Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“The Mad Lady & Me”

by Christy Moore

Composed by Jimmy McCarthy

1 version


Voyage album


(Source: Voyage)

Among the walls and ruins
Of the horrid civic stone,
I walked without a lover
For my older bones.
The sun was strong in going down,
It was a dreamlike day.
It's there I met the trinity;
It's there I heard them say.
And she said, "Bye, bye, Mama,
Goodbye, brother John.
Farethee well ye Shandon bells,
Ring on, ring on."
She leaned and leaned much closer
And she kissed them all goodbye.
Her mother said, "Don't go, my love!"
We all must, bye and bye.
A drunken tongue said, "Leave her off;
She'll drive us all crazy."
She turned around and caught my eye,
And both of us was she.
Up and to the limestone wall
And down the level steps,
She threw herself into the stream
With a splash and no regrets.
Side stroke swimming midstream,
Throwing kisses to the crowd,
And everything was silent,
And the sky knew not one cloud.
We were swimming out in the sunset,
We were swimming out to sea,
We were swimming by the Opera House,
The Mad Lady and me.

Produced by Dónal Lunny

(Source: Voyage)


(Source: Voyage)

Dónal Lunny bells , keyboards , guitar
Christy Moore vocals
Sinéad O'Connor backing vocals
Declan Sinnott slide guitar

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