Who Sang Raglan Road? The High Kings

The High Kings Memory Lane cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010
length: 3:41
On Raglan Road of an autumn day
I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I might one day rue
I saw the danger and I passed
Along the enchanted way
And 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 a deep ravine where can be seen
The worth of passion's pledge
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts
And I not making hay
Oh I loved too much and by such by such
Is happiness thrown away

I gave her gifts of the mind
I gave her the secret signs
Known to the artists who have known
The true gods of sound and stone
And word and tint I did not stint
I gave her poems to say
With her own name there
And her own 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 loved not as I should
A creature made of clay
When the angel woos the clay
He'll lose his wings at the dawn of day

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Step It Out Mary
  • 2 As I Roved Out
  • 3 The Fields of Athenry
  • 4 On the One Road (feat. The Wolfe Tones)
  • 5 Raglan Road
  • 6 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 7 Leaving of Liverpool
  • 8 Red Is the Rose
  • 9 Star of the County Down
  • 10 Boolavogue
  • 11 Cavan Girl
  • 12 The Rising of the Moon
  • 13 Green Fields of France
  • 14 The Irish Rover