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bill\sables Lyr Req: Song about Luke Kelly (20) Lyr Add: LUKE'S SONG (Dublin City Ramblers) 24 Feb 09


LUKE'S SONG
As recorded by The Dublin City Ramblers on "Flight of Earls" (1987)

It was in the springtime when the snow was going
And the cold wind blowing that we laid him down,
And the people crying for a dream was dying
And the lights went out in old Dublin town.

CHORUS: Sure this tough old city can be grey or pretty
And the River Liffey can be blue or brown.
There's a missing face now and an empty space now
When the lights go out in old Dublin town.

Old friends were gathered, some with stockings laddered,
Some with purple cassocks, some of great renown,
And the pipes were calling, and the castles falling,
And the lights went out in old Dublin town. CHORUS

But it's not all over, for the wild old rover
Left a feast(?) of music like a golden crown.
Though we'll try to wear it, sure it's hard to bear it
When the lights go down in old Dublin town. CHORUS


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