Raglan Road (Luke Kelly)

from by AE Bridger

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price



On Raglan Road on an Autumn Day
I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I may one day rue
I saw the danger and I passed
Along the enchanted way
And I said let grief be a fallen leaf
At the dawning of the day

On Grafton Street in November
We tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worst of passions pledged
The Queen of Hearts still baking tarts
And I not making hay
Well I loved too much and by such by such
Is happiness thrown away

I gave her the gifts of the mind
I gave her the secret sign
That is known to the artists who have know
The true Gods of sound and stone
With word and tint I did not stint
I gave her poems to say
With her own dark hair and her own name there
Like the clouds over fields of May

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet
I see her walking now
Away from me so hurriedly
My reason must allow
For I have wooed not as I should
A creature made of clay
When the angel woos the clay he'll lose
His wings at the dawn of the day


from Covers, released December 13, 2016



all rights reserved


AE Bridger St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

AE Bridger has made self-produced records both on his own and with a group. As a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Bridger's approach is nakedly intuitive, resulting in an individualistic sound that challenges genre and medium, drawing influence from film, visual art and the primitive aesthetics of 'outsider music.' ... more

contact / help

Contact AE Bridger

Streaming and
Download help