Who Sang Celtic Ray? Van Morrison & The Chieftains

The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988-6-20
length: 3:42
producer: Paddy Moloney and Van Morrison
recording engineer: Brian Masterson
background vocals: June Boyce
Lyrics
When Lewellyn comes around
And he goes through Market Town
You'll be on the Celtic Ray
Are you ready?

When McMannus comes around
On his early morning rounds
Crying "Heron 'a' lay"
You'll be on the Celtic Ray

Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
I can hear the mothers' voices calling
"Children, children, children"

When the coal brick man comes 'round
On a cold November day
You'll be on the Celtic Ray
Are you ready? Are you ready?

Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
I can hear the mothers' voices calling
"Children, children, children"

Listen Jimmy! I want to go home.
Listen Jimmy! I want to go home.
I've been away from the Ray too long
I've been away from the Ray too long

All over Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales
I can hear the mothers' voices calling
"Children, children, come home children"
"Children, come home on the Celtic Ray"
"In the early morning we'll go walking
Where the light comes shining through
On the Celtic Ray

Come home children
Come home on the Celtic Ray

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Star of the County Down
  • 2 Irish Heartbeat
  • 3 Tá Mo Chleamhnas Déanta
  • 4 Raglan Road
  • 5 She Moved Through the Fair
  • 6 I’ll Tell Me Ma
  • 7 Carrickfergus
  • 8 Celtic Ray
  • 9 My Lagan Love
  • 10 Marie’s Wedding

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin