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The Waterboys — When Ye Go Away
Album: Fisherman's Blues
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Released: 1988
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Now he's brought down the rain
And the indian summer is through
In the morning you'll be following your trail again
Fair lady

You ain't calling me to join you
And I'm spoken for anyway
But I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

Your beauty is familiar
And your voice is like a key
That opens up my soul
And torches up a fire inside of me

Your coat is made of magic
And around your table angels play
And I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

Somebody left us whisky
And the night is very young
I've got some to say and more to tell
And the words will soon be spilling from my tongue

I will rave and I will ramble
I'll do everything but make you stay
Then I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

When ye go away...
When ye go away.
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 RabbitEars wrote:
There's now a version of this album, or just maybe a box set or something with earlier versions of songs on this record. It's really interesting to hear them, just to distinguish the changes that turned this album into a masterpiece. 
 

Thanks for that referral - I checked it out the last time I heard this here. And yes, this song especially... the framework is there in earlier versions but it took polishing to get this gem.
There's now a version of this album, or just maybe a box set or something with earlier versions of songs on this record. It's really interesting to hear them, just to distinguish the changes that turned this album into a masterpiece. 
moooooore old Waterboys pullleeeeese. this song is pure 
take a punt on Savage Heart album
i loved this album when it came out, thanks Bill... Mike Scott blows between mediocre and brilliance and this is brilliant
solid 9. thanks Bill!
This is perfect example of how to handle romantic songs well.  I generally find romantic songs sugary and overdone, this manages to to be emotional and beautiful without crossing that line.  Excellent!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Great song; indeed the mark of a masterpiece, if it makes you sad but melts your heart with poignant, Romantic poetry all the same... 
 
The stony old lump in my chest melts like a discarded ice-cream in the midsummer sun whenever I as much as think about this song. Gah!
I love it. Immer super Musik, sooooo guet
I really can't tell them from the War on Drugs these days
Steve Wickham on the fiddle.   Check out his solo stuff.   V. good too !   
Wonderful Song!
Love when that fiddle comes in. Perfect.
The H2O Boys never get old...
AWESOME !!   thx for this, Bill.
Waterboys always good....
 
dang, Bill is on fire today
Great song; indeed the mark of a masterpiece, if it makes you sad but melts your heart with poignant, Romantic poetry all the same... 

 lily34 wrote:
gosh, i love this. feels so sad but i just love it everytime.

 
Indeed.
 Grayson wrote:
So good to hear this gem again. Been a long, long time.

 
Same here
gosh, i love this. feels so sad but i just love it everytime.
 d-don wrote:
Got to get me some Waterboys. Great song.

 

If you're not familiar with them, this album was a huge departure from their earlier work which was superb but not of this ilk at all. Whole of the Moon and Pagan Place are the two standout albums prior to this.
This song takes me back.. 25 years? Wow.

Can't wait to see them tomorrow at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco. 
At first I thought this was being sung by the offspring of Gordon Lightfoot and Harry Chapin.  And I mean that in a good sort of way.

Steve
So good to hear this gem again. Been a long, long time.
a terrific song from a terrific collection of tunes from The 'boys
..(courtesy lyricsmode.com)..

Songwriters: SCOTT, MICHAEL / LENNON, CHARLES OLIVER

Now he's brought down the rain
And the indian summer is through
In the morning you'll be following your trail again
Fair lady

You ain't calling me to join you
And I'm spoken for anyway
But I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

Your beauty is familiar
And your voice is like a key
That opens up my soul
And torches up a fire inside of me

Your coat is made of magic
And around your table angels play
And I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

Somebody left us whisky
And the night is very young
I've got some to say and more to tell
And the words will soon be spilling from my tongue

I will rave and I will ramble
I'll do everything but make you stay
Then I will cry when ye go away
I will cry when ye go away

When ye go away...
When ye go away.
 MiracleDrug wrote:

They come over here and they take all our land
They chop off our heads and they boil them in oil
Our children are leaving and we have no heads
We drink and we sing and we drink and we die

We have no heads
No, we have no heads

They come over here and they chop off our legs
They cut off our hands and put nails in our eyes
O'Grady is dead and O'Hanrahan's gone
We drink and we die and continue to drink

O'Hanrahan
No O'Hanrahan

They buried O'Neill down in Country Shillhame
The poor children crying and fe dee din de
Hin fle di din fle di din fle de din de
In hey bibble bibble hey bibble bibble hey fle bibble hey

O'Hanrahan
No O'Hanrahan

We drink and we sing and we drink and we sing
(Hey!)
We drink and we drive and we puke and we drink
(Hey!)
We drink and we fight and we bleed and we cry
(Hey!)
We puke and we smoke and we drink and we die
(Hey!)

 
What does Denis Leary have to do with this song?
Thanks for playing this. It's an absolutely beautiful song.

They come over here and they take all our land
They chop off our heads and they boil them in oil
Our children are leaving and we have no heads
We drink and we sing and we drink and we die

We have no heads
No, we have no heads

They come over here and they chop off our legs
They cut off our hands and put nails in our eyes
O'Grady is dead and O'Hanrahan's gone
We drink and we die and continue to drink

O'Hanrahan
No O'Hanrahan

They buried O'Neill down in Country Shillhame
The poor children crying and fe dee din de
Hin fle di din fle di din fle de din de
In hey bibble bibble hey bibble bibble hey fle bibble hey

O'Hanrahan
No O'Hanrahan

We drink and we sing and we drink and we sing
(Hey!)
We drink and we drive and we puke and we drink
(Hey!)
We drink and we fight and we bleed and we cry
(Hey!)
We puke and we smoke and we drink and we die
(Hey!)


Thought it was Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits at first.  Very cool, despite the fact it's not DS.
 Alexandra wrote:


{#Yes}  You just can't go wrong with this band.
 
Totally agree. {#Cheers}
I've been listening to this album for years. It's still in my disc changer. Feels good to hear this here. {#Good-vibes}

 bluecshells wrote:


 

{#Yes}  You just can't go wrong with this band.
Was getting ready to upload to the LRC when unexpectedly  it begins to play on the main channel.
Got to get me some Waterboys. Great song.


Wonderful song! I'm not always a fan of folk music, but there's something captivating about this. 
bout time this was added!
I love this. my favorite on one of my favorite albums. So celtically lyrical!
Would love to hear this played. Beautiful, sad song.