"Don't Give Up 'til it's Over" is a really uplifting song by Johnny Duhan.

I’m a fan of The Dubliners, and particularly the group’s past lead vocalist, the late Roddy Drew.  You can view and hear (what a voice!) Ronnie Drew and the Dubliners here:

There’s also another version recorded in Japan, shortly after the earthquake-tsunami disaster of 11 March 2011:

Don't Give Up 'til it's Over (Lyrics)
by Johnny Duhan

Don`t give up till it`s over, don`t quit if you can
The weight on your shoulder will make you a stronger man

Grasp your nettle tightly, though it will burn
Treat your failures lightly, your luck is bound to turn

Don`t give up till it`s over, don`t quit if you can
The weight on your shoulder will make you a stronger man

Look at the autumn flowers how they wither and fade
With nature`s hidden powers, next year they`ll be re-made

Don`t give up till it`s over, don`t quit if you can
The weight on your shoulder will make you a stronger man

Watch the full moon rising, like a ghost of the sun
Oh, dawn will be more surprising, when a new day has begun

Don`t give up till it`s over, don`t quit if you can
The weight on your shoulder will make you a stronger man

Don`t give up till it`s over, don`t quit if you can
The weight on your shoulder will make you a stronger man

Beir bua agus beannacht.  Slan go foill!

Ed Murphy

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Tags: Dubliners, Japan, Music, Traditional Music

Comment by Bit Devine on July 29, 2014 at 12:48pm

So good to hear Ronnie's voice booming out once again...

Interesting to listen to the other version, as well

Comment by John Edward Murphy on July 29, 2014 at 12:51pm

Yes, indeed. Such a magnificent voice for a great song!!!

But also listen to the Japanese version.

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