DERRYLAHAN DREAM

LYRICS AND MUSIC BY WENDY JACK

©2010 WendyJackMusic

Verse 1

The Sea rises to meet our vessel in the mist

Seagulls call to greet us beneath the Slieve League cliffs

We reel our catch on board, we couldn’t ask for more

Then paddy steers us safely homeward along fair Erin’s shore.

Verse 2

We scramble up the hillside to get back to the farm

As we jump the final hurdle the cockrel sounds alarm

Sean comes to his kitchen, the catch goes in the pan

We gather round the fireside and share our fishing yarns

Chorus

And we dream….      Yes we dream        We dream of you

Verse 3

Bellies full of mackerel we head to aul Teach Tom’s

In wander pipes and whistles to shelter from the storm

Mick brings out his fiddle, the creamy pints are on

Music fills the air until the early morn

Chorus

And we dream….      Yes we dream        We dream of you

And we dream….      Yes we dream        We dream of you

Verse 4

Then a knock comes to the window it’s time to bid farewell

Dal’s cab is outside waiting we know the drill so well

There’s time to finish drinking there’s time for one more song

The fastest cowboy calls it ‘Ghost riders in the sky’

Chorus

And we dream…. Yes we dream…. We dream of you

Yes we dream…. We dream…. We dream of you  

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SOLDIER’S HEART

LYRICS AND MUSIC BY WENDY JACK

©2010 WendyJackMusic

Verse 1

My brave young love was called to fight for me

We made love so sweet and tender our tears were flowing free

He whispered words so dear, as he held me in his arms

But when he rose to take his leave, all warmth it seemed was gone

Chorus

Farewell my love it won’t be long until your home again

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you, our love will keep me strong

Farewell my love don’t linger now, this pain I cannot bear

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you…

Verse 2

The pain of separation left us broken from the start

But ‘twas the horror of the trenches gave my love his soldier’s heart

‘The war to end all wars’ they said, there’d be no need for more

But the bastards lied to everyone and now we wear our scars

Chorus

Farewell my love it won’t be long until your home again

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you, our love will keep me strong

Farewell my love don’t linger now, this pain I cannot bear

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you…

Chorus

Farewell my love it won’t be long until your home again

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you, our love will keep me strong

Farewell my love don’t linger now, this pain I cannot bear

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you, our love will keep me strong

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you, our love will keep me strong

And I’ll think of you, I’ll dream of you, our love will keep me strong

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SUNSETS

LYRICS AND MUSIC BY WENDY JACK

©2010 WendyJackMusic

Verse 1

Fortune fell on me to have you in my life

The moon and stars aligned and made our timing right

You took my hand, you took my heart, you took me by surprise

We headed west to watch the sun set in the sky

And watch the sunsets go down, down

Verse 2

It takes experience to make you what you are

But there’s no experience like the ones you get to share

A heart in love, a heart burning in your chest

The sun inside you as you stare out to the west

And watch the sunsets go down, down

Chorus

The sunsets go down, down, down

The sunsets go down

The sunsets go down, down, down

Bridge

Now in this darkness hold me near

And whisper words of love into my ear

Cause I can feel you with me now

Watching sunsets go down, down, down, down, down

Watching sunsets go down

Verse 3

Another day begins I wake and think of you

Of how our story ends and how our love was true

You took my hand, you took my heart

We headed west ‘til death do us part

To watch the sunsets go down

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VALENTINE

LYRICS AND MUSIC BY WENDY JACK

©2010 WendyJackMusic

Verse 1

On a moonlit night we walked beside the stream

Like fugitives ‘our love’ it was concealed   ~

We carved our names in the old oak tree

And our whispered vows were carried on the breeze

Verse 2

Come with me to the feast of Lupercalia

And draw my name from the sweetheart’s urn ~

Our love will be blessed by Valentine

And a year from now you’ll be mine

Verse 3

Ah don’t condemn me now for my belief

The truth is all it takes to make you see ~

Oh our lonely hearts won’t make us brave

But love can make a martyr out of me

Verse 4

Hold me now in your earthly arms

Til I feel the very beating of your heart ~

Dance with me at the feast of Lupercalia

And pray for fertile ground for me to rise

Pray for fertile ground for me to rise

Pray for fertile ground for me to rise