Northern Sky

by Mary McEvoy of Dublin, 1997

Audio

This example of "Northern Sky" is performed by Mary McEvoy.
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The recording was made at the Tommy Makem International Festival of Song, June 6, 2000. 

Recording and performance permission for this song can be obtained by writing to:
Mary McEvoy,  11 Gordon Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4 Ireland

When shadows linger on footpaths of stone
I will come for you, and take you back home
When harvest moons hang across the skyline
I'll walk beside you with your hand in mine

When darkness gathers the corners of time
I'll be your singer with verses of rhyme

For I am the one who remembers you
And I am the one you deny
I'll wait for you at the end of the rainbow
where the green meets the gold northern sky

Oh weary woman, your burden is brave
Oh weary man, it's your soul you must save
Plowing your furrow, together you stand
One gazing skyward, the other sees land

Where are the dreams that you wished for in vain
Where are the promises made in your name?

For I am the one who remembers you
And I am the one you deny
I'll wait for you at the end of the rainbow
Where the green meets the gold northern sky

The ghosts of our fathers have nothing to say
As they roam through the streets at the end of each day
Their silence is deafening, like a cannon it roars
'Tis a cold comfort treaty that cannot end war

Leinster is listening while Connaught awaits
Munster lies waiting while Ulster's heart breaks

For I am the one who remembers you
And I am the one you deny
I await for you at the end of the rainbow
Where the green meets the gold northern sky
Where the green meets the gold northern sky