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FreddyHeadey Who does Frank Harte quote? (25) lyr add:The Keeper of the Songs - Robbie O'Connell 12 May 19


Here you are Felipa ...
email from Robbie ...

Freddy, 
I'm glad you like The Keeper of the Songs. I pasted the lyrics to below. If you want to put it on Mudcat, that's fine with me.
Robbie

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The Keeper of the Songs
A tribute to Frank Harte

© 2007 Robbie O'Connell Slievenamon Music [BMI]


That once brash voice is silent now, no more we'll hear it soar 
To call us back to Dublin's streets or Napoleon's cruel war
To feel again the nation's pride as our heroes made a stand
Or the sorrows of our countrymen when great hunger gripped the land

And though his voice rings out no more, his words still linger on
Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs


It was on the streets of Boyle one day, he heard a tinker's song
Of those heroes bold in Knockanure who bitterly were wronged
His life would never be the same from that fateful moment on
For he realized he'd found the truth in the verses of a song

And though his voice rings out no more, his words still linger on
Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs


For the voices of his people and the stories that they told
He cherished like a wealthy man might treasure bars of gold
Their songs like ghosts that long endured through centuries now gone 
Were proudly given life once more by the keeper of the songs

And though his voice rings out no more, his words still linger on
Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs

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