#03112
One Road (Shanneyganock) video
See also: On The One Road (Sons Of Erin)
#1769: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission ~

We're on the one road, sharin' the one load,
We're on the road to God knows where;
We're on the one road, it may be the wrong road,
But we're together now, who cares?
North men, South men, comrades all,
Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal;
We're on the one road, swingin' along,
We're singing a soldier's song.

Though we've had our troubles now and then,
Now is the time to make them up again;
Sure aren't we all Irish anyhow,
Now's the time to step together now.

We're on the one road, sharin' the one load,
We're on the road to God knows where;
We're on the one road, it may be the wrong road,
But we're together now, who cares?
North men, South men, comrades all,
Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal;
We're on the one road, swingin' along,
We're singing a soldier's song.

Tinker, tailor, every mother's son,
Butcher, baker, shoulderin' his gun;
Rich man, poor man, every man in line,
All together now like Auld Lang Syne.

We're on the one road, sharin' the one load,
We're on the road to God knows where;
We're on the one road, it may be the wrong road,
But we're together now, who cares?
North men, South men, comrades all,
Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal;
We're on the one road, swingin' along,
We're singing a soldier's song.

Night is darkest just before the dawn,
From dissension Ireland is reborn;
Soon we'll all, united Irishmen,
Make our land a nation once again.

We're on the one road, sharin' the one load,
We're on the road to God knows where;
We're on the one road, it may be the wrong road,
But we're together now, who cares?
North men, South men, comrades all,
Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal;
We're on the one road, swingin' along,
We're singing a soldier's song.

####.... Francis O'Donovan [1900-1974] ....####
Variant of On The One Road, written in 1940 for the Frank O'Donovan Show, a traveling theatrical group which carried its own scenery and properties, and first featured in the musical show Thro' Erin's Isle at the Theatre Royal in Dublin, Ireland, St Patrick's Day, 1941.

This variant is featured in the video above and was recorded with the title One Road by Shanneyganock (Scallywags, trk#9, 2002 CD, Avondale Music Ltd, St John's, NL; recorded and engineered at Great Big Studio and Kenmount Studio by Spencer Crewe; produced by Shanneyganock and Patrick Moran; executive producer, Lyle Drake); and on a compilation album of various artists (Homebrew11, trk#1, 2010 CD, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

A variant was recorded as On The One Road by Sons of Erin (The Town I Love So Well, trk#14, 1978 LP, Erinson Records, St John's, NL; recorded at Audio Atlantic Recording Studios, Halifax, Nova Scotia).


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