lady

    Chorus
    Whack for the Too Rye Ooh Ray Lady,
    whack for the Too Rye Ooh Rye Aye

    I’ve wandered North, and I have wonder South
    Through Stoney Batter and Patrick’s Close
    Up and around, by the Gloucester Diamond
    And back by Napper Tandys' house
    Auld age has laid her hands on me
    Cold as a fire of ashy coals....
    But, there is the love of me Spanish Lady, a maid so sweet about the soul

    Chorus
    Whack for the Too Rye Ooh Ray Lady,
    whack for the Too Rye Ooh Rye Aye

    Chorus
    Whack for the Too Rye Ooh Ray Lady,
    whack for the Too Rye Ooh Rye Aye
     
     

     

     


     

     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     
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