(1)     I'm Going To Set You Free (John Spillane)

If you did, if you did, even if you did

Been where you shouldn't have been

Seen what you shouldn't have seen

Dreamed what you shouldn't have dreamed

That doesn't mean you have to be locked up here forever

I'm going to set you free

And if you did, if you did, even if you did

Done what you shouldn't have done

Run when you shouldn't have run

Lost when you shouldn't have won

That doesn't mean you have to be paying the price forever

I'm going to set you free

And if you did, if you did, only if you did

Strayed from the beaten track

Maybe you never got back

Went in off the black

That doesn't mean you have to be lying around here forever

I'm going to set you free

Ah if you did, if you did, even if you did

Suffered from a broken heart

Got off to a poor start

Maybe you fell apart

That doesn't mean you have to be paying the price forever

I'm going to set you free

And if you did, if you did, even if you did

Known what you shouldn't have known

Shown what you shouldn't have shown

Thrown what you shouldn't have thrown

That doesn't mean you have to be lying around here forever

I'm going to set you free

Ah if you did, if you did, even if you did

Been where you shouldn't have been

Seen what you shouldn't have seen

Dreamed what you shouldn't have dreamed

That doesn't mean you have to be locked up here forever

I'm going to set you free

  (2)                  Different (John Hoban)

We scattered the ashes of Michael Patrick Gorman

To the four winds around the bay today

The music man had moved in to another classroom

I was never of this world he used to say

He celebrated life with an innocent abandon

Of a child with a truth he couldn’t hide

His scars were his glory as he walked and sung and told his story

From day one he was different down the line

 

Nora Kilmurray couldn’t stand the pressure of

pretending to be precious all the time

She had six brothers, her mother, her father was a dealer

She was tired of saying that everything was fine

She jumped the boat to Scotland got lost upon

the Highlands wrote poetry and plays to beat the band

Her scars were her glory as she walked and sung her story

From day one she was different down the line

 

Exile or the big house were given as the answer for the

strange ones who wouldn’t toe the line

They sent away the sinners, the artists and the dreamers

To wander in the desert and to pine

A little bit of loving, a biteen of compassion

A chance to stand up and say, I am

Their scars were their glory and they walkrd and sung their story

From day one they were different down the line

Their scars were their glory as they walked and sung their story

From day one just suffering down the line


                  (3)   Up Mayo (Pádraig Stevens)

In ainm an Athar, In ainm Dé, something is starting in the same old way

So welcome to Connaught, awe wouldn’t you know

That you’d be going someplace special, when you going

Up Mayo, where ever you go, Up Mayo
 

For the Sweeny’s, for the Welsh’s, for the Langan’s and Devine’s

In every town land and village and all the Parish lies

From Balla to Ballyhaunis and Charlestown to Tuam

It’s so peaceful back from Partry where your heart can find some room
 

A new king comes to Connaught, ah wouldn’t you know
That you’d be going someplace special when you're going, Up Mayo

Where ever you go, Up Mayo

Oh the lads are still out working while the farmer are on the dole
Drive the tractor through the rushes, topping thistles as she goes

You’d miss her in the evening since Mary went away

She got that big job in Dublin it’s going grand they say

 

A new king comes to Connaught, awe wouldn’t you know
That you’d be going someplace special when you're going, Up Mayo

Where ever you go, Up Mayo

I fell in love going up Croagh Patrick with a girl who comes from Boyle
I got shot at in Claremorris where I sang in the Savoy
And just in case this is the only chance I get to say

Send the footballers to Jarlath’s, the goldminer’s far away

A new king comes to Connaught, awe wouldn’t you know
That you’d be going someplace special when you're going, Up Mayo

Where ever you go, Up Mayo

 

   (4)  Peata Beag Do Mháthair (Trad)

Is trua gan peata'n mhaoir agam

Is trua gan peata'n mhaoir agam

Is na caoirigh beaga bána

 

Curfá:

Is ó gairm, gairm thú

Is grá mo chroí gan chealg thú

Is ó gairm, gairm thú

Is tú peata beag do mháthair

 

Is trua gan maoinín bhán agam

Is trua gan maoinín bhán agam

Is trua gan maoinín bhán agam

Is fáilte ó mo ghrá geal

 

Is trua gan bólacht bainne agam

Is trua gan bólacht bainne agam

Is trua gan bólacht bainne agam

Is caitín ó mo mháthair

 

Is trua gan gabhairín bhuí agam

Is trua gan gabhairín bhuí agam

Is trua gan gabhairín bhuí agam

Is thabharfainn do mo stór í

   Peata Beag (English Translation)

'Tis a pity I haven't the Steward's pet

'Tis a pity I haven't the Steward's pet

'Tis a pity I haven't the Steward's pet

And the little white sheep

 

Chorus

And oh I call, I call you

You are my heart's love without deceit

And oh I call, I call you

You are your mother's little pet

 

'Tis a pity I haven't a little white calf

'Tis a pity I haven't a little white calf

'Tis a pity I haven't a little white calf

And welcome from by fair love

 

'Tis a pity I haven't a milking herd

'Tis a pity I haven't a milking herd

'Tis a pity I haven't a milking herd

And a kitten from my mother

 

'Tis a pity I haven't a little tan goat

'Tis a pity I haven't a little tan goat

'Tis a pity I haven't a little tan goat

I would give it to my darling

  (5)      The Curragh Of Kildare (Trad)

The winter it has passed

And the summer's come at last

And the small birds are singing in the trees

Oh their little hearts are glad

But mine is very sad

For my true love is far away from me

 

And straight I will repair

To the Curragh of Kildare

For it's there I'll finds tidings of my dear

 

The rose upon the briar

And the water’s running clear

It brings joy to the linnet and the bee

Oh their little hearts are blessed

But mine can know no rest

For my true love is far away from me

 

And straight I will repair

To the Curragh of Kildare

For it's there I'll finds tidings of my dear

 

A Livery I'll wear and I'll comb back my hair

In velvet so green I will appear

And it's straight I will repair to the Curragh of Kildare

For it's there I'll find tidings of my dear

 

All you that are in love and cannot it remove

I pity the pain that you endure

For experience lets me know

That your hearts are full of woe

A woe that no mortal can cure

 

And straight I will repair to the Curragh of Killdare

For it's there I'll find tidings of my dear

And straight I will repair t the Curragh of Kildare

For it's there I'll find tidings of my dear

 

  (6)   Brave Bold Donnelly (Trad)

There was a pretty maiden

 She was going to a ball 

 She saw a jolly tinker hammering tins against the wall

Musha Brave Bold Donnelly

Good enough says she

There's good blood in young Donnelly

He's the boy for me

He sauntered through the kitchen

And he sauntered through the hall

He sauntered through the parlor over knights and ladies all

Musha Brave Bold Donnelly

Good enough says she

There's good blood in young Donnelly

He's the boy for me

She then went up the stairs

To dress and make the bed

In two steps he was after her and he knocked her on the bed

Musha Brave Bold Donnelly

Good enough says she

There's good blood in young Donnelly

 He's the boy for me

She then came down the stairs

To bolt and lock the door

In two ticks he was after her and he knocked her on the floor

Musha Brave Bold Donnelly

Good enough says she

There's good blood in young Donnelly

 He's the boy for me

She then took out her whistle

And she blew it loud and shrill

And eighteen of the old police came galloping over the hill

Musha Brave Bold Donnelly

Good enough says she

There's good blood in young Donnelly

 He's the boy for me

She then got him arrested

And he got nine months in jail

She went out behind his back with another one out on bail

Musha Brave Bold Donnelly

Good enough says she

There's good blood in young Donnelly

 He's the boy for me

  (7)  I Got To Dance With The Rose of Tralee (Vince Keehan)

The room is all empty the band has gone home

There’s no use complaining the last bus has gone

But me I’m in heaven the reason you see

I got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

 

Foxtrots and waltz’s I held her hand

Around and around till no longer could stand

I know that he beauty is for all there to see

I got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

 

The morning comes early there’s no one around

The dogs are all silent the mice make no sound

But me I’m in Heaven the reason you see

I got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

 

Foxtrots and waltz’s I held her hand

Around and around till no longer could stand

I know that he beauty is for all there to see

I got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

 

A Vauxhall pulls over I jump on in

We talk of the weather and places we’ve been

But when I tell him my story he’s wishing like me

That he got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

 

Foxtrots and waltz’s I held her hand

Around and around till no longer could stand

I know that he beauty is for all there to see

I got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

 

Now I am sleeping at home in my bed

The six o‘clock news the Angelus bell

But I am dreaming of a day soon to be

When I’ll walk up the isle with The Rose of Tralee

 

Foxtrots and waltz’s I held her hand

Around and around till no longer could stand

I know that he beauty is for all there to see

I got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

Foxtrots and waltz’s I held her hand

Around and around till no longer could stand

I know that he beauty is for all there to see

I got to dance with The Rose of Tralee

 (8) If I Needed You (Townes Van Zant)

If I needed you
Would you come to me
Would you come to me
And ease my pain 
If you needed me
I would come to you
I'd swim the seas
For to ease your pain

In the night forlorn
The morning's born
And the morning shines
With the lights of love
You will miss sunrise
If you close your eyes
That would break
My heart in two

 

If I needed you
Would you come to me,
Would you come to me,
And ease my pain? 
If you needed me
I would come to you
I'd swim the seas
For to ease your pain

The lady's with me now
Since I showed her how
To lay her lily
Hand in mine
Loop and Lil agree
She's a sight to see
And a treasure for
The poor to find

 

If I needed you
Would you come to me
Would you come to me
And ease my pain 
If you needed me
I would come to you
I'd swim the seas
For to ease your pain

 (9) Forth Worth Blues (Steve Earle)

In Ft. Worth all the neon's burnin' bright
Pretty lights red and blue
But they'd shut down all the honky tonks tonight
And say a prayer or two
If they only knew

You used to say the highway was your home
But we both know that ain't true
It's just the only place a man can go
When he don't know where he's travelin' to

But Colorado's always clean and healin'
And Tennessee in Spring is green and cool
It never really was your kind of town
But you went around with the Ft. Worth Blues

Somewhere up beyond the great divide
Where the sky is wide and the clouds are few
A man can see his way clear to the light
Just hold on tight
That's all you gotta do

And they say Texas weather's always changin'
And one thing change'll bring is somethin' new
And Houston really ain't that bad a town
So you hang around with the Ft. Worth Blues

There's a full moon over Galway Bay tonight
Silver light over green and blue
And every place I travel through, I find
Some kinda sign that you've been through

 (10) Ride On (Jimmy McCarthy)

True you ride the finest horse

I have ever seen

Standing sixteen one or two with eyes wild and green

And you ride the horse so well

Hands light to the touch

I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

 

Ride on, see you, I could never go with you

No matter how I wanted to

Ride on, see you, I could never go with you

No matter how I wanted to

 

When you ride into the night without a trace behind

Run the claw along my gut one last time

l turn to face an empty space where you used to lie

And smile for the spark that lights the night

Through a teardrop in my eye

 

Ride on, see you, I could never go with you

No matter how I wanted to

Ride on, see you, I could never go with you

No matter how I wanted to

  (11)               Costafine Town (Purvis/Elliot)

Dirty old hole in the side of the road for the man who cleans the streets
Open pub doors where the working class goes at night
Written on walls where the cats never crawl for the glass along the top
Man, I was born there, I'm gonna walk right back

Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I feel so lonely, I've been too long away
Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I wish I'd never made up my mind to stray

Nobody owns all the dirty old clothes that are lying in the lane
Whistling loud, the four-thirty shift has gone


Little old man with a pole in his hand lighting lamps along the way
Hurry me back there, I wish I'd never gone

Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I feel so lonely, I've been too long away
Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I wish I'd never made up my mind to stray

Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I feel so lonely, I've been too long away
Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I wish I'd never made up my mind to stray

Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I feel so lonely, I've been too long away
Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home
I wish I'd never made up my mind to stray

Costafine Town, it's a fine town, I'm coming home...

 (13)             Run For Home (Alan Hull)

I've traveled the land
With a guitar in my hand
And an eye ever open for some fun
I've made some mistakes
Had my share of the breaks
Seen the boys on the make and on the bum

 

Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home
Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home

Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home
Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home

 

I've seen all the frowns
On the faces of the clowns
And the downs that they take just to be free
And I've seen all the girls
In their pretty frocks and curls
But it don't mean a lot to me

 

Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home
Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home

Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home
Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home

 

And I've been to the places in town
Where the faces hang round
Just to stare at each other
I've looned with them screamed at the moon
Behaved like a buffoon but I soon discovered

 

Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home
Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home

Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home
Run for home run as fast as I can
Oh-oh running man running for home

 (12) Tipping It Up To Nancy (Trad)

Oh, there's been a woman in our town
A woman you ought know well
She loved her husband dearly
And another man twice as well

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

 

She went down to the chemist shop
Some remedies for to find
Have you anything in your chemist shop
To make me old man blind

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

 

Give him eggs and marrowbones
And make him suck them all
Before he sucks the last
Sure he won't see you at all

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

 

She gave him eggs and marrowbones
And made him suck them all
Before he sucked the last one
He couldn't see her at all

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

I

If in this world I cannot see
Ti’s here I cannot stay
I'd rather go and drown myself

"Come on" says she
"And I'll show you the way"

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

 

She took him to the river
She took him to the brim
But sly of old Martin
It was him that pushed her in

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

 

She swam through the river
She swam through the brine
"Oh Martin, oh Martin
Don't leave me behind

"Yerra shut up outa that ye silly aul fool
Poor Martin is blind"

With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

 

There's nine in me family
And none of them is my own
I wish that each and every man
Would come and claim his own

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

With me right finnickineerio
Me tip finnick a wall
With me right finnickineerio
We're tipping it up to Nancy

 (14) The Moment We're All Waiting For (Cormac Gannon)

Well here we are and here we’ve been so many times before

Knock, knock, knock, knock knocking at the door

We want to get our hands on the prized cup Sam Maguire

And take it back to Mayo before we all expire

 

 So here’s to all the Mayo teams who never ever give up

We’re with you boys all the way, we’ll help you raise the cup

From Shrule to San Francisco, Brisbane to Belmullet

We’ll sing the songs, we’ll fly the flag with green and red upon it

 

Now since the year of  fifty one, patiently we’ve waited

Countless journeys to Croke Park on the Sunday Game debated

But Mayo’s fighting spirit and their sheer determination

Makes us proud to shout out loud “Up Mayo” across every nation

 

So here’s to all the Mayo teams who never ever give up

We’re with you boys all the way, we’ll help you raise the cup

From Shrule to San Francisco, and from Brisbane to Belmullet

We’ll sing the songs, we’ll fly the flag with green and red upon it

 

 

Well we have to take our hats off to all the great supporters

For years and years they’ve traveled miles and put up with all sorts

The sheer jubilation, every victory is so sweet

Makes everyone the old the young united all for one sir

 

So here’s to all the Mayo teams who never ever give up

We’re with you boys all the way, we’ll help you raise the cup

From Shrule to San Francisco, and from Brisbane to Belmullet

We’ll sing the songs, we’ll fly the flag with green and red upon it

 

Well now its time to say goodbye but please, please do remember

All the lads who work so hard for the big days in September (and October)

We give our love and thanks and pray you gifts will be rewarded

With Cup in hand, so proud you’ll stand

The moment we are all waiting for

 

So here’s to all the Mayo teams who never ever give up

We’re with you boys all the way, we’ll help you raise the cup

From Shrule to San Francisco, and from Brisbane to Belmullet

We’ll sing the songs, we’ll fly the flag with green and red upon it

LYRICS - DIFFERENT  - 14 SONGS

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