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Star of the County Down
Limerick Rake
Raglan Road
Molly Malone
Dirty Old Town
Fiddler’s Green
Grace
Spancil Hill
Only Our Rivers
Black Velvet Band
Foggy Dew
Fields of Athenry
Whiskey in the Jar

Only Our Rivers

When apples do grow in November,
When blossoms do bloom on each tree,
When leaves are still green in December,
It’s then that our land will be free.
I wander her hills and her valleys,
And still through my sorrow I see
A land that has never known freedom;
Still only our rivers run free.

I drink to the death of her manhood,
Those men who would rather have died
Than to live in the cold chains of bondage
To bring back their rights were denied.
And where are you now
When we need you?
What burns where the flame used to be?
Are you gone like the snow of last winter?
Still only our rivers run free.

How sweet is life, but we’re ageing,
How mellow the wine, but it’s dry;
How fragrant the rose, but it’s dying;
How gentle the breeze but it sighs.
And where are you now
When we need you?
What joys are in eyes that can’t see?
When there’s sorrow
And sunshine and flowers,
Still only her rivers run free.

—-Michael McConnell

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