Epitaph

from Whorls by Enda Reilly

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This poem is well known as Yeats' Epitaph. I visited his grave as I was passing by in Sligo last year. Accompaniment here is with acoustic guitar, a second distorted vocal, me whistling, a dobro and a sound effect on the ipad called Sawtooth which I thought was strange enough to work.

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EPITAPH (From Under Benbulben)
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!

Caith súil fhuar
ar an mbeatha, ar an mbás.
A eachaí, gluais leat.

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from Whorls, released December 21, 2015

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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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