Who Sang Raglan Road? Brian Kennedy

Release information
Release Date: 2003-4-4
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic/Folk/Folk Rock
length: 4:34
(Words by Patrick Kavanagh
Arranged by Brian Kennedy and Cormac O'Cathain)

On Raglan Road on an Autumn day I met her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue;
I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way,
And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day.

On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge
Of the deep ravine where can be seen the worth of passion's pledge,
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts and I not making hay -
O I loved too much and by such and such is happiness thrown away.

I gave her gifts of the mind I gave her the secret sign that's known
To the artists who have known the true gods of sound and stone
And word and tint. I did not stint for I gave her poems to say.
With her own name there and her dark hair like clouds over fields of May

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet I see her walking now
Away from me so hurriedly my reason must allow
That I had wooed not as I should a creature made of clay
When the angel woos the clay he'd lose his wings at the dawn of day.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
  • 2 Mountains of Mourne
  • 3 Homes of Donegal
  • 4 Dirty Old Town
  • 5 Margaret Barry Broke My Heart
  • 6 Curragh of Kildare
  • 7 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 8 The Fields of Athenry
  • 9 Will Ye Go Lassie Go
  • 10 Raglan Road
  • 11 Carrickfergus
  • 12 I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
  • 13 Isle of Innisfree
  • 14 Danny Boy
  • 15 The Town I Loved So Well
  • 16 My Lagan Love
  • 17 You Raise Me Up