Come Harvest Day

by Enda Reilly feat. Curt Tramel

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A song that contemplates what we've lost, how progress means more and more intensive farming and we hear some advice from the past when manual labour on farms was more prevalent in both the US and Ireland.

Written by Curt Tramel and Enda Reilly

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Come Harvest Day
by Curt Tramel and Enda Reilly 2021

It wasn’t long ago
Our fathers tilled these fields
Livin in and on the land
Hopin for a decent yield
Their tired calloused hands
Showed us what their love was for
Their families and friends
Round the table told us

Hold tightly to the plow
And to keep our rows straight
Never plant our dreams too thin
We only get out
what we put in
Come Harvest Day.
Come Harvest Day

Only the lonely silo stands
To remind us of those days
Like a watchtower on the land
Whistling for the old ways

And we think we’ve done our best
But’s what’s happened on our watch?
The fence rows have all gone
And it seems there’s just one crop
Yes it seems we’ve got to

Hold tightly to the plow
The only time we have is now
Let’s keep our rows straight
For the seasons never wait
Never plant our dreams too thin
We only get out
what we put in
Come Harvest Day.

Instrumental

We’ve left nature in the dust
She’s sleeping I suppose
The old farmyard’s full of rust
On and on it goes
On and on so

Hold tightly to the plow
The only time we have is now
Let's keep our rows straight
For the seasons never wait
Never plant our dreams too thin
Remember how they told us

Hold tightly to the plow
The only time we have is now
Let's keep our rows straight
For the seasons never wait
Never plant our dreams too thin

We only get out
what we put in
See you round the table once again
We only get out
what we put in
See you round the table once again

Come Harvest Day
Come Harvest Day
Come Harvest Day
Come Harvest Day

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released October 14, 2021
Enda Reilly and Curt Tramel

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Enda Reilly Plymouth, Michigan

Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist drawing influences from the likes of Christy Moore, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Dick Gaughan.
Rooted in the past with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly’s work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song.
Original songs in Irish and English, WB Yeats' poetry and collaborations.
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