The Ballad Of Greta Thunberg

by Enda Reilly

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It's important we all engage with the climate emergency to have a chance of tackling it. And Greta Thunberg has done a great job highlighting the problem. This is the Ballad of Greta Thunberg, lyrics by Gabriel Rosenstock and music by Enda Reilly.

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Ah the world it was a-turnin'
And the Amazon was burnin'
Greta, Greta Thunberg
Greta, Greta, a ghrá*
Ah the world it was a-turnin'
And the Amazon was burnin'
Greta, a ghrá

And as we had our nightcaps
A-meltin' were the ice-caps
Greta, Greta Thunberg
Greta, Greta, a ghrá
And as we had our nightcaps
A-meltin' were the ice-caps
Greta, a ghrá

And I'll tell you, Gret
If we're not lost yet
It's thanks to you
Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg
It's thanks to you

And the insects they were flyin'
But sure more of them were dyin'
Greta, Greta Thunberg
Greta, Greta, a ghrá
And the insects they were flyin'
But sure more of them were dyin'
Greta, a ghrá

And the polar bear went huntin'
For anythin', for somethin'
Greta, Greta Thunberg
Greta, Greta, a ghrá
And the polar bear went huntin'
For anythin', for somethin'
Greta, a ghrá

And I'll tell you, Gret
If we're not lost yet
It's thanks to you
Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg
It's thanks to you
But we need a million more
Gret, a stór
We need a million more
Great, a stór

And we hear you, girl from Sweden
And we know your heart is bleedin'
Greta, Greta Thunberg
Greta, Greta, a ghrá
And we hear you, girl from Sweden
And we know your heart is bleedin'
Greta, a ghrá

And I'll tell you, Gret
If we're not lost yet
It's thanks to you
Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg
It's thanks to you

But we need a million more
Gret, a stór
We need a million more,
Gret, a stór
Yes, we need a million more
Gret, a stór . . .






(* a ghrá/ a stór: Irish tearms of endearment)

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released November 20, 2019
Lyrics Gabriel Rosenstock

Music singing, recording etc Enda Reilly

Image - "Earth - GEBCO_08 With Blue Marble Imagery" by Kevin M. Gill is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Enda Reilly Ireland

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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