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Songwriter(s): Jimmy McCarthy

Lyrics

Tumbling curls of green by stainglass streaming light
And a yellow coloured lampshade used to keep us up all night
And the smile upon her face, the tears upon your cheek
And the night sky on the window
Your heart calling out to me.

Come running home again, Katie
Come running home again
Cross my heart and hope to die
Shall I cause another tear from your eye

The mirror that won't talk and your nightgown on the door
And the old pedal Singer just don't sing no more
You can roll the reels for hours
From the movie of this book
It's a question mark on this heart of mine
sends an elder back to look.

Come running home again, Katie
Come running home again
Cross my heart and hope to die
Shall I cause another tear from your eye

Now I'm looking through a tunnel
Back into the room
With the genius of a druid when the sunlight floods the tomb
And I'm never going back there, and I couldn't anyway
'Cause though I made the great escape
I never got away.

Come running home again, Katie
Come running home again
Cross my heart and hope to die
Shall I cause another tear from your eye

Available on

By The Time It Gets Dark 30th Anniversary Edition Main Releases 2017 Remixed  
The Very Best Of Mary Black Odd Releases 2014  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs Main Releases 2008 (1987) Remixed
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs DVD DVD/Video 2008 Kenny Live - Mary Black Special RTE (1995)  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs - The Song Book Books 2008  
Katie (2008 Remix) Singles/Promos 2008 Remixed  
Mary Black Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD/Video 2007  
Mary Black Live Main Releases 2003  
Mary Black Live DVD/Video 2003  
Mary Black Live Singles/Promos 2003 Live  
Warmer For The Spark Compilations 1998 Mary Black
Looking Back Odd Releases 1995 (not on the CURB release)  
The Mary Black Song Book Books 1993  
The Collection Main Releases 1992
The Collection Live DVD/Video 1992  
Introducting Mary Black Singles/Promos 1991  
The Best Of Mary Black Odd Releases 1990  
By The Time It Gets Dark Main Releases 1987
Katie Singles/Promos 1987