Raglan Road lyrics

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Raglan Road

On Raglan Road on an autumn day
I saw him first and knew
That his dark hair would weave a snare
That I might one day rue
I saw the danger and yet I walked
Along the enchanted way
And I said "let grief be a falling leaf
At the dawning of the day"
 
On Grafton Street in November
We tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worth of passion's play
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts
And I not making hay
But I loved too much by such and such
Is happiness thrown away
 
I gave him the gifts of the mind
I gave him the secret sign
That's known to the artists who have known
True gods of sound and time
With word and tint I never did stint
I gave him reams of poems to say
With his own name there and his shiny black hair
Like the clouds over fields of May
 
On a quiet street where old ghosts meet
I see him walking now
Away from me so hurriedly
My reason must allow
That I had wooed not as I should
A creature made of clay
When the angel woos the clay he'll lose
His wings at the dawn of the day
 
  • Raglan Road:

    Raglan Road is a road running between Pembroke Road and Clyde Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland. It is the setting of Patrick Kavanagh's poem "On Raglan Road". The road came into existence in 1857, on the conclusion of peace after the Crimean War, and was named after Lord Raglan (Fitzroy Somerset 1788–1855), the first Chief Commander in that war.

  • Grafton Street:

    Grafton Street (Irish: Sráid Grafton) is a principal shopping street in Dublin city centre. It runs from St Stephen's Green in the south to College Green in the north. The street was named after Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, the illegitimate grandson of King Charles II, who owned land in the area.

  • The Queen of Hearts still making tarts:

    A well-known pastry shop on the Grafton Street named "Queen of Tarts" advertises with this slogan.

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