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    Post Song for Ireland

    http://www.dickalba.demon.co.uk/son...s/songfori.html

    Song for Ireland

    ( Words & Music : Phil & June Colclough )

    Walking all the day
    By tall towers where falcons build their nests
    Silver-winged they fly
    They know the call of freedom in their breasts
    Saw Black Head against the sky
    With twisted rocks that run down to the sea

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

    Drinking all the day
    In old pubs where fiddlers love to play
    Saw one touch the bow
    And he played a reel which seemed so grand and gay
    We stood on Dingle Beach and cast
    In wild foam we found Atlantic bass

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

    Dreaming in the night
    I saw a land where noone had to fight
    But waking in your dawn
    I saw you crying in the morning light
    While lying where the falcons fly
    They twist and turn all in your air-blue sky

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    Post Re: Song for Ireland

    I've heard this, its a good song. Except that the person who sings it, Dick Gaughan, is a staunch Marxist. As his own site declares:


    http://www.dickalba.demon.co.uk/biog/index.html

    Lists his greatest influences as Karl Marx, Groucho Marx, Flann O'Brien, Bert Jansch, Betty Frieden, John Lennon, Vladimir Illych Lenin, Hugh MacDiarmid, Davey Graham, Doc Watson, Hank Williams, Jeannie Robertson, Ewan MacColl, Somerled, Bertolt Brecht, his mother (Gaughan's mother, not Brecht's), his father (likewise), Calgacus, Dolinna MacLennan, Crazy Horse, Sandy Denny, Martin Carthy, Clarence White, Sean O'Riada, Jack Mitchell, John MacLean, Big Bill Broonzy, Hamish Henderson, Robert Burns and everybody else he ever met, read, saw, heard or spoke with.


    Shame he mixes Robert Burns and others in with trash like Marx, Lennon, and Lenin.

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