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quokka Lyr Req: Song about Luke Kelly (20) Lyr/Chords Add: THE DUBLIN MINSTREL (O'Donoghue) 23 Feb 09


I don't know if this is what you're looking for but it's a bit similar... Attributed to O'Donoghue....does anyone have any more info?

THE DUBLIN MINSTREL

From[C] Dublin[F] streets and roads and down the years
Came grea[C]t musicians and balla[G]deers
There was a[C] special one, a red-haired[F] minstrel boy
And when he[C] passed away, a city[G] mourned its favorite[C] son
[Chorus]
All[C] around the markets and down the[F] quays
The sad[C] news spread to the liber[G]ties
The minstrel[C] boy is gone; he'll sing no[F] more,
And[G] Luke somehow[C] we know, we'll never see your likes again.

He liked to laugh and sing, he loved a jar
And his songs rang out in many city bars
I walked by the old canal near which he used to live
Down Raglan Road I'm sad as he'd so much left to give

Now the show is over; the curtain's down
A flame no longer burns in Dublin Town
While the Liffey flows beneath the Ha'penny Bridge
You'll be remembered, Luke, for all your songs and all you did.

Cheers,

Quokka


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