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Celtic Symphony lyrics

The Wolfe Tones

Doo doo_ Doo doo doo doo doo_ Doo doo doo doo doo...

Far across the sea, when the devil got a hold of me
He wouldn't set me free, he kept me soul for ransom

Na na na na na...

I'm a sailor man from Glasgow town,
I've roamed the world around and round
Meanest thing that I have found
In all me days of wandering

Na na na na na...

I could see his evil eyes,
Then he took me by surprise,
Take me to your paradise,
I want to see the Jungle.

Na na na na na...

Here we go again, we're on the road again.
We're on the road again, we're on the way to paradise.
We love the jungle deep, that's where the lion sleeps
For then those evil eyes, they have no place in paradise

I paint graffiti on the walls, just as the sun was going down
I see graffiti on the walls - for the Celts! for the Celts!
Graffiti on the walls says we're magic, magic,
Graffiti on the wall...I see grafitti on the wall

And it says, ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
It says ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.

[Instrumental]

We went thru' each jungle deep
For the paradise that we did seek
Twas no trip for the weak
They're waltzing with the natives

Na na na na na...

From the Amazon to Borneo,
From Africa to Tokyo,
To the darkest jungles of the world,
Nowhere could I lose him.

Na na na na na...

Around in circles every way,
He turned to me and he did say,
"I think you're leading me astray,
I want your soul, me boyo!"

Na na na na na...

Here we go again, we're on the road again.
We're on the road again, we're on the way to paradise.
We love the jungle deep, that's where the lion sleeps
For then those evil eyes, have no place in paradise

I paint graffiti on the walls, just as the sun was going down
I see graffiti on the walls - for the Celts! for the Celts!
Graffiti on the walls says we're magic, magic,
Graffiti on the wall... I see grafitti on the wall

And it says ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.
Ooh ah up the 'RA, say ooh ah up the 'RA.

Song Details

Celtic Football Club Logo

Writer: Brian Warfield from The WolfeTones

Brief: The song was written by Warfield in 1987 for the centennial of the Celtic Football Club (commonly referred to as Celtic) - a professional Scottish Football club based in Glasgow. The club was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow.

Introduction to the song by Tommy Byrne:

There's no more sacred ground in all of Scotland than that of Parkhead - home of the famous Glasgow Celtic Football team, and we are very proud to have played on that very pitch.

Category: Irish Rebel Song

Albums: 25th Anniversary (Jan 1, 1989), St. Patrick's Day Party (Mar 7, 2006), Celtic Symphony (Mar 5, 2010), At Their Very Best live (July 9, 2010), 50th Anniversary Concert (Nov 21, 2014),

Covers: Blackthorn, Chris Carney, Tír Chonaill, Damien Quinn.

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