When I Am To Die

from by The Carolan Brothers

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Oh my good Lord, I got so much to live for,
I got my health, a loving woman, and my family
So if there must come a time, when I am to die,
Please let it be now cos I'm so happy.

You will find me propping up the bar, drinking through the last straw,
Thinking back on all the things I've done
I'm just putting off the morning, cos I know that come tomorrow,
I will have to face the storm that's sure to come.

Oh my good Lord, I got so much to live for,
I got my health, a loving woman, and my family
So if there must come a time, when I am to die,
Please let it be now cos I'm so happy.

You will find me stumblin' my way home in the early hours of mornin,'
Whistlin' to myself a happy tune.
If the Lord must take my soul, then he should take it at this moment
Cos the only song I'll know by mornin' is the blues.

Oh my good Lord, I got so much to live for,
I got my health, a loving woman, and my family
So if there must come a time, when I am to die,
Please let it be now cos I'm so happy.
For my girl could up and leave me in the mornin' if she pleases,
My body could be riddled with diseases.
And if I never do get better, at least family is forever,
and I'll see them all some day I do believe.

In the mornin', I will wake up and I'll know that trouble has found me,
And I have lived to face this awful day.
Well, I best get on with it, I'll die tryin' my best to live,
And act and live more like the good book say.

Oh my good Lord, I got so much to live for,
I got my health, a loving woman, and my family
So if there must come a time, when I am to die,
Please let it be now cos I'm so happy.
For my girl could up and leave me in the mornin' if she pleases,
My body could be riddled with diseases.
And if I never do get better, at least family is forever,
and I'll see them all some day I do believe.
Yes, I will see them all some day I do believe.

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from Equinox, released June 27, 2014
Euphonium, Trumpet & Saxophone by Barry, Neil & Rory Conlan

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The Carolan Brothers Ireland

The Carolan Brothers are a 6-piece folk and roots-rock band hailing from Drogheda, Ireland. The band place an emphasis on storytelling in the folk tradition, punctuated by memorable melodies and sweeping musical interludes. The band have become known for their distinctive vocal harmonies, and continue to draw an esteemed following with their raw, natural sound and retro-folk stylings. ... more

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