Gaeilge

Long long before your time, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English

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You ask me why I look so sad on this bright summer's day,
Or why the tears are in my eyes and I seem so far away,
Well sit yourself beside me here, and put your hand in mine,
And I'll tell you of someone I loved long long before your time,

I’m sitting here and thinking of those days so long ago,
When I was just a child like you and a girl I used to know,
Through fields of green we laughed and played and sang our merry rhymes,
O summer days were warmer then, long, long before your time.

Through childhood years our love did bloom, till our hearts were just as one,
And we promised each eternal love in the church before the town,
We settled in this little house I was proud to call her mine,
Oh we were young and happy then, long, long before your time.

One lovely year was all we had until the sickness came,
And stole the roses from her cheeks, my tears they fell like rain,
For nine long months she carried you, but in the end she died,
She chose to go so you might live, long, long before your time,

So you ask me why I look so sad on this bright summer's day,
Or why the tears are in my eyes and I seem so far away,
It’s just you seem a lot like her when your eyes look into mine,
And you smile so much like she did then, long, long before your time.
And you smile so much like she done then, long, long before your time.

Long long before your time, song / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:4572-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Cornelius McEleney
Title:Long long before your time [sound recording] / Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 mins.) : digital stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Contributor:Cathy McEleney
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Song Project
Series:Cornelius McEleney Collection
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
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