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AFTER THE MORNING
Release Date: 
2006

  • Lyrics:
    If you want me I'll be at your door
    And if you need me I'll be by your side
    Cos every day is a winding road
    And I'll always be here don't you know

    I wonder why, I wonder why, I wonder why
    I always try, I wonder why, I wonder why

    Chorus:
    Everytime I look at you I feel the blues
    Can't hide the pain inside
    No-one ever told me that my heart could break a hundred-thousand times
    Never in a million years I thought these tears could break a heart of stone
    If you need me let me know

    Well, if you've got no-one to give your heart to
    And if you've searched and you can't find the truth
    When they tell you this time to let go
    Well, I'll always be here, don't you know
    I wonder why, I wonder why, I wonder why

    Chorus

    Oh, nobody told me bout the wind and the trees
    And the summer breeze and
    You carry the weight of the World on your shoulders
    And the light is slipping through
    And I've seen the sun catching your eye
    Like the moon in the sky

    Everytime I look at you I feel the blues
    Can't hide the pain inside
    No-one ever told me that my heart could break a hundred-thousand times
    And though you've never asked me to believe it's true
    I've loved you from the start

    Oh I've got to find a way to mend today
    These wings that need to fly
    No-one ever told me that my heart could break a hundred-thousand times
    Never in a million years I thought the tears could break a heart of stone
    If you need me let me know

    (Words and Music By Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    The leaves fall from the trees like gold
    And I tell you that I love you so
    The river sings, it's time to go
    What lies ahead we'll never know

    And summer brings sweet memories
    When we danced all night on the dusty streets
    With an angel watching over me
    Your love has brought me to my knees

    Chorus:
    Well I've loved you and I wish it so,
    Wherever you decide to go
    Yes I've loved you well I wish it so,
    Wherever you decide to go

    We kissed under the tired moon
    And the stars shone down for me and you
    We listen for the cock to crow
    Come break of day you had to go

    Chorus

    I didn't want to let you leave
    I didn't wanna tell you no
    Cos I know how to make you feel
    And I don't wanna let you go

    I didn't want to let you leave
    I didn't wanna tell you no
    Cos I know how to make you feel
    And I don't wanna let you go

    Laa la la la ohh
    La la la la

    Chorus

    Yes I've loved you well and I wish it so,
    Wherever you decide to go
    Yes I've loved you well, I told you so
    Wherever you decide to go

    I've loved you well
    Wherever you decide to go

    I've loved you well

    Winter brings sweet melodies
    Come back to me


    (Words and Music by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    Kind friends and companions, together combine
    And raise up your voices in chorus with mine
    We will drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
    For we may and might never all meet here again

    Here's a health to the company and one to my lass
    We will drink and be merry, all out of one glass
    We will drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
    For we may and might never all meet here again

    Here's a health to the wee lass that I love so well
    Her style and her beauty, there's none can excel
    A smile on her countenance as she sits on my knee
    There is none in this wide world as happy as me

    Here's a health to the company and one to my lass
    We will drink and be merry, all out of one glass
    We will drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
    For we may and might never all meet here again

    Our ship lies at harbor, and ready to dock
    I wish her safe landing without shake or shock
    And when we are sailing to the land of the free
    I will always remember your kindness to me

    I have read that old proverb, I've read it so true
    My love is as fair as the bright morning dew
    I have read that old proverb, I suppose you have too
    So good friends and companions I bid you adieu

    Here's a health to the company and one to my lass
    We will drink and be merry, all out of one glass
    We will drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
    For we may and might never all meet here again

    (Traditional, Arranged by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    One night as I lay slumbering in my silent bed alone
    Some reckless thoughts came to my mind which caused me for to roam
    To leave my native country and the wee girl I do adore
    So I thought it fit to take a trip, strange lands for to explore

    Now the night before I went away I was walking over Brockagh Hill
    When I met my darling on the road and her eyes with tears did fill
    "Stay you at home dear John" she said "and do not go away
    For I'll have none to comfort me when you are on the sea"

    Well I took her by the lily white hand and I held her hard and fast
    Saying "adieu to you my darling for my ship it lies in Belfast
    But if you prove loyal sure I'll prove true for you know that I'm well inclined"
    So we kissed goodbye and parted and I left my girl behind

    And when we landed in Greenock sure the people all gathered around
    And they said I was a rakish lad come to put their harvest down
    They told me to return again and never more be seen
    So without delay I sailed away for Ireland's lovely green

    Sure when Mary heard that John was home her heart did beat with joy
    Saying "come into my arms" she cried "you're my darling lovely boy"
    Saying "come into my arms" she cried "of you I have thought great and long
    And let them all say as they will, our wedding will now go on
    And let them all say as they as they will

    (Traditional, Arranged by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    This is really not my home
    Oh where are you my lovely Johnny?
    I'm afraid and all alone
    There is no peace for me
    I'm sitting in the stranger's room
    Playing at the stranger's table
    Shining empty like the moon
    There is no peace for me

    Chorus:
    But in the darkness struggle cold
    I think about a garden valley
    Gentle as the leaves unfold
    Singing out across the bay
    Distant and so far away
    There is no peace for me

    I'm blinded by your city lights
    I wander through these fearful places
    The colours fade to black and white
    There is no peace for me
    And these are not the friends I know
    These are not their smiling faces
    A desert that no-one should know
    There is no peace for me

    Chorus

    Now I know and feel it well
    Poor immigrants deep sunken feeling
    Standing at the gates of Hell
    There is no peace for me
    Burned out by their master's greed
    Cruel exile transportation
    Robbed of every love and need
    There is no peace for me

    Chorus

    (Words and Music by Dougie MacLean)
  • Lyrics:
    When you feel so tired trying
    When you ask and no-one knows
    When your heart is tired fighting
    When you feel like letting go
    Take this love I've freely given
    Take this dream I'm wishing for

    How long is forever
    If I can't see you anymore
    I'll miss you most whenever October winds begin to blow

    Well these days have lost their meaning
    And these nights can feel so cold
    Endless days not ever knowing
    What is all this suffering for
    Take these words "so sad i'm leaving"
    Take this breath I breathe that's warm
    Take these tears so softly falling
    Take this love forever more

    How long is forever
    If I can't see you anymore
    I'll miss you most whenever October winds begin to blow

    How long is forever
    If I can't see you anymore
    I'll miss you most whenever October winds began to blow
    Now the leaves have started turning
    Wind whispers through my door
    And I'm dreaming of my father
    Safe in my heart forever more

    (Words and Music by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    "Oh rise up my darling and come with me
    I want to go with you and leave this country
    To leave my fathers dwelling, this house and the land"
    So away goes Jamie with his love in his arms

    They go over hills and the mountains and glens
    Traveling all through the night in the mist and the rain
    But her father has followed and has taken his men
    And he captured poor Jamie with his love in his arms

    Now home she was taken to her room she is bound
    While poor Jamie lies on the cold stoney ground
    And he knows all the while before the judge he will stand
    For the stealing of nothing but his own true love's hand

    In the cold hard iron his hands they are bound
    Handcuffed like a murderer and tied to the ground
    And the goaler tells Jamie "last night I did hear
    That your Lady will hang you or else set you clear"

    The judge says "this young girl being tender in youth
    If Jamie is guilty she will tell the truth"
    Then the radiant beauty before him did stand
    "Oh I'm happy to see you my bold Irish lad"

    But the father cries out "Lord have pity on me
    For the man came to bring disgrace to my family
    And he stole my only daughter, all part of his plan
    And if you don't hang him I will quit the land"

    But the daughter is crying and begging is she
    "The fault isn't Jamie's the blame lies with me
    I forced him to leave and run away with me
    And I'll die if I can't save my bold Jamie"

    "Good Lord he has stole all her jewels and her rings
    Gold watches and amber, all my precious things
    And it costs me a fortune in thousands of pounds
    And I'll take the life of Jamie before I lie in the ground"

    "Good Lord I gave them as a token of love
    And when we are parted I'll have them removed
    But a true lovers token wear on your right hand
    And think of me darling when you're in a foreign land"

    (Words and Music by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    After the morning there comes an evening
    And after the evening another day
    And after a false love there comes a true love
    I'd have you listen now to what I say

    I swear my love is the finest young man
    As fair as any the sun shines on
    But how to save him, I do not know it
    For he has got a sentence to be hung

    As he was marching the streets of Derry
    I own he marched up right manfully
    Being much more like a commanding officer
    Than a man to die upon the gallows tree

    "What keeps my love so long in coming
    Oh what detains her so long from me
    Or does she think it a shame or scandal
    To see me die upon the gallows tree"

    He looked around and he saw her coming
    And she was dressed all in woollen fine
    The weary steed that my love was riding
    It flew more swifftly than the wind

    Come down, come down from that cruel gallows
    I've got your pardon from the king
    And I'll let them see that they dare not hang you
    And I'll crown my love with a bunch of green

    (Traditional, Arranged by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    When all is said and done
    You're still a lucky one
    And I've lost out again this time
    You said that we were strong
    Said that we'd go on and on
    Do you see that you were wrong this time?
    Now I want to tell you

    Chorus:
    If you wanted to break me
    If you wanted to see me falling
    I'll make it easy for you
    No, you won't have to try
    Really think you should know that
    Come the morning light
    There'll be no-one left to fight

    You say I'm not to blame
    Things don't often go your way
    Well maybe you were wrong this time
    Cos from where I'm standing now
    It doesn't matter any how
    We've lost too many friends this time
    Now I need to tell you

    Chorus

    When darkness follows you home at night
    And all the voices drown you out
    This world is turning us inside out
    Do you believe it is worth the fight

    Words and Music by Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman, Katie Marne, Chuck Norman
  • Lyrics:
    The snows they melt the soonest when the winds begin to sing
    And the corn it ripens fastest when the frosts are settling in
    And when the young man tells me that my face he'll soon forget
    Before we part I'll wage a crown, he's fain to follow yet

    And the snows they melt the soonest when the winds begin to sing
    The swallow flies without a thought as long as it is spring
    But when spring goes and winter blows my love then you'll be free
    For all your pride to follow me across the raging main

    And the snows they melt the soonest when the winds begin to sing
    And the bee that flew when summer shone in winter cannot sting
    And I've seen a young man's anger melt between the night and morn
    So it's surely not a harder thing to melt a young man's scorn

    So don't you bid me farewell here, no farewell I receive,
    For you will lie with me my love then kiss and take your leave
    And I'll wait here 'til the moorcock calls and the Martin takes the wind
    For the snows they melt the soonest when the winds begin to sing


    (Traditional, Arranged by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
  • Lyrics:
    Some walls are made of stone
    Some times we build our own
    Some walls will stand for years
    Some wash away with tears

    Some walls are lined with gold
    Some hearts stay safe and cold
    Some walls are made of doubt
    Holding in and keeping out

    If there's any hope for love at all
    Some walls must fall

    Some walls are built on pride
    Some keep a child inside
    Some walls are made in fear
    That love let go will disappear

    If there's any hope for love at all
    Some walls must fall

    How will you ever know what might be found
    Until you let the walls come tumbling down

    If there's any hope for love at all
    Some walls must fall

    (Words and Music by Mary Ann Kennedy, Pamela Rose & Randy Sharp)
  • Lyrics:
    Every time you touch my face
    Every time you touch my face
    I feel your soul's amazing grace
    Every time
    Every time you touch my face

    I'll try to love you tenderly
    I'll try to love you tenderly
    Loving you comes easily
    I'll try to love
    I try to love you tenderly

    Take my hand and don't look back
    Take my hand and don't look back
    We'll take a ride on the railroad track
    Take my hand
    Take my hand and don't look back

    We'll sing a song to the cities beat
    Where the white sheets hang above the dusty streets
    The songs we sing sound so sweet
    We'll sing a song to the city's beat

    I can tell that you need your sleep
    I can tell that you need your sleep
    We've been running round these lonley street
    I can tell
    I can tell that you need your sleep

    How much time do you think we got
    How much time do you think we got
    We had a little now we hope for lots
    Tell me
    How much time do you think we got

    Lets raise a glass to the ones we love
    Raise a glass to the ones we love
    And spare a thought for the ones above
    Raise a glass
    Raise a glass to the ones we love

    Lets raise a glass to the ones we love
    Raise a glass to the ones we love
    And spare a thought for the ones above
    Raise a glass
    Raise a glass to the ones we love

    (Words and Music by Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman)
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