Lord Of The Dance Lyrics

The Dubliners


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ronan Hardiman
album: Track in album Millenium Collection
release date: 1999
popularity : 351 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 2:07

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The Dubliners Millenium Collection cover art
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I danced in the morning
When the world was begun,
And I danced in the moon
And the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heaven
And I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem
I had my birth.

Dance, then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he

I danced for the scribe
And the pharisee,
But they would not dance
And they wouldn't follow me.
I danced for the fishermen,
For James and John
They came with me
And the Dance went on.


Dance, then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he

I danced on the Sabbath
And I cured the lame;
The holy people
Said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped
And they hung me on high,
And they left me there
On a Cross to die.

Dance, then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he

I danced on a Friday
When the sky turned black
It's hard to dance
With the devil on your back.
They buried my body
And they thought I'd gone,
But I am the Dance,
And I still go on.

Dance, then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he

They cut me down
And I leapt up high;
I am the life
That'll never, never die;
I'll live in you
If you'll live in me -
I am the Lord
Of the Dance, said he.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Wild Rover
  • 2 The Auld Triangle
  • 3 Home Boys Home
  • 4 The Lifeboat Mona
  • 5 Danny Farrell
  • 6 The Mero
  • 7 And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
  • 8 Skibbereen
  • 9 Free the People
  • 10 Joe Hill
  • 11 Farewell to Ireland
  • 12 Biddy Mulligan
  • 13 Fiddlers Green
  • 14 All for Me Grog
  • 15 Dirty Old Town
  • 16 Champion at Keeping Them Rolling
  • 17 Foggy Dew
  • 18 Saxon Schilling
    CD 2
  • 1 Seven Drunken Nights
  • 2 Donegal Danny
  • 3 Smith of Bristol
  • 4 The Town I Loved So Well
  • 5 McAlpine's Fusiliers
  • 6 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 7 The Molly McGuires
  • 8 Lord of the Dance
  • 9 The Holy Ground
  • 10 Johnston's Motor Car
  • 11 Night Visiting Song
  • 12 Monto
  • 13 The Button Pusher
  • 14 Springhill Disaster
  • 15 Parcel of Rogues
  • 16 The Sun Is Burning
  • 17 Spancil Hill
  • 18 Kid on the Mountain