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The Song Grace

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by superleigh, Oct 2, 2016.

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  1. superleigh

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    Whats the story behind why we sing it ? I personally dont like it tbh but my friend assures me theres a good story behind it but after i asked he never replied must be busy. So can anyone tell me the story behind why we sing it ?

    I know everyone loves it and a just cant take to it.
     
  2. brads-bhoy1888

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  3. StPauli1916 Gold Member Gold Member

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  4. superleigh

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    Great story. Hopefully i can grow in to it
     
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  5. packybhoy Administrator Administrator

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    A powerful ballad. Definitely a love story with oppression and murder. We sing it to remember.
     
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    I've always wanted to hear it sung at Celtic games, especially the year that it is.

    So I'm pleased it has taken off :)
     
  7. CookieMonster Geez yer cookies Gold Member

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    Love hearing it at every game now, that rendition vs City was unreal.
     
  8. Sean Daleer Ten Thirty Gold Member

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    The Dundee one is fantastic as well.
     
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  9. Lion1961 Administrator Administrator

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    Most will know the chorus only and once the entire song becomes better known and belted out especially at Parkhead then the better it'll sound.

    As we gather in the chapel here in old Kilmainham Jaill
    I think about these past few weeks, oh will they say we've failed?
    From our school days they have told us we must yearn for liberty
    Yet all I want in this dark place is to have you here with me

    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

    Now I know it's hard for you my love to ever understand
    The love I shared for these brave men, the love for my dear land
    But when glory called me to his side down in the GPO
    I had to leave my own sick bed, to him I had to go

    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'll place this wedding ring upon your finger
    There won't be time to share our love for we must say goodbye

    Now as the dawn is breaking, my heart is breaking too
    On this May morn as I walk out, my thoughts will be of you
    And I'll write some words upon the wall so everyone will know
    I loved so much that I could see his blood upon the rose.

    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'll place this wedding ring upon your finger
    There won't be time to share our love for we must say goodbye
    For we must say goodbye
     
  10. Sean Daleer Ten Thirty Gold Member

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    Is it not 'Padraig Called me to his Side, down in the GPO'?
     
  11. CookieMonster Geez yer cookies Gold Member

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    Just saw the video of it this morning, it was brilliant.
     
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    It is, yeah.
     
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    Great song and story, I've always loved the song
     
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    Wasnt a fan at first, but its grown on me, listened to it twice today already.
     
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    It was beautiful on Wednesday. There's something about it that compliments a champions league night so well.
    All the league renditions have been superb also , for me it has already forged itself as a memorable part of a what is becoming a most memorable season
     
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    May as well post here as I had help some time ago. Looking for a version of this song sung by Patricia Fearns, anyone able to help me out??
     
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    Love the song. I think the blarney pilgrims version tops everything else
     
  18. Gyp Rosetti Gold Member

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    No chance, the legend that is Jim McCann is the version

     
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    Not too keen on it either, hopefully it grows on me too.
     
  20. Los Palmas 7 something strange happened Gold Member

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    Agree, listened to lots of different versions of the song and no one comes close to jim mccann, green brigade not bad though(insert wee thumbs up guy)
     
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