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The Land We Call Tara - Dillon/Lennon

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Paul Lennon and I got our “Irish up” after our last collaboration and did one more to share with everyone. Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! Here are the lyrics:

The Land We Call Tara
© 2015 Lyrics - Colleen Dillon, Music – Paul Lennon

If I was to write an Irish song
To sing with my good friends all the year long
It’d be of green clovers, whiskey and Yeats
Poetry, music, and warm fires of peat
Poetry, music, and warm fires of peat

We’d come together to have a wee pint
The Guinness between us, good stories all night
The fiddle would sing with the drums steady beat
Tapping along with the shoes on our feet
Tapping along with the shoes on our feet

Someone would start a warriors’ lament
We’d cry in our cups for the lives that were spent
Freedom from the troubles America called
Away from oppression our children did crawl
Away from oppression our children did crawl

The song will bring us to the place we’d call home
Happy there now or by a dream in a song
One place we all know we will always belong
The land we call Tara is calling us home
The land we call Tara is calling us home

Johnny Stone's avatar
Johnny Stone said

Absolutely beautiful

Andrew Russe's avatar
Andrew Russe said

Wow - you guys really fit together well. Excellent sounds.

Guest said

Great song guys! Beautiful arrangement and lyrics. I'll be listening to it a bunch more times!

Gary Fox's avatar
Gary Fox said

This sounds like I am driving through the Irish countryside. Lovely!

Gene Eric Mann's avatar
Gene Eric Mann said

What fabulous poetry! Perfect music. EXCELLENT COLLABORATION, AGAIN, y'all -- What a team! The vocals are lovely and sweet.

Ron's avatar
Ron said

I am ready for some green beer now!! I agree with everything Greg said...you 2 make a great team...keep it up

Paul Lennon's avatar
Paul Lennon said

Emerald Gem! Thanks for everything.

Greg Connor's avatar
Greg Connor said

You guys are on fire! Each of you has the thing to compliment the other. Colleen, I was thinking of you over the weekend. Thinking about how far you have come musically since I met you last summer. These last few songs have stopped me in my tracks. Very impressive!

Guest said

Great job! Love the music and vocals......flute is especially cool.

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