The Old Man Lyrics

Celtic Thunder


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Phil Coulter
album: Track 9 in album Celtic Thunder
release date: 2008-3-18
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length: 3:45

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The tears have all been shed now
We’ve said our last goodbyes
His souls been blessed
He’s laid to rest
And it’s now I feel alone
He was more than just a father
A teacher my best friend
And He’ll still be heard
In the tunes we shared
When I play them on my own
I never will forget him
For he made me what I am
Though he may be gone
Memories linger on
And I miss him, the old man
As a boy he’d take me walkin’
By mountain field and stream
And he showed me things
Not known to kings
And secret between him and me
Like the colours on the pheasant
As he rises in the dawn
Or how to fish and make a wish
Beside a fairy tree
I never will forget him
For he made me what I am
Though he may be gone
Memories linger on
And I miss him, the old man
I thought he’d live forever
He seemed so big and strong
But the minutes fly
And the years roll by
For a father and a son
And suddenly when it happened
There was so much left unsaid
No second chance
To tell him thanks
For everything he’s done
Oh, I never will forget him
For he made me what I am
Though he may be gone
Memories linger on
God I miss him, the old man

Track Listing

  • 1 Heartland
  • 2 The Mountains of Mourne
  • 3 The Voyage
  • 4 Come by the Hills (Buachaill ón Eirne)
  • 5 Remember Me (Recuerdame)
  • 6 Desperado
  • 7 Steal Away
  • 8 The Island
  • 9 The Old Man
  • 10 Brothers in Arms
  • 11 Local Hero
  • 12 Lauren & I
  • 13 She
  • 14 Ireland's Call
  • 15 Puppy Love