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Thread #16052   Message #662996
Posted By: Genie
05-Mar-02 - 02:23 AM
Thread Name: The Saddest Song of All--Part II
Subject: RE: The Saddest Song of All--Part II
"Grace" is a real tearjerker which, I understand, is based on a true story. (It's in the DT.) The Irish soldier (rebel?) is to be executed in the morning and marries his love that night, though they can touch only through the prison bars.
Here is the chorus: "Oh Grace just hold me in your arms and let this moment linger.
They'll take me out at dawn and I will die.
With all my love I place this wedding ring upon your finger
There won't be time to share our love for we must say goodbye.