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Paddy (a travellin' man) and Floss ... Co. Roscommon, Ireland | by cuisle west ... away awhile
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Paddy (a travellin' man) and Floss ... Co. Roscommon, Ireland

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ONE STARRY NIGHT (one of my favorites ... dedicated to Paddy)

 

One starry night, as I lay sleepin'

One starry night, as I lay in bed

I dreamed I heard, wagon wheels a’creakin'

When I awoke, my own love had fled

 

I’ve searched the highways, likewise the byways

I’ve searched the bohreens, the camping places too

I will inquire, all of our people

Have they tide or tidings, or signs of you

 

It’s many the mile love, with you I’ve travelled

Many’s the hour love, with you I’ve spent

I dreamed you were, my love forever

But now I find love, you were only lent

 

I’m drunk today, but oft-times I’m sober

A constant rover, from town to town

When I’m dead, and my sorrow’s ended

Molly bawn a stóirín, come and lay me down

 

For it’s many the mile love, with you I’ve travelled

And many the hour love, with you I’ve spent

I dreamed you were, my love forever

But now I find love, you were only lent

 

One starry night as I lay sleeping

One starry night as I lay in bed

I dreamed I heard, wagon wheels a’creakin'

When I awoke, my own love had fled

 

Beautiful Irish Traveller’s lament sung by Sean Tyrrell, accompanied by Davy Spillane on the uilleann pipes … search iTunes under Davy Spillane for Starry Night, and on YouTube for “one starry night uilleann pipes” … choose first option, Jim Carrol singing and piping, video by Razor3D.

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Taken on April 20, 2009