A SAD TALE
Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
MEN OFF TO WAR
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
THE CALLING OF ARMS
THROUGHOUT THE LAND.
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,
THE MEN ARE FALLING IN WAR
A SEASON CHANGES
THE MEN ARE DYING.
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.
MY LOVE I MUST LET YOU GO TO WAR
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
WHEN MY LOVE RETURNS HOME
and love will be ablaze once more
WE CAN FROLIC THROUGH THE FLOWERS
WHERE THE SUMMER
HAS WARMED OUR LOVE.
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,
WHEN PEACE HAS HUSHED THE LAND
TEARS HAVE CLEANSED THE HEART AND LAND.
It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,
I WILL BE WAITING IN THE SUN
WHERE I SLEEP FOREVER.
Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so!
But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying
WINTER HAS COME MY LOVE I AM CALLING
If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
I MAY OR MAY NOT BE
YET MY LOVE WILL NOT END
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,
LOOK FOR ME WHERE I REST
And kneel and say an Avè there for me.
I WILL HONOR THEE BY SAYING A PRAYER
FOR THY SOUL TO REST.
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
I WILL HEAR YOUR GENTLE WORDS
THOUGH I’LL TREAD SOFTLY AT YOUR GRAVE
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be
BECAUSE I KNOW MY LOVE HAS COME TO ME
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
I WILL HONOR THEE, GENTLY SPEAK OF LOVE
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!
I WILL FIND A PEACEFUL RESTFUL SLEEP
WHEN YOU’RE THERE WITH ME.
Edgar Allan Prieto
Copyright ©2009 Edgar Allan Prieto
Use your Tears
Use your Heart
The Pain is Most
Use your Cares
Love is Not
Use your Smile
Use your Hopes
Dreams are Real
Use your Kindness
Hatred is Bred
Use your Patience
Understanding is Needed
Use your Wisdom
Ignorance is Spoken
Love needs Seeding
Use your Faith
God is Served.
Dedicated To The People of Ireland
FOR PEACE IN (IRELAND)
Insight is only good ,
if not blinded by real sight
For is it? what I see ,
Or what I know to be true?
Edgar Allan Prieto
Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto