Irish music lyrics are in great demand, and it is easy to know why.
Lyrics for every occasion, for joy, for sadness, for wonderment.
There are lyrics for the best moments in your life and the very worst moments in your life. I remember watching a television documentary about The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and there was a clip in it about Pady Clancy's burial that showed the moving graveside ceremony as Liam and Bobby Clancy, Ronnie Drew, Finbar Furey and Paddy Reilly, accompanied by John Sheehan, sang The Parting Glass. Sad, yes,grateful for time shared, yes. The power of lyrics and Irish music to combine and articulate so many thoughts and emotions at one time is truly awesome.
Of course that is but one example of what Irish music can be like, you could have been talking about The Chieftains, The Dubliners, Paddy Reilly, any amount of great Irish singers, singing great Irish songs, but what they all had in common were great lyrics and the soul to express these Irishsong lyrics in a manner befitting them.
I am including some of the greatest Irish music lyrics, not categorized in any particular fashion except alphabetical.
These lyrics run the whole gamut of emotions, so you could find yourself swinging from love ballads to Irish drinking songs in one quick movement, but is that not part of the power of the Irish and the way we are?
How many times have you been involved in a great sing-song where one minute it was The Irish Rover and the next minute it was Carrickfergus? Joyful one moment, maudlin the next,Irish Drinking Songs
I hope you enjoy these lyrics, I know I do and sometimes it's nice just to read the lyrics. After all, it really is poetry, but poetry as only we Irish can do it. ;-) I've included a couple of links at the bottom of this page to some songs that are either written by Irishmen and women, or are closely connected to Ireland, the beloved Isle.
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