Half Moon Bay

by Gerry O'Beirne

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Well here I am today In a kind of lost tomorrow I've got no inspiration in this town I was trying to watch the screen For any sign of movement Or to let someone know if it went down And to listen for your long beating wing I'm not thinking about a train Or any way of leaving As I write down these few simple lines Our conversation fell so short of being revealing But your night cry said everything And the rhythm of your long beating wing You came down from the sky When i was dreaming And you danced boldly around the room You changed all my music with your drums and desire Now all I hear sound and boom Is the Rhythm of your long beating wing
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Darkness Now 03:36
We're living in the darkness now Oh no so far from the light we have known You and I never satisfied for long And we're playing in a game of chance Please darling just one more hand In my heart I know we can start again We'll catch a plane Me and you And turn our heads into the blue to the blue And we hunger for a better day Oh no if only the words that we say Could take us back take us back home We'll catch a plane Me and you And turn our heads into the blue To the blue
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I am a driver on a western highway From the mountains and to the sea And there's a song on the western highway That's saying I will be free The sky is fading to the colour of the valley Dust of angels and dust of dreams Your city lights will shine on till tomorrow And I will not be here But your light is brighter than anything i've ever seen And i hear your voice on every station singing out of your dreams Here I am on the road again the song began And in the end was standing by I was standing by the sea And by the roadside the trees are shimmering Black and silver in the cold night air And under the moon a new song singing Saying I will meet you there And your light is brighter than anything i've ever seen And I hear your voice on every station Singing out of your dreams Here I am on the road again The song began and in the end I was standing by I was standing by the sea
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Angel Angel 04:52
Angel on the telephone angel on the telephone say she's going to be a rolling stone she's out making trouble in the town out making trouble in the town loves that trouble where it can be found How long have I been waiting, hours I spend Footsteps on the street and never reach the end Angel angel glory glory like a flower opening slowly like a rainbow all over me angel angel glory glory Angel where you been so long angel where you been so long when you gonna bring your trouble home You reach out for something wild reach out for something wild I used to think no love could ease my mind How long have I been waiting, hours I spend Footsteps on the street and never reach the end Angel angel glory glory like a flower opening slowly like a rainbow all over me angel angel glory glory
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Caperucita 03:26
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She walks a silver line sarah A silver line in the coldest winter Waiting for summer to come And she tears the night apart The night apart like a puzzle And there is no answer here So she writes upon the page Sarah Writes upon the page in the pale morning A song that nobody hears And she plays Shenandoah Plays Shenandoah on the piano All her chords tumbling down Sarah the world is calling you As it sails away Over the golden ocean To another day She walks a silver line Sarah A silver line in the coldest winter Waiting for summer to come
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I am going to the country, going down that verdant lane With nothing but a whistle in my hand, and a pocket full of rain Can you hear that distant sound coming down the West Clare Railway Running with the shades of gloria The wind is full of memories that murmur and sigh Hills lie in the foaming grass of Clare under the cold moon's eye But you should come and see them now when they are on fire And running with the shades of gloria And the waves roll at the headland when the tide is rising there And here there is starlight falling on the hills of Clare I knew them when i was hungry and I knew them when I was scared And running with the shades of gloria And I am going to the country where Miko in his prime Weaves a thread of melody in his own sweet time You can hear him sing and whistle any time you care To go running with the shades of gloria I am going to the country, going down that verdant lane With nothing but a whistle in my hand and a pocket full of rain Can you hear that distant sound coming down the West Clare Railway Running with the shades of gloria
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The first time I saw you down by the blue ocean You were talking like a fighter independently And hanging on to a dream that's what I remember But the wildness in you I can't explain And one day on the street comes a beautiful stranger From such a casual thing a great change has come And if he could have loved you more still there'd be no reason To go down that road where love's in vain Now I think I know your heart When love carried you away I heard you returned to Half Moon Bay To Half Moon Bay And it's a cold cold night and you can almost hear the sea wind blow As though on a radio a lonesome sound And he wonders where you are tonight and what are you thinking You're lost when he repeats your name And you turn on the headlights as the raging moon rises You go deeper and deeper in the familiar dark And as the fog is creeping in down in the valley You're high on a hill you're still going home And I think I know your heart When love carried you away I heard you returned to Half Moon Bay To Half Moon Bay To Half Moon bay
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I was born on the holy ground A running boy in fields of clover Living in the grandeur of my father's land By the side of the swirling sea I spent the days of childish wonder And the rocks i held in my young hands I never felt them slip away Well the sun shone bright upon the waves And the wind blew high as I was leaving And I sailed so far away Looking for adventure But I would not stay where the city streets Proclaimed so loudly man's endeavour Though music is a pretty thing In fine company And the wilderness took my breath away Under a sun that never falters A man has to find his way Where no-one ever goes It was in the south where my new home lay With a dark eyed girl and wild horses With hummingbirds and roses there In old Mexico There the winds of change they blew so far Of liberty and revolution And it seemed that each man heard in his breast The drumming of a nation Oh on the field where the guns did play I fell there with many another Where the sage brush grows And the desert wind is blowing free I was born on the holy ground A running boy in fields of clover Living in the grandeur of My father's land

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Gerry O'Beirne's first album featuring some of his well known songs and rhapsodic guitar work. Many of these songs have been covered by other artists including Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.

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released April 25, 2019

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Gerry O'Beirne Dingle, Ireland

6 &12 string guitar, National steel, ukuleles etc.. his songs covered by Mary Black, Maura O'Connell .. has released four albums..toured solo and with Sharon Shannon, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, & the Waterboys. Performed at the White House, on Prairie Home Companion, opened for the Grateful Dead, played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull. ... more

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