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Irish Blessing In Music & Song.

May the Road Rise to Meet You.

Irish “Go n-éirí an bóthar chun bualadh leat”, translates as “May the Road Rise to Meet You”.

Lyrics: American musician, singer-songwriter Roger McGuinn and his wife Camilla, (the former was founder and leader of ‘The Byrds’).
Vocals: Irish American singer-songwriter, Cathie Ryan.

May the Road Rise to Meet You.

Summertime the sun would shine, we’d lay out in the field,
Sheltered in the shadow of a tree.
We write our songs to take along,
And sing out on the road,
And you would always sing this song to me.

Chorus.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine down warm upon your land,
May the rain fall soft upon your face until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.


Autumn leaves would leave the trees,
In colours on the ground.
Swirling patterns beautiful to see.
I’d lay my head down on your lap,
I would not make a sound,
And you would always sing this song to me.

Repeat Chorus.

In the winter days the trees would shiver in the wind,
Waiting for the warming touch of spring,
You’d hold me in the firelight.
We’d stare into the flames,
And this is what you always used to sing.

Repeat Chorus.

May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

END

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