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Uploaded on Mar 17, 2011
Hey everyone! Wanted to post a video for St. Patrick's day. I just wrote this song today because I was inspired to give a well deserved tribute to the great man who gave so much to Ireland. We don't thank him enough for the wealth he's given to our people and I'm pretty sure he deserves a bit more respect than a hangover in the morning :/... Hope you enjoy! I'm singing in traditional Irish ornamtation for those who aren't familliar with trad and the way I wrote the song is also composed in an old-irish sort of style lilt. Happy St. Patrick's day!!! :)
There was an old man on the shore, on the shore he roamed He wept oh so bitterly, he wept for his home Crying, "I miss my lovely family, oh once how they loved me" Old man, I pray what grieves thee on this eve of Patrick's feast
He said I labored for them, I loved them without shame I labored for my country and I left them with my name But now they and mock and drink to he who is deceased Oh that surely grieves me on this eve of Patrick's feast
Both my sons and my daughters have put me to shame They used to pay me prayers, now they only pay me blame They've forgotten my Father, worldly wealth has made them falter Oh will ye be my helper on this eve of Patrick's Feast?
Pray what then can I do sir, to relieve thee thy pain What then can I do to have them love you once again It's not I that they need to love, but my father above It is He they need to love again on the this eve of Patrick's feast
Tell them that it grieves me most when they cover me with green And save my shamrock only for to decorate what's seen By this they throw away my wealth, and fortune to be For they don't see its true value on this eve of Patrick's feast
Please tell unto me your name, sweet old man I pray thee Tell me your sweet name for to save my memory It is I old st. Patrick, it is I who is sits to weep Longing for my people to come back on this eve of my feast