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  1. An Gorta Mor

From the album Celticana

Lyrics

AN GORTA MOR
Sammy Horner

Like cottiers and tenants we only rent our space
This holy ground we live upon is a temporary place
And the hardships that we suffer, are written on our face
And the faces of our family and our clan
An Gorta Mor, An Gorta Mor
May we never hunger as we did before
An Gorta Mor, An Gorta Mor
May we never hunger as we did before

A million souls were lost to it a million more did roam
To far off distant shores across the raging briny foam
Some dined upon Peel’s Brimstone just to try and keep their home
And watched their children die before their eyes
May we never hunger like we did before


A different blight is with us now it’s poisoning our souls
Like the rotting crops that festered in those boggy Irish holes
The powerful and the greedy are heaping on the coals
Their hunger never stops for more control
An Gorta Mor

The blue screen lights our face and lights our children’s eyes
There’s instant information, but we can’t recognize
The difference from the truth and all the pretty little lies
And so we starve a little more each day