These are the songs that are sung and played in Wind at My Back.


After the Ball is Over

by: Charles K Harris

from: Foolish Heart

A little maiden climbed an old man's knee

Begged for a story - "Do, uncle, please!"

"Why are you single, why live alone?

Have you no babies, have you no home?"

"I had a sweetheart, years, years ago

Where she is now, pet, you will soon know

List to the story, I'll tell it all

I believed her faithless, after the ball"

    

After the ball is over

After the break of morn

After the dancers' leaving

After the stars are gone

Many a heart is aching

If you could read them all

Many the hopes that have vanished

After the ball

    

"Bright lights were flashing in the grand ballroom

Softly the music, playing sweet tunes

There came my sweetheart, my love, my own

'I wish some water, leave me alone'

When I returned, dear, there stood a man

Kissing my sweetheart, as lovers can

Down fell the glass, pet, broken, that's all

Just as my heart was, after the ball"

    

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Beautiful Dreamer

from: The Marathon

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,

Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;

Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day,

Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!

Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,

List while I woo thee with soft melody;

Gone are the cares of life's busy throng,

Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!


Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea

Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie;

Over the streamlet vapors are borne,

Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.

Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,

E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea;

Then will all clouds of sorrow depart,

Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

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A Bycicly Built for Two

from: Summer Dreams, Summer Nightmares

Daisy, Daisy,

Give me your answer do!

I'm half crazy,

All for the love of you!

It won't be a stylish marriage,

I can't afford a carriage

But you'll look sweet upon the seat

Of a bicycle made for two.

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Cockles and Mussels

from: season five

In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty

I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone

As she wheeled her wheel-barrow

Through streets broad and narrow

Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!

Alive, alive-O! alive, alive-O!

Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!


She was a fish-monger, but sure 'twas no wonder

For so were her father and mother before

And they each wheeled their barrow

Through streets broad and narrow

Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!

Alive, alive-O! alive, alive-O!

Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!


She died of a fever, and no one could save her

And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone

But her ghost wheels her barrow

Through streets broad and narrow

Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!

Alive, alive-O! alive, alive-O!

Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive-O!

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Flight of the Bumblebee

from: Careers

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Hello My Baby

from: season four

Hello, my baby

Hello, my honey

Hello, my ragtime gal

Send me a kiss by wire

Baby, my hearts on fire

If you refuse me

Honey, you'll lose me

Then you'll be left alone

Oh baby, telephone

And tell me I'm your own

Hello, my baby

Hello, my honey

Hello, my ragtime gal

Send me a kiss by wire

Baby, my hearts on fire

If you refuse me

Honey, you'll lose me

Then you'll be left alone

Oh baby, telephone

And tell me I'm your own

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Scotland the Brave

from: A Meeting of the Clan

Hark when the night is falling,

Hear! hear the pipes are calling,

Loudly and proudly calling,

Down thro' the glen.

There where the hills are sleeping,

Now feel the blood a-leaping,

High as the spirits of the old Highland men.

 

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