'Rory Is Gone (to play the blues in heaven)' (2.24)
by Nigel Rolfe and Christy Moore.
Track 12 on GRAFFITI TONGUE, Grapevine Records, 1996 (GRACD 215).
Recorded at Sulan Studios, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork.
Producer, vocals, guitars, bowrawn: Christy Moore

"(...) The album ends with 'Rory's Gone', a tribute to another great Irish
musician, Rory Gallagher, who died last year.
"Actually I don't see it as a sad song. I always feel good when I sing it.
Blacks and whites and blues and greens all mixed together, it's great. We're
in Cork now and he was from here. I barely knew him, but I liked the look in
his eye. When he died it touched a chord with everybody on the island."

("Nostalgia free. Colin Irwin finds Christy Moore looking ahead", Folk
Roots, No. 160, October 1996, p. 41).

Gallagher's Blues