Isle Of Hope Isle Of Tears Lyrics And Guitar Chords. Recorded by Celtic Thunder, Written
by Brendan Graham. Also recorded by Mylene Ford, The Celtic Tenors, Celtic Woman / Thunder, Sean Keane and the man himself
[G]On the first day[D] on January, [C]Eighteen ninety-[G]two, They[C] opened Ellis[Am] Island and they[C] let The
people[D] through. [G]And the first to cross the[D] treshold Of that[C] isle of hope and[G] tears, [C]Was Annie Moore
from[Am] Ireland Who was[C] all of fifteen[D] years.
[C]Isle of hope, isle of[D7] tears, Isle
of[G] freedom, isle of[Em] fears, But it's[C] not the isle you left[D] behind. [C]That isle of hunger, isle of[D7] pain, Isle
you'll [G]never see a[Em]gain But the[C] isle of home is al[D]ways[C] on your[G] mind.
In a little bag she carried All
her past and history, And her dreams for the future In the land of liberty. And courage is the passport When your
old world disappears But there's no future in the past When you're fifteen years
When they closed
down Ellis Island In nineteen fourty-three, Seventeen million people Had come there for sanctuary. And in Springtime
when I came here And I stepped onto it's piers, I thought of how it must have been When you're fifteen years.