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Black 47 are a New York City based celtic rock band with Irish Republican sympathies, whose music also shows influence from reggae, hip hop, folk and jazz. The band was formed in 1989 by Larry Kirwan and Chris Byrne, and derives its name from a traditional term for the summer of 1847, the worst year of the Great Irish Famine. more »


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Carlita is waiting down on see & 9th 
In mantilla and lace And her lover's knife 
Cries out for revenge But she is silent like a stone 
And beautiful in her widow's weeds I wait in the darkness 
Forever now alone 
Too late for any tear shedding 
While his bride waits down on see & 9th For her blood wedding 
Why did you have to go out tonight 
With the full moon in scarlet 
And his silver knife Waiting for you 
And the remains of your life 
Ticking away like some pitiful clock 
And I who could not even be called your wife 
Safe and warm in your bedding 
And you the bridegroom off on your way
To your blood wedding 
And the Ukrainian ladies 
Light candles in the street 
Where his body lay bleeding 
And the projects are silent
Bracing for the heat 
That must come from his blood wedding 
Carlita why do you hate me so much I long for your body I die for your touch On my burning skin
And the smell of your perfume Will always remain on my bed
But I died every time You entered his room I could not let him go on living And now you wait down on see & 9th
Dying to celebrate my blood wedding I wait in the shadows of see & 9th 
With my fingers caressing
His sacred knife You loved my body 
But he loved my soul 
You thought you knew me 
But what do men know 
Except my lover whose shape is etched in chalk on the street 
Soon to be washed away by the rain 
While you wait in the darkness dreading 
The shock of my knife 
At your blood wedding

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