This is a traditional Irish song arranged by Altan and sung by vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. It appears on Runaway, t more...
This is a traditional Irish song arranged by Altan and sung by vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. It appears on Runaway, the sixth studio album by Altan, released in July 1997.
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Oh Kitty Ní Ayra
It's a shame how you left me forlorn
And the heart in my bosom
As dark as a black lump of coal
If I had but one wish
To ask of the good Lord above
Is to grapple with death each day
'Ere you left me alone
The gables are falling
And the rest of the house is in chaos
Since the good woman left
Who was innocent, gentle and kind
Her three seasons with me
Seem less than one hour in time
It's my poignant regret
That a cold lonely grave is her home
And Kitty, my love
Isn't it happy for you now to dwell
With the Saints up in Heaven
And thousands of saints without guile
And not be like me
Just praying and pining each day
For in the land of the Saints
Is the one that I chose above all
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