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Great Whale

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At the End of a Pointed Gun
I've laboured through two world wars An old war that still fights on I'll dare any man says I've not worked This land that I stand upon A homeland both free and strong To harbour my only son I hoped he'd never see as I The end of a pointed gun

Chorus:
My nation and my son, my nation and my son One found its birth, one found his death At the end of a pointed gun

Oh praised be Olympiad Was echoed the whole world round Nation to nation unified On one chosen stretch of ground Oh proud were the boys as mine To play for their own country I wish to God he'd never gone But stayed with his family

Chorus

The games scarcely had begun When out of each winner's joy Bloodshed rose unexpectedly Eleven dead and one my boy How does a father mourn His murdered hopes and dreams? How on this earth can he escape The agonies he has seen?

Chorus

I've laboured through two world wars An old war that still fights on I'll dare any man says I've not worked This land my boy rests upon

Chorus

Dicey Riley
Poor aul Dicey Reilly she has taken to the sup Poor aul Dicey Reilly she will never give it up It's off each morning to the pub And then she's in for another little drop Ah, the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

Poor aul Dicey Reilly she has taken to the sup Poor aul Dicey Reilly she will never give it up It's off each morning to the pub And then she's in for another little drop Ah, the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

She walks along Fitzgibbon Street with an independent air And then it's down by Summerhill and as the people stare She says it's nearly half past one and it's time I had another little one Ah, the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

Poor aul Dicey Reilly she has taken to the sup Poor aul Dicey Reilly she will never give it up It's off each morning to the pub And then she's in for another little drop Ah, the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

Long years ago when men were men and fancied May of Long Or lovely Becky Cooper or Maggie's Mary Wong One woman put them all to shame, just one was worthy of the name And the name of that dame was Dicey Reilly

Poor aul Dicey Reilly she has taken to the sup Poor aul Dicey Reilly she will never give it up It's off each morning to the pub And then she's in for another little drop Ah, the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

But time went catching up on her like many pretty ones It's after you along the street before you're out the door Their balance vague, their looks all fade, but out of all that great brigade Still the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

Poor aul Dicey Reilly she has taken to the sup Poor aul Dicey Reilly she will never give it up It's off each morning to the pub And then she's in for another little drop Ah, the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

Poor aul Dicey Reilly she has taken to the sup Poor aul Dicey Reilly she will never give it up It's off each morning to the pub And then she's in for another little drop Ah, the heart of the rule is Dicey Reilly

Dirty Old Town
I met my love, By the gas works wall. Dreamed a dream, By the old canal. I kissed my girl, By the factory wall.

Dirty old town, Dirty old town.

Clouds are drifting, Across the moon. Cats are prowling, on their beat. Spring-s-a girl, From the streets at night.

Dirty old town, Dirty old town.

I heard a siren, From the docks. Saw a train, Set the night on fire. Smelled the spring, On the smoky wind.

Dirty old town, Dirty old town.

Fiddlers Green
As I walked by the dockside one evening so fair To view the salt waters and take in the salt air I heard an old fisherman singing a song Oh, take me away boys me time is not long

Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper No more on the docks I'll be seen Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates And I'll see you someday on Fiddlers Green

Now Fiddlers Green is a place I've heard tell Where the fishermen go if they don't go to hell Where the skies are all clear and the dolphins do play And the cold coast of Greenland is far, far away

Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper No more on the docks I'll be seen Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates And I'll see you someday on Fiddlers Green

Where the skies are all clear and there's never a gail And the fish jump on board with one swish on their tail Where you lie at your leisure, there's no work to do And the skipper's below making tea for the crew

Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper No more on the docks I'll be seen Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates And I'll see you someday on Fiddlers Green

Now I don't want a harp nor a halo, not me Just give me a breeze on a good rolling sea I'll play me old squeeze-box as we sail along With the wind in the riggin' to sing me a song

Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper No more on the docks I'll be seen Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates And I'll see you someday on Fiddlers Green

Im a Rover
I'm a rover, seldom sober, I'm a rover of high degree It's when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinkin' how to gain my love's company

Though the night be as dark as dungeon, not a star can be seen above I will be guided without a stumble, into the arms of my own true love

I'm a rover, seldom sober, I'm a rover of high degree It's when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinkin' how to gain my love's company

He stepped up to her bedroom window, kneeling gently upon a stone He whispers through her bedroom window, my darling dear do you lie alone

I'm a rover, seldom sober, I'm a rover of high degree It's when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinkin' how to gain my love's company

It's only me your own true lover, open the door and let me in For I have come on a long nights journey and I'm near drenched to the skin

I'm a rover, seldom sober, I'm a rover of high degree It's when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinkin' how to gain my love's company

She opened the door with the greatest pleasure, she opened the door and she let him in They both shook hands and embraced each other, until the morning they lay as one

I'm a rover, seldom sober, I'm a rover of high degree It's when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinkin' how to gain my love's company

Says I: My love I must go and leave you, to climb the hills they are far above But I will climb with the greatest pleasure, since I've been in the arms of my love

I'm a rover, seldom sober, I'm a rover of high degree It's when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinkin' how to gain my love's company

Irish Rover
On the 4th of July, 1806 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 wind drove her She stood several blasts, she had twenty seven masts And they called her The Irish Rover

We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags We had two million barrels of stone We had three million sides of old blind horses hides We had four million barrels of bones

We had five million hogs and six million dogs Seven million barrels of porter We had eight million bails of old nanny-goats' tails In the hold of the Irish Rover

There was awl Mickey Coote who played hard on his flute When the ladies lined up for a set He was tootin' with skill for each sparkling quadrille Though the dancers were fluther'd and bet

With his smart witty talk, he was cock of the walk And he rolled the dames under and over They all knew at a glance when he took up his stance That he sailed in The Irish Rover

There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee There was Hogan from County Tyrone There was Johnny McGurk who was scared stiff of work And a man from Westmeath called Malone

There was Slugger O'Toole who was drunk as a rule And Fighting Bill Treacy from Dover And your man, Mick MacCann from the banks of the Bann Was the skipper of the Irish Rover

We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out And the ship lost its way in the fog And that whale of a crew was reduced down to two Just myself 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 old dog was drowned I'm the last of The Irish Rover

Lord of the Dance
I danced in the morning when the world was young I danced in the moon, and the stars, and the sun I came down from Heaven and I danced on the Earth At Bethlahem I had my birth

Dance Dance wherever you may be I am the lord of the dance said he And I lead you all wherever you may be And I lead you all in the dance said he

I danced for the scirbes and the pharasies They wouldn't dance, they wouldn't follow me I danced for the fisherman James and John They came with me so the dance went on

Dance Dance wherever you may be I am the lord of the dance said he And I lead you all wherever you may be And I lead you all in the dance said he

I danced on the sabath and I cured the lame The holy people said it was a shame They ripped they stripped they hung me high Left me there on the cross to die

Dance Dance wherever you may be I am the lord of the dance said he And I lead you all wherever you may be And I lead you all in the dance said he

I danced on a friday when the world turned black It's hard to dance with the devil on your back They buried my body they thought I was gone But I am the dance, and the dance goes on

Dance Dance wherever you may be I am the lord of the dance said he And I lead you all wherever you may be And I lead you all in the dance said he.

Molly Malone
In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O! Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

She was a fishmonger and sure it was no wonder For so were her father and mother before And they both wheeled their barrows through streets broad and narrow Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O! Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

She died of a fever and no one could save her And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone Now her ghost wheels her barrow through streets broad and narrow Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O! Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O! A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O! Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

The Last of the great Whales
My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding My heart it has been rent and I am crying All the beauty around me fades and I am screaming I am the last of the great whales and I am dying

Last night I heard the cry of my last companion The roar of the harpoon gun and then I was alone I thought of the days gone by when we were thousands But I know that I soon must die the last leviathan

This morning the sun did rise Crimson in the north sky The ice was the colour of blood and the winds they did sigh I rose for to take a breath it was my last one From a gun came the roar of death and now I am done

Oh now that we are all gone there's no more hunting The big fellow is no more it's no use lamenting What race will be next in line? All for the slaughter The elephant or the seal or your sons and daughters

My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding My heart it has been rent and I am crying All the beauty around me fades and I am screaming I am the last of the great whales and I am dying

And so since time began we have been hunted Through oceans that were our home we have been haunted From Eskimos in canoes to mighty whalers Still you ignored our plea, none came to save us

Weila Waila
And there was an old woman and she lived in the woods A weila weila waila There was an old woman and she lived in the woods Down by the River Saile

She had a baby three months old A weila weila waila She had a baby three months old Down by the River Saile

She had a penknife long and sharp A weila weila waila She had a penknife long and sharp Down by the River Saile

She stuck the penknife in the baby's heart A weila weila waila She stuck the penknife in the baby's heart Down by the River Saile

Three loud knocks came knocking on the door A weila weila waila Three loud knocks came knocking on the door Down by the River Saile

There was two policeman and a man A weila weila waila There was two policeman and a man Down by the River Saile

They took her away and they put her into jail A weila weila waila They took her away and they put her into jail Down by the River Saile

They put a rope around her neck A weila weila waila They put a rope around her neck Down by the River Saile

They pulled the rope she got hung A weila weila waila They pulled the rope she got hung Down by the River Saile

Now that was the end of the woman in the woods A weila weila waila And that was the end of the baby too Down by the River Saile

2 Kommentare

  1. Irland vom feinsten. Grüße aus Hannover!

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  2. Super CD, sogar mit Autogramm drin hehe

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