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Christy Dave Irish Songs. Christy has written and sang about many aspects of life in Ireland. He has written 24 songs to date. More will be added here over time. Lyrics + chords included.

Anna Liffey Song. I wrote this song as a positive view of our river, instead of the usual comments dirty and so forth. [ Christy]
 
[D]Oh my dearest [C]Dublin [G]on the li[D]ffey side [C]always
in my thoughts for[G]ever on my [D]mind
[C]when i re[G]turn to you i [D]never more will [C]roam
for C]Dublin on the [G]liffey is the [D]place i call my home
CHORUS
          
[C]Anna liffey is [G]rolling [D]awa[C]y anna liffey [G]is rolling a[D]way
[C]I can see you clearly [G]in my mind [G]although i am so far away
[C]Anna liffey is rolling a[D]way

From the Wicklow mountains small streams the make their way
meandering through the Sallys gap through the plains of bold Kildare
your majestic scene through the strawberry beds no beauty can compere
through the heart of my Dublin city flowing gracefully to the bay
chorus
in the cold and heat on the Boston streets working night and day
the thoughts of you and my people keep my spirits high
your morning suns reflection on your waters rolling by
there's an easy wind a blowing seagulls rising to the sky
chorus

Name And Shame - I wrote this one to highlight the abuse by church and state

(Am) in the name of my father (C) for i am his son and his (G) spirit is deep within me(Am)

you took his brother  (C) to letterfrac when he got (G) out was dead in the year (Am)

(G) christian brothers you ( Am) abused our trust (G) you filled this young boy with (Am) fear

betrayed by the state all (C) you thought him was hate for the(G) church and the powers that be(Am)


chorus

(G) oh name and (Am) shame (G) for you know who among you,s to (Am) blame oh name and  (AM)shame

 


in the name of my father for i am his son and his spirit is deep within me

you took his children to mind and to care while his wife was in hospital ill

sisters of mercy you abused our trust you filled his children with fear

betrayed by the state all you thought them was hate for the church and the powers that be


chorus

name and shame the ones to blame and free the child within speak of the tortures you endured

till your shackles wear weak and thin church and state you abused our trust with your silence and complicity you lied denied victims criminalised you own this hyprocy.

[ FACT: Catholic priests abuse at a rate far lower than that of other males in the general population. ]

Crown Of Thorns ,i wrote this song one for nationalists
I walk through her green valleys gaze upon her tall strong tree's
birds nesteling in her branches whistling tunes out so sweet
this beauty that surrounds me is tarnished by tyrany
in this land of my fathers still fighting to be free
 
 
chorus
The crown of thorns upon the harp can't dim its sweet refrain
the piper plays a haunting tune of an Ireland one for all
the poet writes of love and peace singers chant out old war songs
in this land of my father still fighting to be free
I look down from her mountains at the town that lyes below
church steeple high above her shade the graves of some unknown
tablets weather beaten no names for who died here
intered in this hallowed ground their spirits roaming free

chorus
Mountain streams they run through her hold a source of life for all
her landscape wild and rugged Salmon leap where the water falls
forever flowing her youth still growning in this land torn by history
prepairing another battle ground for the final victory
chorus
 
The Guitar Chords
I (Am)  walk through her Green(C) valleys gaze (Am)  upon her tall strong (G)tree's
 (Am) birds nestling in her  (C)branches whistling  (Am) tunes out so (G) sweet
 (Am) this beauty that (F) surrounds me is (C) tarnished by tyranny (G)
 (Am) in this land of my(F) fathers(C) still fighting to be (G) free
chorus
 (Am)the crown of thorns(F) upon the harp (C) cant dim its sweet (G)   refrain
 (Am) the piper plays a (F) haunting tune of  (C) an Ireland one for (G) all
 (Am) the poet writes of  (F)love and peace  (C)singers chant out old war (G) songs
 (Am) in this land of my (f) father still (C (G)) fighting to be free

Vote For Me Song I wrote this song thinking of the mass emigration in the fifties and today
 
(Am)they worked hard and(G) played a part of the ireland of (Am) today
from the tenements of (G) yesteryear they lived in slumish (Am) decay
(G) in their droves took to(Am)  the road(G) traveled to foreign  (Am) lands
 (G) many walked the (Am) streets for work (C) slept when they(G) could not(Am) stand
 
chorus
(G) and the priest sold hope to(Am) hopeless men(G) landlords demanded (Am) pay
(G) politicians said (Am) vote for me we will (C) find (G)a better(Am) way
returning home no more to roam striving day to day
casual work cutting turf or shoveling coal down on the quay
with permenent graft they stamped you card on the fiddle you made them pay
praised trade unions movements the workers where having a say

chorus

made their homes the best the could raised children hard and fast
told storys of life abroad and of those who never returned
raised a glass to those who had passed forever in their prayers
cursed politicans and landlords for selling their birth write away
chorus

My Celtic Lady

my celtic lady,s inviting smile,
my celtic lady,s curling hair,
my celtic lady, thief of hearts.
 
 
when first I met you on that dreary street
stolen glances our hearts did meet.
 
 
my celtic lady dressed in lace
my celtic lady's freckled face
my celtic lady full of grace
my celtic lady proud of race.
 
 
when first I met you on that dreary street
stolen glance,s our hearts did meet.
 
 
my celtic lady's spirit free
my celtic lady entices me
my celtic lady's tender touch
my celtic lady I love you so much
 
 
I gave yo my heart you have taken my soul
our love grows stronger as we grow old
 
 
my celtic lady in a stole so green
my celtic lady of my dreams
my celtic lady comes to me
my celtic lady's she's the queen of queen's
 
 
I gave you my heart you have taken my soul
our love grow,s stronger as we grow old
my celtic lady takes my hand
my celtic lady wears my band
my celtic lady grows my seed
my celtic lady i worship thee.
The Guitar Chords
(G) my celtic (D) lady's(C) wild green (D)eyes,
 (G)my celtic (D)lady's (C) inviting  (D) smile,
 (G) my celtic (D)lady's (C) curling (D) hair,
 (G) my celtic (D)  lady, (C) thief of(D) heart,s
 (Em) when first i(D) met you on (C) that dreary(D) street
 (Em) stolen (D) glances our (C) heart,s did (D) meet

The Liberties - A song about the Liberties In Dublin
(Am)I was born and reared in dublin town they(F) call the (Am) Liberties every corner of this place (F) holds a (Am) memory
of the (Dm) days of old my (G) friends where bold  (Am) them I seldom (G) see i (Am) love this place in Dublin town we (F) call the (Am)Liberties
i went into Patrick's park and i (F) sat down on a(Am) seat I watched the children play around their faces (F) full of (Am) glee
some (Dm)  whino,s they lay (G) in the grass with(Am) their bottles of  (G) misery it,s a (Am)  hard old place in Dublin town we(F) call the(Am) Liberties

My mind began to wander back to the days when i was young,i married a girl from meath street she bore me tree fine son,s
time,s where hard and work was scarce but we done the best we could sure the neigbhours would alway,s lend hand down in the Liberties
i dreamed about old Francis street and of the Tivoli of the people who used to frequent there,remembered them old woden seats
to the kids flash gordon was all the rage with that bad old doctor ming and old harry always checked the line outside of the tivoli

I soon woke to reality to the times that are now new age trams traffic jams no characters just scams appartment buildings gangland killings
Celtic tiger has gone to ground has torn apart and raped the heart of my dear old liberties with unemployment drugs and crime thank Christ I have memories

The iron lady Maggie Thatcher
(Am)how did you sleep in your final(G) days
 with the (F) memory of your (E)  evil way,s
 (Am) did you beg for forgiveness for the(G) pain you caused
  (F)or are you unrepentent(E)  for it all
 (C) did the ghosts of the past (G) haunt your dreams
  did you (F) wake to hear miners (E) familys screams
 (C) did the ghosts of the past (G) haunt your dreams
now the (F) puppet masters (F) have cut your strings
(Am) (F) (E) (Am) (F) (E)

In your dreams do you recall the men
on the blanket and the dirty walls
the beatens and torture they endured
for the love of a country you never understood
did the ghosts of the past haunt your dreams
do you wake to hear hunger strikers plea
did the ghosts of the past haunt your dreams
did you give the order shoot to kill

Are your nightmare,s of maldenas isle
 where you spat your venom on a far of land
graveyards with white cross,s mark the place
your legacy Thatchers inhumane disgrace
did the ghosts of the past haunt your dreams
did you wake to hear bellgrano,s screams
did the ghosts of the past haunt your dreams
from those you sent to a watery grave

The Celtic Rising Song
chorus
 (C)the Celtic clans are (F) rising on ou(C) land and across the (F) sea
 (C)the Celtic blood is(F) boiling for(C) unity and(F)  liberty
 (G)they be one (Am) nation  (F) united and (G) free
 
(C)when the dragon wakes (F) from its sleep (C) and spits fire upon the (F) rose
 (C) takes back whats (F) is theirs the (C) lands that the tyrant(F) stole
 (G) they will be one (Am) nation (F) united and (G)free

chorus
The thistle grows tall and strong and sews out its seed
spread across the northern lands longing to be free
they will be one nation united and free
chorus
When the dream becomes a reality and the brit has left our shore
no more to prey on the emerald isle the beast will feed no more
we will be one nation united and free
(C)hand in hand all(F) in one land (C)united Irishmen and(F) free
 (C)hand in hand all (F)in one land with(C) pride and with  (F) dignity
 (C) hand and hand all (F) in one land the (C)Orange the White and (F) Green
 (C) hand in hand all in one(F) land (C) united irishmen and (F) free
  (G)we will be one (Am) nation (F)united and(G) free

Voices Lyrics And Chords.
(G)listen to the people who (D) suffered the pain you(C) censored their voice,sD) not to be heard
 (G)telling the truth you said (D)they where liars and(C) told them there  in it to (D) profit and gain
 (G)voice,s(D) (C) hear their voices(D) (G) voices(D) (C) hear their voices(D)

They tell you what happened while in your care of the beatens and the evil vile rapes
young people in care who thought they where safe their lives in the hands of people who hate
voices hear their voices voices hear their

Shocking depraved people who speak in gods name sheltered and protected in romes holy sea
transferred to the africas impoverished lands where they rape and abuse all over again
voices hear their voices voices hear their voices

Believing is hard when you know its happened for victims and survivors their abuse goes on
its what they do its who they are denying the truth to save face in their shame
voices hear their voices voices hear their voices

The people of ireland demand the truth, the people of canada demand they be named
the people of america demand they be shamed the people of the world demand justice
voices hear their voices voices hear their voices

This song was written from the heart and the words of survivors and victims,it was not done to offend anyone,s religion or beliefs,there are more good people in the clergy than bad ,christy

Hear Him Cry Song.
(D)a mother wipes(C) the sweat from her brow(D) when she hears her(C) baby cry(D)
 the doctor says well(C) done mother you,ve(D) a healthy(C) baby boy(D)
(Bm) the sun will rise (G) early this morn it ,s(D) the start of a(C) bran new day(D)
(Bm) this baby boy(G) with angels will play it,s (D) a very happy day(D)
 
you will (C) see you will(G) hear him(D) cry you will (C) see you will (G) hear him(D) cry
 
his mother will care and nurture him teach him all her ways
 he will grow tall and strong know right and wrong he will make her proud one day
 she will teach him how to read and write computers are important these day,s
 ten hours a day his head stuck into a book will his mind mature that way
 
 you wont see you wont hear him cry you wont see you wont hear him cry
 
 
as he grows from boy to man confused and bored is he
 to find himself peer pressure cant help he feel,s like running away
 but there is no where to run there,s no where to hide no refuge for him out there
 he thinks whats it all for he walk,s out the door this baby boy will be no more
 you did.not see you did not hear him cry you did not see you did not hear him cry
 
 a mother wipes the tears from her eyes when she hears of her baby,s demise
 she did not see she did not hear him cry she did not see she did not hear him cry
 if you listen you will hear him cry.
 
I wrote this one in the aftermath of the Stardust fire when teenage suicide was rampant in Dublin
it was mainly a male problem then ,today it is rampant across all genders,,Christy

Garden Of Tears
(G) The guilt of being powerless(C) and the shame
 (G)when children think they (C) are to blame
  (G)what did the do to(C) suffer such pain
 (G) in the garden of tears where(C) evil doe,s(D) reign
 (G)in the garden of tears where(C) evil doe,s(D) reign
 
No where to run they cry in their silence
 no one to tell of their stolen innocence
 no voice for the children suffering the pain
 in the garden of tears wher evil doe,s reign

Pied Pipers of hade,s they come in god,s name
to prey on your children without conscience or shame
with the bible in one hand cruicix in the other
in the garden of tears where evil doe,s reign
in the garden of tears where evil doe,s reign

the bell tolls on this land of saints and scholars
where people pray for scoundrel and sinner
admitting is hard when they know its happened
in the garden of tears where evil doe,e reign
in the garden of tears where evil doe,s reign

the guilt of been powerless and the shame
when people think that they are to blame
nothing changes it remains the same
in the garden of tears where evil doe,s reign
in the garden of tears wher evil doe,s reign

I wrote this one in anger at the powers that be in their denial of the truth about industrial schools,the perpetraitors sullied the names of many great and  good people in the religious orders
who have served the people at home and abroad,with compassion and respect,,,christy

 
Rise Ireland Rise Song
(Am)cromwell came to(G) ireland(Am) raped the country(G) side
(Am)took fifty thousand(G) people as slaves and (Am) sold them(G) worldwide
 (Am) raided homes and(G) villages wher(Am) people worked and(G) dweled
 (Am)a peaceful(G) existance(Am) turned to(G) a living (Am) hell
chorus
ireland did (C) rise(G) ireland did(Am) rise many people(G) took up arms and so many(Am) died
ireland did(C) rise (G) ireland did (Am) rise no more to be(G) enslaved ireland did(Am) rise

he evicted family,s from their home,s burned their crops and barns
installed planters on their lands who ruled with iron hands
plague and famine did ensue no mercy on this land
the genocide of ireland the greed of a foregn land
chorus
many years have passed by irelands struggle still goes on
cromwells disciples stand firmly on our land
with a foregn army by it side shouting their war cry,s
the butchers apron flying high rise ireland rise

rise ireland rise  rise ireland rise  no more to be enslaved rise ireland rise
rise ireland rise rise ireland rise no more to be enslaved rise ireland rise
 
i wrote this song, prior to the marching season in british occupied ireland, christy.

if you have a euro or two (me house is falling down
(Am) (C)me house is falling down what(G) am i going to do the(F) morgage hase'nt been paid in months me(E) insurance is overdue
 (C) the rain it is pouring down me (G)windows where blown in(F) from the storm that came on Saturday night now me(E) patience is wearing thin
 (C)i called in john the mullagh to(G) see what he could do no(F) problems there christy me boy if (E) you have a euro or two
 (C)captain culshi on his way with(G) desi the dub too they will(F) lash the flash on your chimney stack (E)it will be as good as new
 (Am)if you have a(G) euro or(Am) two

me house is falling down what am i going to do the morgage hasent been paid in months me insurence is overdue
the wife is giving me heartache and indigestion too i wish i could find some work sure any thing would do
me boiler blew up yesterday me kids they have the flu no heating in this cold cold house now what am i going to do
i called in john the mullagh to see what he could do no problems there christy me boy if you have a euro or two
captain culshi desi the dub are good at the plumbing they will have it up and running it will be as good as new
if you have a euro or two

me house is falling down there is nothing i can do the bank repossed today si i will have to start a new
the kids there with me mother the wife is with her too the tears will flow for i have to go to make a life for you
with all the love i have in my heart enough to see me through i will be on a flight later on tonight god knows to timbucktoo
when i hear john the mullagh and captain culshi too saying how is it going christy me boy we are of to catmando
desi the dub went yesterday to find some work to do and we wont be back to this our land till we make a euro or two
till we make a euro or two if you have a euro or two if you have a euro or two captain culshi jonhn the mullagh them is the boys for you
if you have a euro or two
 
 
I wrote this one about my two good friends from kildare,who have been helping people around our estate,who like myself are to old to emegrate,,

Heros Song Lyrics And Chords
(Am) Bobby Sands he went on hunger strike(C) hero hero
 (Am)francis hughs he went on hunger strike(C) hero hero
 (Am) in their (C) struggle for freedom (G)they did die
 (Am)the irish nation(G) wept and cried
 (Am)still(G) our country (Am)is deprived(G) of (Am)peace(Am) and unification(G)(Am)(G))Am)(G)(Am)

Joe mc Donnell died on hunger strike hero hero
martin hurson died on hunger strike hero hero
they would not be criminalised
mother Ireland wept and cried
still our country is deprived of peace and unification

Ray McCreesh went on hunger strike hero hero
pat o hara went on hunger strike hero hero
political status was denied
mother ireland wept and cried
still our country is deprived of peace and unification

Kieran Doherty died on hunger strike hero hero
kevin lynch he died on hunger strike hero hero
they where beaten in the breakers yard
the Irish nation wept and cried
still our country is deprived of peace and unification

Tom McElwee died on hunger strike hero hero
Mick Devine he died on hunger strike hero hero
they both died on hunger strike
mother ireland wept and cried
 still our country is deprived of peace and unification

Thatcher couldent break their will hero hero
the brit responce was shoot to kill hero hero
ten men they died on hunger strike
the Irish nation wept and cried
still our country is deprived of peace and unification

With music we will sing our songs heros heros
 and tell the courage of you all heros heros
we will sing our songs out with pride
 and tell the world why you have died
the sacrafice you have made your courage has inspired us
heros heros heros hero.

Fourty eight stars
(Am)(C)(G)(Am)
(Am) febuary i(C) look in the sky
 (G) stars shine upon me(Am) i realise
three decades ago i(C) walked with a friend
and (G)spoke of the loss of(Am) children so dear
chorus
(C)survivors today are(G) still dismayed
 (F) so many tears fall on (E) valentines day
(Am) fourty eight stars(G) shine in the sky
 (F) their familys grief (E)are still asking why.

down the coast road feeling numb
watching wave,s roll to the pier
on the strand walking real slow
questions asked we did not know.
chorus

the loss of the innocent on that night
united a nation in sorrow and prayer
years pass by in this city of grief
people still shocked in disbelief.
chorus

every night i look in the heavens
stars dance and jig away in the sky
many nights in the dark they light my way
i kneel by my bed and for you i pray.
chorus
 
I wrote fourty eight stars for the thirty anniversary of the fire in Stardust in  Artane, Christy.

Goldenbridge
(Am) mother of mercy(C) pray for us(G) sisters of charity(Am) care for us sister severia to(C) show us the way(G) and torture us to(Am) keep us at bay(C) we are the children that where(G) taken away to be(Am) locked in your school,s to be(E) hidden away with (Am) no one one to love us to(G) ease our fears our(Am) cries and our screams(E) no one could hear

The sun shines through this dormatry cell long night passed in this living hell
I stand by my bed shaking with fearand and look for my friend who has disappeared
I ask where she might be she died in the night and was she  taken away
where they took sure no one can say goldenbridge went silent that day

Dearest father hear our plea come down from the heavens and rescue we
 for we are your children without sin condemend to abuse in your name
 God the father pray for us mother of god shelter us disciples of satan
who have brought you shame bring them to justice for it was not in your name

These songs on state and church abuse where endorsed by survivors accounts
,Christine Buckley of the Ashling Centre, Michael O'Brien,  John Kelly S O C A ,June Davy
i have some more songs on this subject ,and think the story has been told,with thanks to all who contributed ,,christy.

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