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The Mummers Dance


by Loreena Mccennitt. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


When in the springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair

When owls call the breathless moon
In the blue veil of the night
The shadows of the trees appear
Amidst the lantern light

We've been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

Who will go down to those shady groves
And summon the shadows there
And tie a ribbon on those sheltering arms
In the springtime of the year

The songs of birds seem to fill the wood
That when the fiddler plays
All their voices can be heard
Long past their woodland days

And so they linked their hands and danced
Round in circles and in rows
And so the journey of the night descends
When all the shades are gone

"A garland gay we bring you here
And at your door we stand
It is a sprout well budded out
The work of Our Lord's hand"



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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
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  1. All Souls Night
  2. Balulalow
  3. Banks of Claudy
  4. Blacksmith
  5. Bonny Portmore
  6. Breaking the Silence
  7. Carrighfergus
  8. Ce He Mise Le Ulaingt / the Two Trees
  9. Come by the Hills
  10. Courtyard Lullaby
  11. Cymbeline
  12. Dantes Prayer
  13. Dickens Dublin
  14. Full Circle
  15. Greensleeves
  16. In Praise of Christmas
  17. Introduction
  18. Kellswater
  19. Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined
  20. Let Us the Infant Greet
  21. Lullaby
  22. Marrakesh Night Market
  23. Moon Cradle
  24. Night Ride Across the Caucasus
  25. Prosperos Speech
  26. Samain Night
  27. She Moved Through the Fair
  28. Skellig
  29. Snow
  30. Standing Stones
  31. Stolen Child
  32. The Bonney Swans
  33. The Dark Night of the Soul
  34. The King
  35. The Lady of Shalott
  36. The Mummers Dance
  37. The Mystics Dream
  38. The Old Ways
  39. The Seasons
  40. Track Comments to the Visit
  41. Wexford Carol

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