Paddy Reilly, The Fields of Athenry.

The Fields of Athenry

The Dubliners

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young girl calling
“Michael, they have taken you away
For you stole Trevelyan’s corn
So the young might see the morn
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay”

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It’s so lonely ’round the fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young man calling
“Nothing matters, Mary, when you’re free
Against the famine and the crown
I rebelled, they cut me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity”

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It’s so lonely ’round the fields of Athenry

By a lonely harbour wall
She watched the last star falling
As that prison ship sailed out against the sky
For she lived in hope and pray
For her love in Botany Bay
It’s so lonely ’round the fields of Athenry

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It’s so lonely ’round the fields of Athenry

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Mooney Peter Henry

The Fields of Athenry lyrics © Unknown Publisher

Songs of Ireland – Brian Dunphy – Cavan Girl

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As I walk the road from Killeshandra weary I sat down
For it’s twelve long miles around the lake to get to Cavan Town
Though Oughter and the road I go once seemed beyond compare
Now I curse the time it takes to reach my Cavan girl so fair

The autumn shades are on the leaves, the trees will soon be bare
Each red-coat leaf around me seems the colour of her hair
My gaze retreats to find my feet and once again I sigh
As the broken pools of sky remind me of the colour of her eyes

At the Cavan cross each Sunday morning, where she can be found
And she seems to have the eye of every boy in Cavan Town
If my luck will hold I’ll have the golden summer of her smile
And to break the hearts of Cavan men she’ll talk to me a while

So next Sunday evening finds me homeward – Killeshandra bound –
To work the week till I return to court in Cavan Town
When asked if she would be my bride, at least she’d not say no
So next Sunday morning I’ll rouse myself and back to her I’ll go

As I walk the road from Killeshandra weary I sat down
For it’s twelve long miles around the lake to get to Cavan Town
Though Oughter and the road I go once seemed beyond compare
Now I curse the time it takes to reach my Cavan girl so fair
Now I curse the time it takes to reach my Cavan girl so fair

Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Tom Moore

The Chieftains, Imelda May. Carolina Rua.

Carolina Rua / Reel – The Ladies Pantalettes

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  • Stories never end ’til you come to conclusions:
  • Carolina ruadh has a hand in my confusion.
  • Waits for me to choose which quarter to bend in.
  • To susie-make-me-blue, or the redhead I’m attending.
  • Oh carolina ruadh has my heart and all I want to do’s
  • Go down the windy road where my carolina goes:
  • Down the crooked road where carolina goes to school
  • Mo charolina ruadh, do you love me?
  • Tell me true, tell me……
  • Standing on three queens, thought the game was over.
  • Then, from the blue, carolina’s at my shoulder:
  • Laughter in her eyes and a smile
  • That touches all the guys
  • On down the crooked road where carolina goes to school
  • –mo charolina ruadh, do you love me?
  • Tell me true, tell me..

Lisa Hannigan – Banríon Mo Chroí

LISA HANNIGAN Banríon Mo Chroí

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Published on Jun 30, 2010

Album ” Ceol 06 ” Uisce a’ teacht a’ breathnú orm Ag fanacht siar Ag fanacht siar ar dhuine Uisce a’ teacht a’ breathnú orm Ag feitheamh, ag feitheamh ar dhuine éigin. Ós do chomhair an saol ‘tá thart Is mise tréigthe san am fadó Ag caitheamh ama go mall réidh Ag fiafraí díom “Cén fáth, cén fáth?” Ar chuaigh siad thart i ngan fhios dom Nó an dall atáim? De bharr an t-uisce … Ní fhacamar an téacs bhí romhainn Níor thomhaiseamar céard bhí le teacht Ag sciobadh linn aislingí ár dtodhchaí Is chuireamar amach faoin ngrian iad Nocht, mar rabhchán do ‘chuile dhuine A rinne faillí Tar a mhic, is mar seo atá sé Mar chailín cúthail faiteach Nó athrú aimsire geimhridh Mar chúis le briseadh chroí Is a bhanríon mo chroí Le mo smaointe aoibhne áille Imithe i bhfad uaim Is mé buartha le h-Uisce a’ teacht… Is mé ag feithimh Ag feitheamh Le banríon mo chroí

Songs of Ireland – Louise Morrissey – Come Back Paddy Reilly

The Garden of Eden has vanished they say
But I know the lie of it still
Just turn to the left at the bridge of Finea
And stop when halfway to Cootehill.

It’s there you’ll find it I know sure enough
For fortune has come to my call
The grass it is green around Ballyjamesduff
And the blue sky is over it all.

And tones that are tender and tones that are ruff
Come whispering over the sea
Come back, Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff
Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me.

My mother once told me that when I was born
The day that I first saw the light
I looked down the street on that very first morn
And gave a crow of delight.

Now most newborn babies appear in a puff
And start with a sorrowful squall
But I knew I was born in Ballyjamesduff
And that’s why I smiled at them all.

The baby’s a man now, he’s toil-worn and tough
Still, whispers come over the sea
Come back, Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff
Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me.Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me…

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Percy French / John James Ryan

Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff lyrics © Rosette Music Ltd

Songs of Ireland – Louise Morrissey – Come Back Paddy Reilly

The Garden of Eden has vanished they say
But I know the lie of it still
Just turn to the left at the bridge of Finea
And stop when halfway to Cootehill.

It’s there you’ll find it I know sure enough
For fortune has come to my call
The grass it is green around Ballyjamesduff
And the blue sky is over it all.

And tones that are tender and tones that are ruff
Come whispering over the sea
Come back, Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff
Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me.

My mother once told me that when I was born
The day that I first saw the light
I looked down the street on that very first morn
And gave a crow of delight.

Now most newborn babies appear in a puff
And start with a sorrowful squall
But I knew I was born in Ballyjamesduff
And that’s why I smiled at them all.

The baby’s a man now, he’s toil-worn and tough
Still, whispers come over the sea
Come back, Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff
Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me.Come home, Paddy Reilly, to me…

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Percy French / John James Ryan

Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff lyrics © Rosette Music Ltd

The Chieftains, Imelda May. Carolina Rua.

Carolina Rua / Reel – The Ladies Pantalettes

5,481 views
Jul 28, 2018

31 3 Share

3.14K subscribers
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Carolina Rua / Reel – The Ladies Pantalettes · The Chieftains · Imelda May
  • Stories never end ’til you come to conclusions:
  • Carolina ruadh has a hand in my confusion.
  • Waits for me to choose which quarter to bend in.
  • To susie-make-me-blue, or the redhead I’m attending.
  • Oh carolina ruadh has my heart and all I want to do’s
  • Go down the windy road where my carolina goes:
  • Down the crooked road where carolina goes to school
  • Mo charolina ruadh, do you love me?
  • Tell me true, tell me……
  • Standing on three queens, thought the game was over.
  • Then, from the blue, carolina’s at my shoulder:
  • Laughter in her eyes and a smile
  • That touches all the guys
  • On down the crooked road where carolina goes to school
  • –mo charolina ruadh, do you love me?
  • Tell me true, tell me..

Songs of Ireland – Brian Dunphy – Cavan Girl

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As I walk the road from Killeshandra weary I sat down
For it’s twelve long miles around the lake to get to Cavan Town
Though Oughter and the road I go once seemed beyond compare
Now I curse the time it takes to reach my Cavan girl so fair

The autumn shades are on the leaves, the trees will soon be bare
Each red-coat leaf around me seems the colour of her hair
My gaze retreats to find my feet and once again I sigh
As the broken pools of sky remind me of the colour of her eyes

At the Cavan cross each Sunday morning, where she can be found
And she seems to have the eye of every boy in Cavan Town
If my luck will hold I’ll have the golden summer of her smile
And to break the hearts of Cavan men she’ll talk to me a while

So next Sunday evening finds me homeward – Killeshandra bound –
To work the week till I return to court in Cavan Town
When asked if she would be my bride, at least she’d not say no
So next Sunday morning I’ll rouse myself and back to her I’ll go

As I walk the road from Killeshandra weary I sat down
For it’s twelve long miles around the lake to get to Cavan Town
Though Oughter and the road I go once seemed beyond compare
Now I curse the time it takes to reach my Cavan girl so fair
Now I curse the time it takes to reach my Cavan girl so fair

Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Tom Moore

Lisa Hannigan & The Chieftains – My Lagan Love

Lisa Hannigan & The Chieftains – My Lagan Love

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Published on Feb 21, 2012

The Chieftains, the world’s most celebrated traditional Irish band, marked their 50th anniversary with the release of Voice of Ages on February 21st 2012 (Hear/Concord). An imaginative collaboration featuring a dazzling collection of like-minded musical visionaries and kindred spirits, Voice of Ages, produced by Paddy Moloney and T Bone Burnett, features The Chieftains teaming with stars from the worlds of indie-rock (Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem), country and Americana (The Civil Wars, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers), Irish and Scottish folk (Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Paolo Nutini) and more… Support The Chiefttains and purchase the whole album here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/voic…

My Lagan Love

The Chieftains

Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
There blows a lily fair
The twilight gleam is in her eye
The night is on her hair
And like a love-sick lennan-shee
She has my heart in thrall
Nor life I owe nor liberty
For love is lord of all.

And often when the beetle’s horn
Hath lulled the eve to sleep
I steal unto her shieling lorn
And thru the dooring peep.
There on the cricket’s singing stone,
She spares the bogwood fire,
And hums in sad sweet undertone
The songs of heart’s desire

Nor life I owe nor liberty
For love is lord of all.
For love is lord of all.

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Paddy Moloney / DpMy

Lagan Love lyrics © Chrysalis Music Ltd