"Dearg Doom" as written by Eamon John Carr, Barry Devlin, John Martin Richard Fean, Charles Leslie O'connor and James Francis Lockhart....
My love is colder than black marble by the
Sea.
My heart is older than the cold oak tree.
I am the flash of silver in the sun.
When you see me coming you had better
Run...run...run...
>From Dearg Doom.

You speak in whispers of the devils I have
Slain,
By the fire of my silver Devil's Blade,
And still you dare to flaunt yourself at me.
I don't want you, I don't need you,
I don't love you, can't you see
I'm Dearg Doom.

And when the stars go out
You can hear me shout
"Two heads are better than none,
One hundred heads are so much better
Than one".

I'm a boy who was born blind to pain
And, like a hawk, I'll swoop and
Swoop again.
I am the flash of hawkeye in the sun.
When you see me coming you had
Better run...run...run...


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"Dearg Doom" as written by Charles Leslie O'connor Barry Devlin

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    General Commentas far as i know Dearg Doom means the Red Destroyer in this song
    JordyWordyon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Cu Chulainn, an legendary warrior in celtic Ireland. He had a crop of firey red hair.
    E-Mackon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Cu Chulainn, an legendary warrior in celtic Ireland. He had a crop of firey red hair.
    E-Mackon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCú Chulainn was also a warrior of the Red Branch Knights

    The music itself comes from a traditional Irish Song called O'Neill's March. The Chieftains did a great cover of this on one of their Live CDs
    The Lopperon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProbably the greatest Irish rock song of all, the riff is indeed O'Neill's March (or Cavalry or Cavalcade as it is also known). It's part of a concept album based on the Tain Bo Cuailgne and describes the boastfulness common among Irish warriors of the time, as well as some of the incidents referred to in The Tain. For example, "like the hawk, I'll swoop...." lines refer to CuChulainn's poractice of picking off the invading Connacht armies one at a time. For teh full story go check out horslips.ie and check the albums page. Magnificent song, though.
    bearhunteron March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdearg doom`s main melody comes from marcshlua ui neill, played by ceoltoiri chualann on the live o riada sa gaiety albumm recorded in 1969. o riada, apparently, rescued the tune from the vaults, but it is unlinke any other traditional piece so I wonder.
    thornleyon May 16, 2014   Link

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