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Time is Like a Promise (Condell)

If rain will fall high up here upon the mountain
Grass will grow and shepherds will be thankful
And our love will cover up all the mountain
For time is like a promise -
It tries all your strength to keep to.

Before she came I lived alone upon the mountain
The raven heard your voice high upon the wind
Then one day you came to me upon the mountain
For time is like a promise -
It tries all your strength to keep to.

The sun goes down and shadows soon are interweaving
But she lies so deep inside my love surrounds her
Time will outdo us, this I only know too well
For time is like a promise -
It tries all your strength to keep to.

  Boat Song (O’Kelly)

My boat moved out to sea
And friends grew small from me
Waving from the shore
Will I see you more?
The land is misty, my eyes are too
The gulls are crying for me and you.

And now the sea is all around
But still above the seabirds sound
Gliding round the stern
When we land will they return?
The land is misty, my eyes are too
The gulls are crying for me and you.

My boat moved out to sea
And friends grew small from me
Waving from the shore
Will I see you more?

Our Love Will Not Decay (Condell)

Were the calf to die in the womb
And the ewe to bear her lamb too soon
Should the field of barley fail
And the baby at your breast grow pale
Our love will not mildewed grow – no.

Were the snow to last until spring
And your fingers blue up to the ring
Should you curse the icy blast
All your beauty it destroys at last
Our love will not mildewed grow – no.

But with every new born day
The same thought through our lives will always stay
And the sun will shine through the dew
The baby will have rosy cheeks like you
Our love will not mildewed grow – no.

Dance Of Years (Condell)

Dance all you cockle shells
Play all you distant bells
The baby sleeps, his hands are still
And now we all can dance until
We fall asleep or lose the will

Sing to the sleeping child
He’s yours but a little while
The young man waits, his hands are full
He seldom stops to see the sun go down
And fails to see when he's in bloom

Dance all your years away
Life is a quiet slipping day
The old man sleeps, his hands are still
And now we all can dance until
We fall asleep or lose the will.

Live A Day (Condell)

Live a day and then come home
No more alone with strangers
All along the windy way
She felt the key and whistled
And when at last the day is done
She whispers ‘lock out the night
And lay your weary man down’
She tries to fight
What dulls my eyes and makes me old.

Throw away the empty spool
And take a stool beside me
Fill the cup with Rhenish old
A cup of gold on our lips
And step by step the creaking climb to slumber
Lock out the night
And lay your weary man down’
She tries to fight
What dulls my eyes and makes me old.

And when at last the day is done
She whispers, ‘lock out the night
And lay your weary man down’
She tries to fight
what dulls my eyes and makes me old.

Aberdeen Angus (Condell)

Daddy bought an Aberdeen Angus cow for Marie
He showed her how to manage the milking
Marie just giggled at me
Sold the milk then to buy a red hen
We kept in me grandmother’s bed
Me and Lizzy always busy to keep the aul' bird fed
And now we all sing in Pheonix Park
For our money, for our money.

Baroness Baggy-Eye told us to run away
And not sing at her gate
We turned on her chauffer and beat him with a poker
And left him to his fate
Rich Uncle Henry handed me a penny
To buy my heart’s desire
I took out me lighter as he grew whiter
And set his car on fire.

And now we all sing in Pheonix Park
For our money, for our money.

Piccadilly (O’Kelly)

I stood in Piccadilly and I thought I heard the sea
Thought I heard the sea
And a thousand voices laughed at me
I saw an aeroplane up in the sky, I shot it down
Yes, I shot it down
And I watched it fall without a sound

Please don’t leave me in this lonely, lonely city
Please don’t leave me all alone in this town
With every word you say you’re breathing sweet air I knew
And I’m bleeding with the scent and with the sound.

We saw a boy wave from the bridge but nobody waved back
Not a soul waved back
And he waved until the day grew black
I know you did oppose it but you filled my glass again
Filled it to the brim
And you’re hoping it might ease the pain
 
Please don’t leave me in this lonely, lonely city
Please don’t leave me all alone in this town
With every word you say you’re breathing sweet air I knew
And I’m bleeding with the scent and with the sound.

I stood in Piccadilly and I thought I heard the sea
Thought I heard the sea
And a thousand voices laughed at me
Please don’t leave me in this lonely, lonely city
Please don’t leave me all alone in this town
With every word you say you’re breathing sweet air I knew
And I’m bleeding with the scent and with the sound.

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