Bright Blue Rose

This song was written by Jimmy McCarthy. I learnt it at the Irish Songs and Singing class at the Hammersmith Irish Centre in London.

I skimmed across black water
Without once submerging
On to the banks of an urban morning
That hungers the first light
So much more
Than mountains ever do

And she like a ghost beside me
Goes down with the ease of a dolphin
And emerges unlearned, unchanged, unharmed
For she is the perfect creature
Natural in every feature
And I am the geek with the alchemist's stone

Chorus For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand
For having left the path of others
You find a very special friend

It is a holy place
It is a precious time
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow
It's always been and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

Chorus

For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand,
For having left the path of others
You find a very special friend

It is a holy place
It is a precious time
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow
It's always been and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

One bright blue rose outlives all those
Two thousand years and still it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

This song can be heard on the following albums:

Links

Video of Tommy Fleming singing this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJFDx-xhtjQ

Different versions of this song
http://www.mary-black.net/disco/songs/15.htm
http://www.greenjam.com.au/songs/_bright%20blue%20rose.htm

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