The tall gates of Dartmoor, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English

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I walk through the tall gates of Dartmoor today
After twenty-one years and my hair has turned to grey
But Lord how I pity the ones who must dwell
For the rest of their lives in the cold chains of hell.

Now broken and weary I step from the train
My cap in my hand and my head bowed in shame
My eyes filled with tears as my old hometown I see
And the faces of friends who were once dear to me.

I knocked on the door with the lanterns above
So close now at last to the arms of my love
But thye told me she died many long years ago
And they laid her to rest at the first fall of snow.

I wander the earth like a weary old man
Never finding escape from the things that I am
For the earth is my prison and the world is my cell
After twenty-one years in the cold chains of hell.

see also   The tall gates of Dartmoor / Kevin Gillespie

The tall gates of Dartmoor, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:715-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Roseanne McGonigle
Title:The tall gates of Dartmoor [sound recording] / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:January 1987
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 31
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