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Emerald Isle


Artist: Blythe Riven
Artist's Description
A lyric about a man who roams the world but always comes home to the Emerald Isle.

Genre(s): World, Irish Celtic
Mood(s): Bright, Dancing, Fun, Lively
Style(s): Party, Story
Language(s): English
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Extended License:$60.00

Emerald Isle

By Blythe Riven
Verse 1
Here in my home town lives a man we all know
His name’s Tommy Shannon, where he is no one knows
He’s never where he ought to be, lord knows where he goes
Could be lost in the forest, or standing by the coast

Chorus
Oh turn your back and he’s gone like that, don’t know which way or why
Could meet him in Temple Bar or maybe up in Skye
Never stays away too long, always comes right back
It calls him home the Emerald Isle, homeward bound for the Emerald Isle

Verse 2
The rumour mill is busy, as soon as he leaves town
Off on another journey, doesn’t want to stick around
Oh apparently poor Tommy got stuck on Skellig Rock
Was captured by the fairies when he fell out his Currach

Chorus
Oh turn your back and he’s gone like that, don’t know which way or why
Could meet him in Temple Bar or maybe up in Skye
Never stays away too long, always comes right back
It calls him home the Emerald Isle, homeward bound for the Emerald Isle

Verse 3
He’s been known to tell wildfire stories, true or false I can’t decide
Is he wandering aimless, or just lose track of time
He’s been spotted in Letterkenny with a redheaded lass
Then a few days later, taking another woman to mass

Chorus
Oh turn your back and he’s gone like that, don’t know which way or why
Could meet him in Temple Bar or maybe up in Skye
Never stays away too long, always comes right back
It calls him home the Emerald Isle, homeward bound for the Emerald Isle

Verse 4
I’ve heard Tommy’s got fifty children, one in every state
Or won big in Vegas and then got locked in the county jail
He crossed every ocean and climbed every mountain top
But look on that horizon, good lord he’s coming back

Chorus
Oh turn your back and he’s gone like that, don’t know which way or why
Could meet him in Temple Bar or maybe up in Skye
Never stays away too long, always comes right back
It calls him home the Emerald Isle, homeward bound for the Emerald Isle

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