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Green Island I

  • (Ewan MacColl)

    The island lies like a leaf upon the sea
    Green island like a leaf new fallen from the tree
    Green turns to gold as morning breezes gently shake the barley
    Bending the yellow corn
    Green turns to gold, there's purple shadows on the distant mountains
    And sun in the yellow corn

    They came in their longships from lands beyond the sea
    They came in their longships, they saw the land was green
    Wind in the barley, trout and salmon leaping in the rivers
    Sun in the yellow corn
    Leaping ashore, they slaughtered those who laboured in the barley
    Scything them down like corn

    The longships sailed away and new invaders came
    With longbow and lance, bringing death in England's name
    With sword and with mace they went reaping through the fields of barley
    They plundered the yellow corn
    Crop followed crop and prospered in the killing fields of barley
    And the harvest of the new young corn

    Marching down the years the men of war they came
    With bombs, assassain's bullets, c.s. gas and guns
    Ghosts from the past are chasing shadows through the fields of barley
    Hiding in the yellow corn
    Nine-hundred years they've tried to trap the wind that shakes the barley
    And the sun in the yellow corn

    The island lies like a leaf upon the sea
    Green island like a leaf new fallen from the tree
    Green turns to gold as morning breezes gently shake the barley
    Bending the yellow corn
    No force on earth can ever trap the wind that shakes the barley
    Or the sun in the yellow corn

    (as sung by Christy Moore)

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