Purple Flower

from by Kilted Kings

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I love song written outside Galway, Ireland during my Celtic Invasion Vacations of 2012

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There's a wren on a rock wall
Thorny gorse grows all around
It is miles to the ocean
And to auld Galway town
My feet feel so weary The miles feel so weary
Without you by my side
So I'll pick this purple flower
For the day we reunite

Here's a flower, my darling
From the banks of Ross Lake
It will sit by my bedside
Til your form I embrace

I walk the Aran Islands
Honeysuckle is all in bloom
The rock roads seem harder
With my heart missing you
Though the beer is ever flowing
And the craic is quite grand
Though the music may be growing
It is lonely in this land.

The sun rises too slowly
Over Galway's brisk bay
Crashing waves seem to slow us
As we sail from the quay
I see you by the pierside
And my heart starts to soar
In my hand is your purple flower
Now you're mine once more

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from Name On My Soul, released February 2, 2017
words and music Marc Gunn

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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