Ballad of Abraham Weeks

by Daniel Kelly – 2023

          Em   G        D    Em
I was a working man in London town,
          C         G    D              Em
But the call it came to fight for the crown,
Em             C         D            G
For a roguish empire, I’d no wish to die,
     Em        G      D     Em
So I fled to Dublin, by and by.

Now the rebels they had Easter plans,
In 1916 when it all began,
I threw in my lot, with James Connolly,
A Worker of the World like me,

     G               D
It’s not my war, it’s not my land,
        Em       D       C         D
But in freedom’s name, I’ll take a stand,
     Em     G       D         G
And if by chance, I’m doomed to fall,
     Am             G         D
I am proud to have answered the call,
      Am            D         G
I am proud to have answered the call,

On Monday morn, I took the oath,
Of the Citizen’s Army, at the Post,
A Jew amongst Protestants, Catholics to,
Fighting for a country new.

Then England rained the fire down,
They shelled us to hell in Dublin town,
There was death by every street and wall,
Those heroes who answered freedoms call,

But the sacrifice of Woman and Man,
Sparked the nations heart again,
For an Ireland free, from the tyrant’s blade,
Is the legacy these heroes made

Triumph of the Witch

by Daniel Kelly - 2023

    Em           G
Oh Lucy I can’t sleep tonight,
         D                G
There’s something on my mind,
    C            G
I feel as if the world is slowly,
    C        D
Starting to unwind,

A dreadful thing is hanging there,
    C            G
Just beyond my sight,
    C                G
Come out with me and let us see,
         D                G
What trouble brews this night.

Aslan, he steals away from camp,
Beneath the moon aglow,
We’ll follow him a short way off,
To see where he does go,

Oh children why do you follow me,
This thing I must do alone,
But I’d be glad of your company,
Until a little from the stone,

Do rest your hands upon my mane,
And walk with me as I go,
My heart is heavy on this night,
With all the things I know,

About the path before me,
And the paths I leave behind,
The way ahead is darkness,
Before the light we find,

Here you must stop and leave me,
And keep well out of sight,
They anointed him with kisses,
And wept tears on the night,

And the things they saw thereafter,
I shall not further tell,
But it was Lucy and brave Susan,
Who watched the king who fell,