Eve Of All Souls

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A ghost tale of deceased murderers, thieves and misers who rise again on the Eve of All Souls.

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Eve Of All Souls

Poor young Lady Caldwell she wears a silver gown
She died of a poison and lies underground
Barney Wall of Linen Hall a sneak thief he died
Under the shade of the gallows high
Though they may rest in peace and all have disappeared
They rise by the moon one night of the year

They dance all night and rattle their bones
On the eve of all souls,
Through the graveyard Laughing in the dark
They dance all night and rattle their bones
On the eve of all souls,
As the night fades They hop back in their graves

Michael Fleet of Barrow Street a highwayman he
Shot by the mail coach as he was riding free
Brendan late of Newgate whose soul it was black
Found in a sewer with a dagger in his back
Though they may rest in peace and all have disappeared
They rise by the moon one night of the year

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Molly Reid of Palace Street whose heart it was cruel
Murdered a rival and felt the hangman’s noose
Albert White a miser who lived all alone
They found him in bed with his fifty pound notes
Though they may rest in peace and all have disappeared
They rise by the moon one night of the year

Chorus

© Copyright 2016 Maurice McGrath

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from Winsome Ways, released December 7, 2016
Written, played and recorded by Maurice McGrath. Backing vocals by Michelle Burrowes.

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Maurice McGrath Dublin, Ireland

www.mauricemcgrath.com

I am a songwriter based in Dublin Ireland. I write songs which are influenced by traditional folk songs and singers. I play guitar, banjo, mandolin, low whistle, and sing. Influences include Nic Jones, Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Martin Carthy, Niamh Parsons.



I'm also influenced by the singers at the various traditional music and unaccompanied singing sessions.
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