Celticana

by The Sweet Sorrows

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released August 1, 2017

Sammy Horner Vocals, Guitar & Bodhran
Kylie Horner Vocals, BGV, Whistles
Phil Maderia Guitars, Lap Steel, Accordion & BGV
Dennis Holt, Drums & Bodhran
Chris Donohue Upright bass
Tim Cotterell Fiddle & mandolin

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Track Name: The Angel's Share
THE ANGELS’ SHARE
Sammy Horner/Phil Madeira

We've been on this merry dance a lifetime now,
And I know we didn't start so we could fail
But I think I've tried 'bout everything that anyone could try
And your coat's been hanging on that rusty nail.

It's time to go, say au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I've done my best to play this fare
Fair thee well won't be seeing you and I won't be back no more
I'm letting go as if you were the angels’ share.

I know that every person has their sins
I know that's true of me as well as you
But your words have cut me deeper than my old swiss army knife
Now it's time that I was cutting loose from you.

It's time to go, say au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I've done my best to play this fare
Fair thee well won't be seeing you and I won't be back no more
I'm letting go as if you were the angels’ share
Track Name: When Anger Burns A Bridge
WHEN ANGER BURNS A BRIDGE
Sammy Horner/Kylie Horner

It took some figuring out to get us this far down the road
I guess we missed some sweet spots on the way
It gets a little bumpy when you’ve been travelling for awhile
You just can’t find the words that you should say

But I ain’t giving up on the two of us
And here’s a little something we could both discuss
We both get a little jaded, that doesn’t mean that love has faded
We’ll take a chance even if it’s slim
When anger burns a bridge
Forgiveness teaches us to swim

This knocking off the edges as we try to get along
It's good at getting under our disguise
Even when it stings some, well I try to keep in mind
If we can stay the distance there's a prize

So I ain’t giving up on the two of us
And here’s a little something we could both discuss
We both get a little jaded, that doesn’t mean that love has faded
We’ll take a chance even if it’s slim
When anger burns a bridge
Forgiveness teaches us to swim

Well there aint no point in seething, they say passion rots the bones
And I'm stuck here treading water and I'm tired

It took some figuring out to get us this far down the road
Track Name: An Gorta Mor
AN GORTA MOR
Sammy Horner

Like cottiers and tenants we only rent our space
This holy ground we live upon is a temporary place
And the hardships that we suffer, are written on our face
And the faces of our family and our clan
An Gorta Mor, An Gorta Mor
May we never hunger as we did before
An Gorta Mor, An Gorta Mor
May we never hunger as we did before

A million souls were lost to it a million more did roam
To far off distant shores across the raging briny foam
Some dined on Peel’s Brimstone just to try and keep their home
And watched their children die before their eyes
May we never hunger like we did before
chorus

A different blight is with us now it’s poisoning our souls
Like the rotting crops that festered in those boggy Irish holes
The powerful and the greedy are heaping on the coals
Their hunger never stops for more control
An Gorta Mor

The blue screen lights our face and lights our children’s eyes
There’s instant information, but we can’t recognize
The difference from the truth and all the pretty little lies
And so we starve a little more each day

chorus
Track Name: A Hundred Years
A HUNDRED YEARS
Sammy Horner

Now every life lived fully is a life that errors much
We crave the things that hurt us
With eyes and taste and touch
But life is for the living
And the risks are heaven sent
May you live a hundred years and one more to repent
May you live a hundred years, may you live a hundred years
May you live a hundred years and one more to repent

It's not how you've been knocked down
It's the getting up again
A lesson learned is worth the cost
If next time you abstain
Then tell it to your children
As a lesson learned and kent
May you live a hundred years and one more to repent

chorus

Tho’ shadows linger at our door
They're given form by light
The glorious sun shall rise each morn
In spite how long the night
And every trial that we face won't win with our consent
May you live a hundred years and one more to repent

chorus
Track Name: Wexford In The Morning
WEXFORD IN THE MORNING
Sammy Horner/Kylie Horner

I came upon a travelling man,
His face as weather beaten as his coat
He told me that he'd travelled back to see his home again
Worked his passage from Australia on a boat
He didn't ask for sympathy, he didn't ask for cash
In fact he only stopped to talk a while
He offered some advice I've not forgotten to this day
He gave it with a wink and with a smile

He said, may Jesus travel with you to every place you roam
In sunshine and when the weather’s storming
For every weary traveller needs to set their baggage down
Thank God I'll be in Wexford in the morning

You knew he'd seen a mile or two
His eyes betrayed sweet sorrows that he knew
But his voice contained a sparkle of a man with lesser years
And the words he spoke were altogether true
He said roaming was the finest way to figure this life out
You never know what's just around the bend
It could be a disaster or a blessing straight from God
A fight or a fine whiskey with a friend

chorus

And so he took his leave of me
I watched him as he walked towards the sun
A spring was in his step as if he knew the road ahead
As if it was an often travelled one
I walked along the way and then I heard his voice once more
I turned he cocked his head and winked an eye
He said ‘just one more thing, go live each day like it's your last
And love with every breath until you die!’

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Track Name: Heartbreaking Beautiful
HEARTBREAKING BEAUTIFUL
Sammy Horner

I like the way you smile at me just because you can
And when I cry at movies but you won’t ‘causeKi you’re a man
I like the way you treat me with love and dignity.
I call it heart breaking beautiful ain’t that how it should be

I like the way your eyes close when I’m playing my guitarra
And when your reading poetry you lose all your mascara
And when your pouring drinks out, one for you and one for me
I call it heart breaking beautiful ain’t that how it should be

I like how we walk arm in arm and watch the sun go sinking
And how we look like we're both drunk without us ever drinking
I like the road that starts in strife and ends in harmony
I call it heart breaking beautiful ain’t that how it should be


I like the way you look at me through sleepy morning eyes,
And how you think that making out is valid exercise
The way you talk with animals I think most would agree
I call it heart breaking beautiful ain’t that how it should be
Track Name: A Few Scars
A FEW SCARS
Sammy Horner

It was cool when we collided, the day when our paths crossed
We thought we’d win no matter what the cost,
But we all got our baggage, tho’ we try hard to forget
We got a few scars baby and they ain’t healed over yet.

It seemed like it was perfect from that first moment’s glance
When we embraced our tender new romance
But the love songs didn’t tell us from that old dashboard cassette
We got a few scars baby, they ain’t healed over yet

I was licking my wounds when you came along, I guess I hid them well
We’re further down the road and I know that you can tell
We got a ways to go, could use some help and I know you’re my best bet
We got a few scars baby, they ain’t healed over yet

It ain’t true that time heals all things but I think that love just might
So forgive me when I grow as dark as night
Well I sure ain’t no Romeo
And I'm no Juliet
We got a few scars baby, they ain’t healed over yet

chorus
Track Name: A Place That We Can Rest
A PLACE WHERE WE CAN REST
Sammy Horner

I’ve travelled all around this world, a pilgrim just like you
But journeys are as different, as the place you journey to
Yet every soul eventually has only one request
That their final destination is a place that they can rest

Some call its name Nirvana and Tir Na Nog as well
Some say better Heaven than a fearful place called Hell
It seems as though you have to die for you to find the best
So I wonder if this weary world has a place for us to rest

Now one came many years ago, these words he had to say
There is a kingdom here and now and enter it you may
Its built on truth and justice, I speak no word of jest
The best of you, the worst of you can find a place to rest

Well this was music to the orphan, to the widow’s heart a song
The outcast laughed with joy at last, the place he could belong
And everyone who doubted, everyone who second guessed
They are ushered through a thin veil to a place that they can rest

I don’t have many answers, my questions still abound
I cant explain the pain and hate I witness all around
But an open invitati on goes out to those I detest
Come lay your burden down here in a place where you can rest

So to every father’s daughter, and to every mother’s son
No matter how you’ve got it wrong, no matter what you’ve done
If you’ve made great decisions, or your life’s been a mess
Lets raise a glass together in the place where we can rest
Track Name: Each Man's Labour
EACH MAN’S LABOUR
Sammy Horner
There is a story I recall
My father taught when I was younger
There is a place we’ll meet again
I said ‘I hope you are not wrong sir’
He said love the Lord above
Help your kin and help your neighbour
And do your best to live in peace
This is surely each man’s labour

And I remember as a child
My mother sang this old song to me
It was the sweetest melody
And to this day it’s words pursue me
She sang love the Lord above
Help your kin and help your neighbour
And do your best to live in peace
This is surely each man’s labour

And as the years go drifting by
Those words seem ever to be near me
So I will pass them on to you
And hope in love that you can hear me
I say love the Lord above
Help your kin and help your neighbor
And do your best to live in peace
This is surely each man’s labour