Who Sang The Sun Is Burning? Wolfe Tones

Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
length: 2:59
Some other versions of "The Sun Is Burning"


The sun is burning in the sky
Strands of clouds go slowly drifting by
In the park the lazy breeze
Are joining in the flowers, among the trees
And the sun burns in the sky

Now the sun is in the West
Little kids go home to take their rest
And the couples in the park
Are holdin' hands and waitin' for the dark
And the sun is in the West

Now the sun is sinking low
Children playin' know it's time to go
High above a spot appears
A little blossom blooms and then draws near
And the sun is sinking low

Now the sun has come to Earth
Shrouded in a mushroom cloud of death
Death comes in a blinding flash
Of hellish heat and leaves a smear of ash
And the sun has come to Earth

Now the sun has disappeared
All is darkness, anger, pain and fear
Twisted, sightless wrecks of men
Go groping on their knees and cry in pain
And the sun has disappeared

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Slievenamon
  • 2 In Garran Na Bhile
  • 3 Four Seasons
  • 4 A Row in the Town (Erin Go Brath)
  • 5 God Save Ireland
  • 6 The Sun Is Burning
  • 7 Big Strong Man
  • 8 Rifles of the I.R.A.
  • 9 Skibbereen
  • 10 Sweet Carnlough Bay
  • 11 Ships in Full Sail
  • 12 Se├ín Treacy
  • 13 Holy Ground
  • 14 Uncle Nobby's Steamboat

  • Release information
    label: Dolphin Records
    country(area): Ireland
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin