"Raglan Road" as written by and Paddy Moloney Patrick Kavanaugh....
On Raglan Road of an autumn day
I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I might one day rue

I saw the danger and I passed
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 passions pledged

The Queen of Hearts still making tarts
And I not making hay
Oh, I loved too much and by such, by such
Is happiness thrown away

I gave her gifts of the mind
I gave her the secret sign
That's known to the artists who have known
The true gods of sound and stone

And her words and tint without stint
I gave her poems to say
With her own name there and her own dark hair
Like clouds over fields of May

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet
I see her walking now
Away from me so hurriedly
My reason must allow

That I had loved not as I should
A creature made of clay
When the angel woos the clay
He'll lose his wings at dawn of day

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"Raglan Road" as written by Patrick Kavanagh Paddy Moloney

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    Song MeaningOkay as far as i know; the words of this song come from a poem written by irish poet Patrick Kavanagh (county monaghan). Made famous by Luke Kelly of the Dubliners who added the air of the traditional song The Dawning of the Day to it. Raglan road refers to a street in Dublin (ballsbridge). The poem essentialy is the poet recalling a love affair with a young woman
    johndjhon April 04, 2011   Link

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