Heart of America


Mo Chruinneag Bhòidheach


Fill-iù oro hù o

bu tu mo chruinneag bhòidheach

Fill-iù oro hù o.


Dheighinn dhan a' ghealaich leat

Nan gealladh tu mo phòsadh.


Dheighinn leat a dh'Uibhist

Far am buidhicheadh an t-eòrna.


Dheighinn leat a dh'Èirinn

Gu fèill nam ban òga.


Dheighinn dha na rionnagan

Nam biodh do chuideachd deònach.


Dheighinn leat an ear 's an iar

Gun each, gun srian, gun bhòtainn.


Mise muigh air cùl na tobhta

'S tusa staigh a' còrdadh.


Mi 'g èisteachd ris na diùcannan

A' cur do chliù an òrdugh.


'S ag èisteachd ris na h-iarlachan

Gad iarraidh gus do phòsadh.


'S chuala mi na ministearan

A' bruidhinn air do bhòidheachd.




Where The Roses


We will walk by the roses

Where scent falls on the river

We will walk by the burn

Where the fishers fished the pearl

We'll carry all before us

Through the changing of the seasons

We will carry all our stories

Where the roses.


We will live our lives in freedom

Where the long lochs lie in silver

We will watch o'er Canisp's shoulder

Where she slumbers in the wind

We will walk this country over

The journey of our fathers

We will set out once again

Where the roses.


Cha Till




Raglan Road


On Raglan Road on an Autumn day

I met her first and knew

That her dark hair would weawe a snare

That I might one day rue

I saw the danger, yet I walked

Along the enchanted way

And I said 'let grief be fallen leaf

At the dawning of the day'.


On Grafton Street in November

We tripped lightly along the ledge

Of the deep ravine where can be seen

The worth of passion's pledge

The Queen of Hearts still making tarts

And I not making hay

Oh I loved too much and by such by such

Is happiness thrown away.


I gave her gifts of the mind. I gave

Her the secret sign that's known

To the artists who have known

The true gods of sound and stone

And word and tint, I did not stint

For I gave her poems to say

With her own name there

And her long dark hair

Like clouds over fields of May.


On a quiet street where old ghosts meet

I see her walking now

Away from me so hurriedly

My reason must allow

That I had wooed not as I should

A creature made of clay

When the angel wooes the clay he'd lose

His wings at the dawn of day.


Love Will Never Die


We could have loved much better

If time was on our side

But on the other side of lonely

I just feel we never tried

You go walking on the shoreline

Where it rises to the tide

On the other side of emptiness

Our love will never die


I see you n the night

With the fire-light in yur eyes

The morning light grows colder

As another ember dies

When we started on this journey

On broken wings thet couldn't fly

On the other side of heartache

Our love will never die


Across the years the worn out dance floors

Show-bands play their glitzy lies

The final words a disappointment

That always ended with a sigh

The barren fields of expectaton

The constant river running dry

The open road runs out before me now

But my love will never die


Harvest Wind




October Song




Heart of America


I see the flags in the morning rain as they

Flutter out the road at the start of a new day

Where in the light of the morning runs

Sharon Springs and the old hotel feel my heart rise

With the hope they felt on their journey

When they moved on to glory


They dared to dream their dreams

In the heart of America

They dared to face their fears

In the heart of America


From Europes shores where they fled in droves as they

Left darklands and broken homes for a new dawn

We're awaiting the Angel

Ellis Island stand in line hide the weakness in this child of mine

As she stumbles out in search of a reason


To put out all her dreams

In the heart of America

To search amongst her fears

In the heart of America

To end the veil of tears

In the heart of America

Forgiving those that ever brought her down


The windscreen wipers slappin' time Bobby sang the blues as

We stepped out on the line

We stepped out in the line

Empty faces heavy loads station wagons dusty roads

As we move on, right on out to the Prairie


Where they planted fields of hope

In the heart of America

Where the seeds they've sown won't grow

In the heart of America

The dustbowl thet we've known

In the heart of America

Where a man must make hie own way through this world


Strangers To The Pine


From Brother's Point I walk the shore

Watched the raging surf of Score

Memories they turn once more

To Prince Edward Island

They cleared the land, they worked the soil

Built their homes through sweat and toil

Pledged their lives, true'n loyal

To Prince Edward Island


Called them strangers to the pine

The blood runs deep and the ties they bind

Hands across the Maritime together

Called them strangers to the pine

The blood rune deep and the ties they bind

Hands across the Maritime together


Scattered to the wind and tide

Out across the great divide

Carried all our dreams with pride

To Prince Edward Island


From Pointe a Prime to Orwell Bay

In Charlottetown the old man say

You may wander but never stray

From Prince Edward Island


Molaidh sinn ar càirdean treun

Na h'eilthirich 'san dùthaich fhèin

'S molaidh sinn ar dachaidh fhèin

An t-Eilean Sgitheanach


We will praise our heroic people

The emigrants in their own place

We will praise our own homeland

The Isle of Skye


Winds of Our Time


On the morning clouds roll

Where the moorland's on fire

Where the turn on the road meets the sky

And your heart its burning desire


Where the cold night is gone

On the Kingsburgh fields

Where the hopes of a thousand young lovers

And mothers held on to their dreams


On the waste of the days

Where that innocence walked

The language of love and the times

Forever carved into the rock


And we all come back

Oh we'll all come back

Oh we'll all come back

To where the heartbeat first began


Now we stand on its shores

In the winds of our times

With the uncertain pride of a stranger

Returned to its curious skies


Where the sacrifice fell

On the altar of change

The young birds have fallen like heroes in battle

Before they could rise


And we all come back

Oh we'll all come back

Oh we'll all come back

To where the heartbeat first began


And as it stands out here before us

We feel the ghosts of another time

Where all the roads we have travelled

Lead us back

And as we search the here in the morning

Or at the closing of the day

The message of the journey

Leads me back


We can walk through the our days

Through the light of our lives

The shadows are cast down before us

Where hunters move on through the night


In the end it is truth

No deception no lies

No template for reason, no gurus

Just spirit moved into the light


A'Coiseachd Tràth



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