Who Sang The Contender? Tommy Fleming

Tommy Fleming The Best Is yet to Come cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-8-9
length: 4:12
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Lyrics
When i was young and i was in my day,
I could steal what womans heart there was away,
Sing and dance into the dawning,
Blaze a trail until the morning,
Long before i was the man you see today,

And i was born beneath the star that promised all,
I could have lived my life between Cork, Cobh and Youghal,
But the wheel of fortune took me,
From the highest point she shook me,
By the bottle live by the bottle i shall fall,

But there in the mirror on the wall,
I see the dream is fading,
From the contender to the fall,
The ring, the rose, the matador, raving,

And when i die i'll die a drunk down on the street,
You can count me out to ten in clear defeat,
Wrap the starry plough around me,
Let the pipers air resound me,
There i'll rest until the lord of love i meet,

But there in the mirror on the wall,
I see the dream is fading,
From the contender to the brawl,
The ring, the rose, the matador, raving

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Follow On
  • 2 Jealous Heart (feat. Christy Hennessy)
  • 3 The Quest
  • 4 The Best Is yet to Come
  • 5 Something Inside so Strong
  • 6 Through the Barricades
  • 7 The Contender
  • 8 Bridge over Troubled Water
  • 9 Old Clothes (feat. John Hurley)
  • 10 Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
  • 11 Sand and Water
  • 12 Four Green Fields
  • 13 You Raise Me Up
  • 14 Bright Blue Rose
  • 15 Hard Times
  • 16 Steal Away (feat. Phil Coulter)
  • 17 When the Lights Go Down (feat. Mary Black)
  • 18 The Prayer (feat. Naoise Stuart Kelly)
  • 19 Danny Boy
  • 20 Lullaby (feat. Kate Purcell)
  • 21 Jubilee
  • 22 The Highest Point
  • 23 Restless Spirit
  • 24 The Things We've Handed Down
  • 25 The Garden Valley (feat. De Dannan)
  • 26 The Isle of Inisfree
  • 27 Will Ya Go Lassie Go
  • 28 Moorlough Shore
  • 29 Wait Till the Clouds Roll by (feat. Phil Coulter & the Voice Squad)
  • 30 Fare Thee Well Love (feat. Eleanor Shanley)
  • 31 May We Never Have to Say Goodbye (feat. Elaine Canning)

  • Release information
    label: TF Productions
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media