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  1. The Auld Land

From the recording American Wake

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Lyrics

I want to know about the land from where we came
The story about the old man I never knew his name
I need to go to see that old house on the hill
Visit ghosts in empty rooms
The Celtic cross that bears my name?

I need to know the truth did we really own a Castle
Was my granddad really king of the clan so long ago
All I want to know, all I want to know
All I want to know, what is my name

I’m going to the old land to find my life before
We’ll sing on steaming dunghills
Cry tears on the shore
I pray my dreams all come true

I’ll walk the path where the righteous men of wars before
Sing a song of freedom and believe it’s really true
I’ll read the signs at the crossroads in the village square
Turn left for Ballykissangel, turn right for Ballycoog

I need to know the truth, did they die for Ireland’s glory
The patriot game they played, all the stories we were told
All I want to know, all I want to know
All I want to know, what is my name?

I’m going to the old land to find my life before
We’ll sing on steaming dunghills
Cry tears on the shore
I pray my dreams all come true

By The Elders © 2004 Elders Pub Music Lyrics by Ian