Who Sang Tear Upon the Rose? Gaelic Storm

Release information
Release Date: 2004-8-3
Genre: Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:59
producer: Gaelic Storm and Mark Miller
mixer: Mark Miller
recording engineer: Mark Miller
guest: Nanci Griffith
additional engineer: Tom Brown
These tired ghosts that haunt my nights,
Mistakes of my own making,
When I depart at day's first light,
It's them I won't be taking,
If I'm to leave this place I love,
I'll harbor no regret,
I cannot wait to see her smile,
I cannot wait, and yet....

I grieve to leave, I grieve to leave this native land,
Across the sea, she waits for me to take her hand,
My every breath, my every bone,
Have drawn what strength they have from home.
But love is stronger I suppose,
And there's the tear upon the rose.

I've held my shoulder to the plow,
I've worked these fields for so long,
This earth has left its dirt on me,
And made my hands so strong,
It hurts to lay these reins aside,
My heart, and heaven, knows,
This rocky soil I've cursed and nursed,
Is no place to grow a rose.


I understand the risk I run,
I love, and I may lose,
But I have seen there, in her eyes,
A Rose I can't refuse.


CD 1
  • 1 I Miss My Home
  • 2 Born to Be a Bachelor
  • 3 Punjab Paddy
  • 4 Stain the Grout
  • 5 Tear Upon the Rose
  • 6 Summer’s Gone
  • 7 Piña Colada in a Pint Glass
  • 8 Fish and Get Fat
  • 9 The Lone‐Star Stowaway
  • 10 When I Win
  • 11 An Cailin Deas Rua
  • 12 Down Underground
  • 13 Cab Ride to Kingston
  • 14 Time, Drink ’em Up
  • 15 Short a Couple A’ Bob

  • Release information
    label: Lost Again Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 020286020424
    script: Latin