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Lyr Req: The Moon on Clancy's Wings

Jim Dixon 20 Oct 08 - 08:00 PM
GUEST,Joy 19 Oct 08 - 01:58 PM
Peace 18 Dec 07 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,Lunchbox 18 Dec 07 - 01:50 PM
Ezio 16 Aug 97 - 02:29 AM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Moon on Clancy's Wings
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 08:00 PM

Here's a page at ElectricScotland.com advertising Matt & Orlaith Keane's album "Pictures in Time." On that page, you can play the complete song THE MOON ON CLANCY'S WINGS.

He sings "lads", not "drunks".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Moon on Clancy's Wings
From: GUEST,Joy
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 01:58 PM

Matt Keane has just released a new cd called Pictures in Time, and The Moon on Clancy's Wings is the first song on it.

I had never heard the song before, but his version is just amazing. Worth tracking down the cd online...I don't think it's in any stores in the States...


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Subject: RE: The moon on Clancy's wings
From: Peace
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 01:55 PM

The above is--I think--from

www.geocities.com/jdcjr/SONGSI/Clancys_Wings.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOON ON CLANCY'S WINGS (Ashdown, Stewart)
From: GUEST,Lunchbox
Date: 18 Dec 07 - 01:50 PM

Last night I tried to sing an Irish love song,
But it wasn't really coming from the heart
'Till my memory took me back again
To a small bar in New Orleans
Where an old man played the violin
And I sang and played guitar.
I was just a country boy.
The old man's name was Clancy.
Clancy lit a fire in me.
He made me sing and dance.

I was young and he had hairs of silver.
We charmed the hard-earned leather of their shoes,
And the toil-worn men from here to Oklahoma
Would sit and ache with longing
As we sang the songs of Erin,
Of warrior priest, and minstrel kings,
Of hearts and harps and heroes.
Clancy's dancing fingers
Wrapped them in a spell.

CHORUS: When Clancy played the violin,
He set my heart to music.
The words fell over like tears
And heaven whispered in the strings.
At night when the bars are closing
And the drunks begin to sing,
It's not the Milky Way they see.
It's the moon on Clancy's wings.

One warm September morning,
Clancy took me by the hand.
He bowed his head and whispered,
"Lad, I'm going home.
The old bow arm is cramping up,
The fingers slowing down.
I can't take another winter on the road."

Three years on a letter came,
Post-marked Donegal.
It had followed me around the world
And found me in St. Paul.
A closely written careful hand said
Clancy played his final tune.
He must have loved him dearly
To have taken him so soon.

CHORUS

Each night when the bar is closing,
This drunk begins to sing.
It's not the Milky Way I see.
It's the moon on Clancy's wings.


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Subject: The moon on Clancy's wings
From: Ezio
Date: 16 Aug 97 - 02:29 AM

This song is sung by Danny Doyle on CD "Emigrant eyes". I remember only the first stanza (but the song is rather long). I would like very much to have the whole song. THANK YOU

Ezio from Italy

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The moon on Clancy's wings

Last night I tried to song and Irish love song But it wasn't really coming from the heart Till my memory took me back again To a small bar in New Orleans Where an old man played the violin And I sung and played guitar I as just a country boy The old man's name was Clancy Clancy ______ _______ he maked me sing and dance I was young and he had hairs of silver We ____ ____ ____ ___ of their shoes(?) _____ ______ ______ ______ _____ CHORUS: When Clancy plays the violin he set my heart to music The words fell over(?) like tears I'll have(?) whispers in the strings At night when the bars are closing And the drunks begin to sing It's not the Milky Way they see It's the moon on Clancy's wings

..... rest of lyrics missing............


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