Christy Moore - Ride On Lyrics




True you ride the finest horse I've ever seen
Standing sixteen one or two with eyes wild and green
You ride the horse so well hands light to the touch
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

Ride on, see you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
Ride on, see you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

When you ride into the night without a trace behind
Run your claw along my gut, one last time
I turn to face an empty space, where you used to lie
And look for a spark that lights the night
Through a teardrop in my eye

Ride on, see you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
Ride on, see you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to





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  1. 420 Engineering

    absolute beauty

  2. Logan Bowes

    Gòooooooooooooooooood

  3. Σοφία Μανωλοπούλου

    True you ride the finest horse I've ever seen
    Standing 16 1" or 2" with eyes wild and green
    And you ride the horse so well, hands light to the touch
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you
    No matter how I wanted to
    When you ride into the night without a trace behind
    Run your claw along my gut one last time
    I turn to face an empty space where once you used to lie
    And look for a smile to light the night through a teardrop in my eye
    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you
    No matter how I wanted to

  4. Andrew Hoolan

    Thanks to Jimmy McCarthy who wrote this and many more equally transcendental songs....

  5. AUGUSTM00N

    Sittin' all alone, listenin' to the song. Feels like the ocean of bitter tears are floodin' inside.

  6. Nicola Srour

    Stan prosto

  7. Iain Longstaff

    What a tune having bought a racehorse, such a beautiful song

  8. DavidNeeson

    this songs ruined for me

  9. Roger Scott

    Have always loved Christy's version of this.

  10. Gareth Wainwright

    what a beautiful song

  11. Silver Maximus

    Beautiful song it brings a tear to the eye.

  12. Susan Moran

    Christy never made a bad song. For those of us who care for horses.

  13. 88 18

    freedom too west bank

  14. David McSweeney

    This is the real old town road

  15. lay-z Q

    Fist song I learned to strum on the guitar. Haunting and beautiful. Can´t sing like Christy Moore at all but I still play the song every time I break out the guitar.

  16. Courtney Fernandez

    God bless Ireland my motherland ❤️🇨🇮

  17. QuantumLeaper25

    Also, I have a better version of this song on my channel. It doesn't have words, but it is far superior.

  18. QuantumLeaper25

    This is a terrible version of this song! He's murdering it!
    Listen to this song sung by Celtic Woman. THEN listen to this...

  19. 88 18

    free too all but not FREE .KINDA FUCKED UP THESE DAYS

  20. Tara Giff

    Lovely song

  21. Jack Higgins

    If you haven't heard Christy sing this live and you're going to see him you're in for a treat. He's amazing live and I had the privilege of witnessing the great man 10 years ago in person

  22. johnny regan

    The finest 🇮🇪

  23. Alejandro Cisneros

    The Hubble Deep Field Video (by Deep Astronomy) brought me here!

  24. luvleelfc Burland

    I'm English and I heard this song years ago and instantly fell in love with this most haunting track... This song is defo in my top 10 and it always will be and I'm only 38... This is absolute magic.... What a hauntingly beautiful song xx

  25. Silver Maximus

    Amazing song makes me tear up :( it's outstanding.

  26. Melody The Horse BarberTV

    💖💖💖💖💖💖

  27. True Linen

    Such a beautiful ballad. I love this song.

  28. Mary Laing

    Beautiful. Happy paddys day. 🍀🍀💚🙋

    Kaz

    N blessed be u x

  29. Holistic quench

    Respect to the Irish people for supporting the Palestinians

  30. PC Verma

    Pasting the lyrics here so I can sing to it and learn it as I just discovered this gold:

    True you ride the finest horse I've ever seen
    Standing 16 1" or 2" with eyes wild and green
    And you ride the horse so well, hands light to the touch
    I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you
    No matter how I wanted to

    When you ride into the night without a trace behind
    Run your claw along my gut one last time
    I turn to face an empty space where once you used to lie
    And look for the spark that lights the night through the teardrop in my eye

    Ride on, see you, I could never go with you
    No matter how I wanted to

  31. Keith Marsden

    Wot a tune so nice Keith

  32. Mary Laing

    Excellent. ❤️

  33. theholyfather1

    Jimmy McCarthy wrote this masterpiece ❤️

  34. Viktor Wolf

    I love this song. It reminds me on the time where my true love left me. And it reminds me that I will never trust someone again.

  35. Zod of Heaven

    Myyyyy Looovely Hoorrse!

  36. Harv And Han

    Why do I love this so much

  37. Sean & Masha Hennessy

    Believe it or not it’s a Scottish Ballard which Christie said himself he picked up one day. Still magical whatever

  38. GrannySea

    Heard this song for the first time just before New Year's Eve 2019...fabulous. My favourite, however, is still "The Voyage".

  39. Amazing soap farm yard collection

    reminds me of an old traveler friend who fell in love with a woman when he was a young man ..she lived a very different life .. I don't think he ever told her and he never married .. I'm still amazed by the power of love..timeless

  40. Stephen Donnelly

    Great great song...👍

  41. hugh mcilveen

    Beautiful song, most people interpret the lyric to be a lament of a dumped lover. I have always seen it as the lament for a dead wife.
    " I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to"

  42. Terry Beahan

    One blurb I read had the horse OVER sixteen feet. Bu we know (especially if we come from Ireland) don't we?

  43. BIGFEL420

    LOVE THIS !!!

  44. withnail a i

    i totally agree this is so beautiful

  45. Corinna Winterberg

    Immer und immer wieder ❤

  46. John Rider

    What a lovely calming song up the Irish

  47. BuiltToFuck BornToKill

    Interesting, I heard the Cruachan cover first. Good stuff.

  48. Melody The Horse BarberTV

    💔 so beautifully put. Loved it then and still love it now

  49. Dennis Gilligan

    Richard Tattershall I prefer First time I saw your face but they are all good

  50. Dan Robinson

    this song is about a man that is involved in the war two claim Ireland back and knows there's a great possibility of him being killed so like a real Irish man he leaves the love of his life so she can carry on and leave a good happy life

  51. Kadir Aydin

    I'm drowning while listening to this song :(

  52. Aveen Cooley

    I've done a cover of this on the Tin Whistle if anyone is interested! :) https://youtu.be/AoOpyWLWh4w

  53. Andreas Gulbis

    Ride the finest horse...!

  54. dtz jones

    Beautiful🍀

  55. Peter Mullen

    Glasgow 1989

  56. Jade Doonan

    Rip mickey ❤

  57. Nadia Matiu

    Love this song forever! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tISFiLee3fw

  58. Jonas Verbelen

    what a great, great song... i hope it'll never be forghotten.

  59. Jimmy Mc Donagh

    Tune!!👌

  60. Sean Steele

    listen to this pretty much every day... brilliant

  61. Rachel Lynn

    Carol anne gone but never forgotten thinking of you tonight playing this song love always ratchie xx

  62. Monique heart's Laugh

    We have family friends, hippies, they would call themselves. I love them. Once i went to their caravan and one of our friends, an elderly lady. Sang this song to us. It was the most hauntingly beautiful thing i had ever heard. She introduced me to this song and i love it now.

  63. Gareth Wainwright

    Brilliant song chills me out and just forget the world

  64. Roy Buchanan

    Just superb sends shivers down my spine

  65. Karol Bystrzanowski

    Eleven years of my life spent in Ireland, this song will always remind me green fields and cliffs. Thanks to so many great Irish who made my time amazing in there.

  66. highlandcommando

    Big Davie from Larkhall would belt this out back in the day. pure Legend.

  67. saman

    🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤑🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  68. saman

    Shit song

  69. France Clémence Fradet

    A voice like a caress.

  70. Ash Barcelona

    I could never go with you ( hurts my broken heart everytime )

  71. Ash Barcelona

    I'm crying because a man broke my heart and I love this song

  72. Chucky Good Guy

    2018 💖❤

  73. Paul Browne

    this is my cum song

  74. Paul Browne

    love it

  75. mrgw982

    Reading all the people talking about this song being played at funerals, I don't know if I can ever listen to this song the same way.

  76. Alia Gartland

    Can't wait till the 6th of July to go see this man ..

  77. Sean Steele

    Whole body chills. This and colony touch my heart. Hail Ireland

  78. Malachy Moloney

    stunning, completely thought moving ! Beautiful !

  79. June Lynch

    I agree june lynch

  80. Ryan Doran

    Best song ever 😉 Christy Moore you legend

  81. Gordon g

    I heard this at a pub, performed by a group that would gather each week at this pub in ballybunion, and was stunned by the haunting beauty of it. I had never realized the sheer beauty and elegance of Irish folk music. Incredible night and this was the high point for me.

  82. The last centurion

    Was this the song father Ted was taking the piss out of when they played My lovely horse. The guy is singing all emotional about a fucking horse.

  83. Pappy Pappito

    Ride On . . . City Of Chicago. . . I remember these songs being played by my father early in my childhood. He comes from County Down. Good things! Tiocfaidh ár lá.

    David Gallagher

    Our day will come

    Bernadette Bernadette

    @Karl Gavin I'm still praying 🤣

    Bernadette Bernadette

    @David Gallagher let's hope and pray dai 🙏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

    Karl Gavin

    Bernadette who loves yea cus pray for me is only wasting ur time cus i never felt anybody listens and then you start talking to ur self so do ur self a favoyr and watch the soaps

    Bernadette Bernadette

    @Karl Gavin Oh that's harsh...

  84. Mike Hunter

    Always reminds me of a special person from Kinvara Co Galway. A McCor....

  85. king shamie

    Christy Moore is one of the best ever

  86. John Rider

    One of the greatest irish folk singer s with a perfect irish tone

  87. Cherry Peaches

    Love this so much...

  88. john scoular

    Beautiful song.

  89. Malone Steve

    This song make's me what to go back in time. But if I did I would have miss the Dance

  90. Yen Eews

    Christy Moore = LEGEND

  91. Joan Stock King

    Love this can"t stop playing it.

  92. Frans van der laak

    Prachtig super!!!

  93. mark bush

    As horse songs go, it's good but not as good as 'My Lovely Horse'.

    Barry Crane

    Agreed...Ted and Dougal are true rock stars

    stephen jenkins

    its got nothing to do with horses

    Linda McGrath

    Lols ...lovin it. Best horsie song ever!

    Jason Williams

    “Just play the fuc*ing NOTE !”

  94. Tommy Dumbrell

    It was my 🐦 song see past a way xxxxxxxxx

  95. Moldiworp

    Ma loved it and it reminded her of her time in Ireland about 1990. Bloody beautiful.

  96. Grace H

    This song makes me wet haha

    Grace H

    With tears obviously

    Clara McNamara

    Grace H I relate to you!!

    monopodbs

    Sorry to hear about your aurally-triggered incontinence.

  97. Cillian Holly

    I agree