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Luke - A Tribute

  • (Micheál O'Caoimh)

    The years have passed, the winds have blown
    Since first I saw you there
    With feet apart to the music moved
    Your bright red curling hair
    The spotlights shone in colours bright
    Reflecting on your face
    The music notes soared sweet and clear
    In the spirit of your race

    Your songs told tales of peace and joy
    Of sorrow and of love
    The power and passion of your voice
    Soared heavenly above
    And from the inner soul and heart
    With emotion in each song
    You stirred the hearts of many, Luke
    When you sang of right and wrong

    The humour of those laughing eyes
    Was shared in full with all
    When you chose the songs to lift the hearts
    That filled the music hall
    The ecstasy and joy was felt
    In chorus, clap and cheer
    When the 'son of Róisín' took the stage
    The king of balladeers

    I saw you sing a thousand times
    Ten thousand songs or more
    I still can clearly hear your voice
    Though your time with us is o'er
    For memories are all we have
    When we think of you today
    Your name we'll always honour, Luke
    We're glad you passed this way

    (as sung by Christy Moore)

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