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Lyr Req: Emigrant Eyes

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20 May 97 - 10:17 AM
Ralph Butts 20 May 97 - 11:43 AM
20 May 97 - 01:19 PM
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Subject: LYRIC REQUEST:Emigrant Eyes
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Date: 20 May 97 - 10:17 AM

Am looking for the lyrics of "Emigrant Eyes". I've heard it sung by De Danann's new (and excellent) male singer, but I think Dolores Keane has recorded it as well Håvard


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Subject: Lyr Add: IMMIGRANT EYES (Guy Clark & Roger Murrah)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 20 May 97 - 11:43 AM

This beautiful and moving song was written by Guy Clark and Roger Murrah. Enjoy.....Tiger

IMMIGRANT EYES—Guy Clark & Roger Murrah

Oh, Ellis Island was swarming
Like a scene from a costume ball,
Decked out in the colors of Europe,
And on fire with the hope of it all.
There my father's own father stood huddled
With the tired and hungry and scared,
Turn of the century pilgrims,
Bound by the dream that they shared.

They were standing in lines just like cattle,
Poked and sorted and shoved.
Some were one desk away from sweet freedom.
Some were torn from someone they loved,
Through this sprawling tower of Babel
Came a young man confused and alone,
Determined and bound for America,
And carryin' everything that he owned.

    CHORUS
    Sometimes, when I look in my grandfather's immigrant eyes,
    I see that day reflected and I can't hold my feelings inside.
    I see starting with nothing and working hard all of his life,
    So, "Don't take it for granted." Say grandfather's immigrant eyes.

Now he rocks and he stares out the window,
But his eyes are still just as clear,
As the day he sailed through the harbor
And come ashore on the island of tears.
My grandfather's days are numbered,
But I won't let his memory die,
'Cause he gave me the gift of sweet freedom,
And the look in his immigrant eyes.

    CHORUS


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQUEST:Emigrant Eyes
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Date: 20 May 97 - 01:19 PM

John Allan Cameron does it on his new release "Glencoe Station"

Frank Phillips


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQUEST:Emigrant Eyes
From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 20 May 97 - 10:25 PM

Ireland's Sweetheart of song, Margo O'Donnell recorded a moving version of this stirring ballad in 1995 on the album "Old Friends of Mine". When you listen to her sing it, you will see the entire story in your mind's eye.

Delores Keane also recorded a fabulous version in 94.


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQUEST:Emigrant Eyes
From: Ezio, Italy
Date: 31 May 97 - 03:08 AM

Danny Doyle also recorded a version of the song - it's in a CD with the same name of the song.

You can hear a chunck of it at:

http://www.clark.net/pub/linehan/irish/ddoyle.html (from here follow the Recordings link)


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Subject: RE: LYRIC REQUEST:Emigrant Eyes
From: Tiger
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 12:37 PM

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