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"Raglan Road" can be found in Soodlum's 100 Irish Ballads Volume 2.It is a beautiful song of love at first sight and about being in love with the wrong kind of partner. The whole song is very poetic, I particularly admire the second verse:
"On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen the worth of a passion play
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts, and I not making hay,
Oh, I loved too much and by such and such, is happiness thrown away.
I give my thanks to Carolin Hilleckes who sings this song wonderfully and brought my attention to it. I accompanied her once or twice in 1998 on the concertina.
"Raglan Road" has been recorded by:
The Chieftains on "An Irish Evening: Live At The Grand Opera House in Belfast" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Philip Coulter on "Forgotten Dreams" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Philip Coulter on "A Touch of Tranquility" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
The Chieftains on "The Chieftains - An Irish Evening" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
The Chieftains on "Irish Heartbeat"
Geoff Grainger on "Manifold Love"
Philip Coulter on "Celtic Collections: Phil Coulter"
The Dubliners on "Celtic Collections: The Dubliners"
The Dubliners on "Milestones"
Various Artists on "In Dublin's Fair City: A Musical Tour"
Geoff Grainger on "In t' Praties"