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Thread #15375   Message #138251
Posted By: Clifton53
19-Nov-99 - 12:42 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Holy Ground (from The Wolfe Tones)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Holy Ground
I knew this would be interesting.

Reiver II, the song I seek is on the Wolfe-Tones "Rifles of the I.R.A. record. I have never heard the Mary Black version referred to earlier. Nor is it the "fine girl you are" version. Wolfgang's lyrics are the same meter and rhyme scheme.

"We weren't long in the Artic Sea when we had spied a whale,

With harpoon in my icy hand, to hit I dare not fail,

With a harpoon in my icy hand, I shot, but struck before,

Twas then that I thought I'd like to be back in the Holy Ground once more". Chorus

Thanks all, Clifton