Ellie

by Ronan Tynan

Ronan Tynan (born 14 May 1960) is a singer in the classical Irish style.




The time has come to lead the charge
And I don't want to pray.
Our dreams that once were full of life
Now lie here in the fray.
It's all for king and country, yes.
I know just who I am.
My heart lies in the valley,
My soul rides with the damned.

[Chorus]
How will they remember me?
Ellie can you tell?
The one who swore the traitors' oath,
The poet mad as Hell.
And will they fly the Hero's Flag?
Or know just where I fall?
Ellie, don't you wonder what's this about at all?

And all I want is to feel your breath
So warm against my skin
Your lips so close
That I can't breathe
Or take this madness in.
Ellie, when I close my eyes,
You're in my every night.
Knowing that I love you
Somehow makes it worth the fight.

[Chorus]

And little did they know that day
I cried the mourner's tears
You held me in your ghostly arms
And took away my fears
Ellie, can you hear in now
The blackbird's last refrain.
Hush, I think it's calling us 
Back to the hills of Slane.

[Chorus]

Written by: BRIAN BYRNE, MARGARET BYRNE

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