Sean Keane - Isle Of Hope chords

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 Isle of hope isle of tears
Sean Keane & Dolores Keane


 C      G
 On the first day on    January,
 F      C
 Eighteen ninety -      two,
 F      Dm      F
They    opened Ellis    Island and they         let
The people      through.
        C       G
And the         first to cross the      treshold
        F       C
Of that         isle of hope and        tears,
        F       Dm
Was     Annie Moore from        Ireland
        F       G
Who was         all of fifteen  years.

        F       G7
Isle of         hope, isle of   tears,
        C       Am
Isle of         freedom, isle of        fears,
        F       G
But it's        not the isle you left be        hind.
        F       G7
That isle of    hunger, isle of         pain,
        C       Am
Isle you'll     never see a     gain
        F       G       F       C
But the         isle of home is         always on your  mind.    

In a little bag she carried
All her past and history,
And her dreams for the future
In the land of liberty.
And courage is the passport
When your old world disappears
But there's no future in the past
When you're fifteen years


When they closed down Ellis Island
In nineteen fourty-three,
Seventeen million people
Had come there for sanctuary.
And in Springtime when I came here
And I stepped onto it's piers,
I thought of how it must have been
When you're fifteen years.

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