LyricsDancing at the Crossroads

The Wild Swans

Last update on: October 25, 2020
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Well I (A)remember as a (D)young boy The beginning of sep(G)tember We were standing at the (Em)station

(G)Waiting for a (A)train. There was (A)priests and christian (D)brothers There was nuns and reverend (G)mothers There was guards and drunks and (Em)others But every(G)one was just the (A)same Well they (A)came from Ennis(D)corthy From New Ross and Ferns and (G)Gorey There was busses from Bun(Em)clody There was (G)horses, carts and (A)all And when they (A)steped out on the (D)platform They were shouting and (G)screaming And as they carried Larry (Em)Murphy He looked (G)twenty-five feet (A)tall So whats the (A)story Martin (D)Storey Now Wexford's really bound for (G)glory And when at last the cup was (Em)lifted They said we (G)brought it home for (A)you We were (D)dancing at the crossroads, In the shadow of a (G)bomfire Underneath the silver (Em)moon light We were (A)singing until (D)dawn, We were (A)dancing at the (D)crossroads, With the poteen and the (G)porter, Dancing jigs and reels and(Em) polkas Un(A)til the early (D)morn – (A) In every (A)bar down on the (D)main street They were hanging from the (G)rafters And they sang the boys of (Em)Wexford Like it was (G)going out of (A)style All the (A)bingo halls were (D)empty And all the Masses finished (G)early Sure no one ever saw the (Em)likes of Since the (G)time of JF(A)K And when we (A)look at young O(D)gorman And through the mid field he was (G)stormin And then the Cusack Stand e(Em)rupted When he (G)scored from 60 (A)yards And I (A)think of George O'(D)Connor So many said he was a (G)goner But when he stood up in the (Em)Hogan I even (G)saw an old man (A)cry (D)Damian Fitzhenry, Ger Cush, Sean Flood, (G)Rod Guiney, Liam Dunn, Colm Kehoe, (A)Billy Byrne, (G)Martin Storey John OConner, Tom Dempsey, George O'Connor, Adrian Fenlon and (A)Larry O'Gorman, (D)Rory McCarthy, Larry Murphy, Garry Laffan, (G)Eamon Scallan, Dave Guiney, Declan Ruth, (A)Jim Byrne, (G)Shean Carley, Paul Finn, Tom Kehoe, are the team, And the man that dared to dream his (A)name was Liam Griffin (D)Seamus Kavanagh, Joe Kerns, MJ Reck (G)and all the rest the brave young men of 96 Will be remembered (A)with the best (G)Rackard, Quickley, Wheeler, Doran, Buggy, Murphy, Nolan, Flood And the names I can't recall (A)Wexforc heroes one and all

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