"I am of Ireland"   

New single by Cathy Jordan and Seamie O’Dowd   

[play below]  

   

From the forthcoming album (6/29/21)   

I AM OF IRELAND / Yeats in Song   

   

24 poems of W.B. Yeats set to music by Raymond Driver   

Performed by various Celtic folk artists

 

"I am of Ireland"  by  William Butler Yeats 

 

 'I am of Ireland,  

And the Holy Land of Ireland,  

And time runs on,' cried she.  

'Come out of charity,  

Come dance with me in Ireland.'  

  

One man, one man alone  

In that outlandish gear,  

One solitary man  

Of all that rambled there  

Had turned his stately head.  

That is a long way off,  

And time runs on,' he said,  

'And the night grows rough.'  

  

'I am of Ireland,  

And the Holy Land of Ireland,  

And time runs on,' cried she.  

'Come out of charity  

And dance with me in Ireland.'  

  

'The fiddlers are all thumbs,  

Or the fiddle-string accursed,  

The drums and the kettledrums  

And the trumpets all are burst,  

And the trombone,' cried he,  

'The trumpet and trombone,'  

And cocked a malicious eye,  

'But time runs on, runs on.'  

  

I am of Ireland,  

And the Holy Land of Ireland,  

And time runs on,' cried she.  

"Come out of charity  

And dance with me in Ireland.'

 

 

General inquiries: Paul Marsteller at:  zebraspot1@gmail.com    

 Media inquiries:  Judith Joiner/PR at: judithjoiner@gmail.com

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