Isle Of Hope
D A G D D A G D D A G D On the first day of January, eighteen ninety-two, G D Em A they opened Ellis Island and they let the people through. D A G D And the first to cross the threshold, of that isle of hope and tears, G D Em A A7 was Annie Moore from Ireland, who was all of fifteen years. Chorus: G A D Bm Isle of hope, isle of tears, isle of freedom, isle of fears, G Em A A7 but it's not the isle you left behind. G A D Bm That isle of hunger, isle of pain, isle you'll never see again, G A D but the isle of home is always on your mind. D A G D In a little bag she carried, all her past and history, G D Em A and her dreams for the future, in the land of liberty. D A G D And courage is the passport, when your old world disappears, G D Em A but there's no future in the past, when you're all of fifteen years. Chorus: G - Em - Em - A - D D A G D When they closed down Ellis Island, in 1943, G D Em A seventeen million people had come there for sanctuary. D A G D And in Springtime when I came here, and I stepped onto it's piers, G D Em A A7 I thought of how it must have hurt, when you're only fifteen years.