Songs of the LOREENA MCKENNITT

The Highwayman – Loreena McKennitt

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The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon the cloudy seas The road was a ribbon of moonlight

Kellswater – Loreena McKennitt

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Here’s a health to you bonny Kellswater Where you get all the pleasures of life Where you get all the fishing and fowling And a bonny wee lass for

Good King Wenceslas – Loreena McKennitt

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Good King Wenceslas looked out On the Feast of Stephen When the snow lay ’round about Deep and crisp and even Brightly shone the moon that night Though the

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Loreena McKennitt

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God rest ye merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Saviour Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan’s power When we were gone

Stolen Child – Loreena McKennitt

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Where dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water-rats There we’ve hid our faery vats

Dickens’ Dublin (The Palace) – Loreena McKennitt

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I walk the streets of Dublin It’s 1842 It’s snowing on this Christmas Eve Think I’ll beg another bob or two I’ll huddle in this doorway here Till someone

Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined – Loreena McKennitt

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Let all that are to mirth inclined Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending his beloved Son For to redeem

Standing Stones – Loreena McKennitt

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In one of these lonely Orkney Isles There dwelled a maiden fair Her cheeks were red, her eyes were blue She had yellow, curling hair Which caught the eye

Cymbeline – Loreena McKennitt

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Fear no more the heat o’ the sun Nor the furious winters’ rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages Golden lads and

Lullaby – Loreena McKennitt

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O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue To drown the throat of war! – When the senses Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness Who

All Souls Night – Loreena McKennitt

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Bonfires dot the rolling hills Figures dance around and around To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness Moving to the pagan sound. Somewhere in a hidden memory Images

Skellig – Loreena McKennitt

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O light the candle, John The daylight has almost gone The birds have sung their last The bells call all to mass Sit here by my side For the

Carrighfergus – Loreena McKennitt

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I wish I was in Carrighfergus Only for nights in Ballygrant I would swim over the deepest ocean Only for nights in Ballygrant. But the sea is wide, and

Greensleeves – Loreena McKennitt

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Alas my love you do me wrong To cast me off discourteously; And I have loved you oh so long Delighting in your company. Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves

The English Ladye And The Knight – Loreena McKennitt

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It was an English ladye bright, (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,) And she would marry a Scottish knight, For Love will still be lord of all. Blithely

She Moved Through The Fair – Loreena McKennitt

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My love said to me: “My mother won’t mind And me father won’t slight you For your lack of kind”. Then she stepped away from me And this she

Come By The Hills – Loreena McKennitt

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Come by the hills to the land Where fancy is free And stand where the peaks meet the sky And the rocks reach the sea Where the rivers run