Caribbean Blue

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
...Eurus... 
...Afer Ventus... 

...so the world goes round and round
with all you ever knew-
they say the sky high above
is Caribbean Blue... 

...if every man says all he can,
if every man is true,
do I believe the sky above
is Caribbean Blue? 

...Boreas...
...Zephyrus... 

...if all you told was turned to gold,
if all you dreamed was new,
imagine sky high above
in Caribbean Blue... 

...Eurus...
Afer Ventus...
...Boreas
Zephyrus...
...Africus... 
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Ebudae

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Amharc,  mna ag obair la's mall san oich,
ceolann siad ar laethe geal,  a bhi,
Bealach fada annon's anall a choich. 

Look, women are working each day and into the night,
they sing of the brighter days that were,
the long road, back and forth forever. 
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Angeles

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Angels, answer me,
are you near if rain should fall?
Am I to believe
you will rise to calm the storm?
For so great a treasure words will never do.
Surely, if this is, promises are mine to give you,
mine to give.. 

Here, all too soon the day!
Wish the moon to fall and alter our tomorrow.
I should know
heaven has her way
- each one given memories to own.

Angeles, all could be
should you move both earth and sea.
Angeles, I could feel
all those dark clouds disappearing... 

Even as I breathe
comes an angel to their keep.
Surely, if this is,
promises are mine to give you,
mine to give... 
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Book of days

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
 One day, one night, one moment
- my dreams could be tomorrow.
One step, one fall, one falter,
East or West, over earth or by ocean,
one way to be my journey;
-this way could be my book of days..

O la go la, mo thuras,
An bealach fada romham.
O oiche go hoich, mo thuras,
na scealta na mbeidh a chioch. 

No day, no night, no moment
will hold me back from trying,
I'll fly, I'll fall, I'll falter,
I'll find my day - maybe far and away... 

One day, one night, one moment
with a dream to believe in.
One step, one fall, one falter,
found a new earth across a wide ocean.
This way became my journey.
This day ends together - far and away.
This day ends together - far and away.
Far and away. 

Translation:

From day to day, my journey.
The long road before me.
From night to night, my journey.
The stories that will be lost forever. 
 
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Evacuee

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Each time on my leaving home
I run back to my mother's arms,
one last hold and then it's over. 

Watching me, you know I cry,
you wave a kiss to say goodbye.
Feel the sky fall down upon me!

All I am,
a child with promises.
All I have
are miles full of promises of home. 

If only I could stay with you,
my train moves on, you're gone from view,
now I must wait until it's over.

All I am,
a child with promises.
All I have
are miles full of promises of home.

Days will pass, your words to me,
it seems so long, eternity,
but I must wait until it's over. 
 
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Afer Ventus

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
 Mare Nubium.  Umbriel.
Mare Imbrium.  Ariel.
Et itur ad astra.
Et itur ad astra.
Mare Undarum. Io.  Vela. 

Mirebile dictu.  Miribilia.
Mirebile visu.  Miribilia.
Et itur ad astra.
Et itur ad astra.
Sempervirent.  Rosetum. 

Afer Ventus.  Zephyrus.
Volturnus.  Africus.
Et itur ad astra.
Et itur ad astra.
Etesiarum.  Eurus.

Suus cuique mos.   Suum cuique.
Meus Mihi, suus cuique carus.
Memento, terrigena,
memento, vita brevis.
Meus mihi, suus cuique carus. 

Translation:
 
(the moon and the stars)
Mare Nubium.  Umbriel.
Mare Imbrium.  Ariel.
And so, one goes to the stars.
And so, one goes to the stars.
Mare Undarum. Io. Vela. 

(the earth)
Wonderful to speak of.  Wonderful things.
Wonderful to see.  Wonderful things.
And so, one goes to the stars.
And so, one goes to the stars.
Evergreens.  A garden of roses. 

(the winds)
Afer Ventus..  Zephyrus.
Volturnus. Africus.
And so, one goes to the stars.
And so, one goes to the stars.
Etesiarum.  Eurus. 

(the earthborn)
Each man to his own.  Let this be so.
That which is mine I treasure,
and everyone treasures their own.
Remember, earthborn,
remember, life is short.
And that which is mine is treasured by me,
as everyone treasures their own. 
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Smaointe...

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
éist le mo chroí, 
Go brónach a choích 
Tá mé caillte gan tú 
's do bhean cheile. 
An grá mór i do shaoil 
Threoraí sí me. 
Bígí liomsa i gconaí 
Lá's oích. 
 
Curfa: 
Ag caoineadh ar an uaigneas mór 
Na deora, go brónach 
Na gcodladh ins an uaigh ghlas chiúin 
Faoi shuaimhneas, go domhain 
 
Aoibhneas a bhí 
Ach d'imigh sin 
Sé léan tú 
Do fhear cheile. 
An grá mór i do shaoil 
Threoraí sé mé. 
Bígí liomsa i gconaí 
Lá's oích. 
 
Curfa: 
Ag caoineadh ar an uaigneas mór 
Na deora, go brónach 
Na gcodladh ins an uaigh ghlas chiúin 
Faoi shuaimhneas, go domhain 
 
Smaointe, ar an lá 
Raibh sibh ar mo thaobh 
Ag inse scéil 
Ar an doigh a bhí 
Is cuimhin liom an lá 
Gan gha's gan ghruaim 
Bígí liomsa i gconaí 
Lá's oích. 
 
Translation

Thoughts...

Listen to my heart. so sad forever; I am lost without you and your wife, the great love in your life. She guided me. Both of you, be with me always, day and night. Chorus: I cry at the great loneliness tears, so sad, and you sleeping in the quiet, green grave in deep peace. There was happiness, but it went away. You followed your husband, the great love in your life. He guided me. Both of you, be with me always, day and night. Chorus I cry at the great loneliness tears, so sad, and you sleeping in the quiet, green grave in deep peace. I think of the day that you were at my side telling stories of the days that were. I remember the day, without want and without gloom. Both of you, be with me always, day and night.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Book of Days (gaelic only version)

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Ó lá go lá, mo thuras,
An bealach fada romham.
Ó oiche go hoich, mo thuras,
na scéalta na mbeidh a chíoch. 

Translation: 
From day to day, my journey.
The long road before me.
From night to night, my journey.
The stories that will be lost forever. 
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Marble Halls

Lyrics by Alfred Bunn
[top]
I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
with vassals and serfs at my side,
and of all who assembled within those walls
that I was the hope and the pride.
I had riches all too great to count
and a high ancestral name. 
But I also dreamt which pleased me most
that you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same.

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand,
that knights upon bended knee
and with vows no maiden's heart could withstand,
they pledged their faith to me.
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
came forth my hand to claim. 
But I also dreamt which charmed me most
that you loved me still the same
that you loved me
you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

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