#00261
Song For The Mira (Allister MacGillivray) Out On The Mira

            #256: YouTube video by mrkemac ©2007
                       ~ Used with permission ~

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Out on the Mira on warm afternoons,
Old men go fishing with black line and spoon;
And if they catch nothing they never complain,
And I wish I was with them again.

Boys in their boats, all the girls on the shore,
Teasing the ones they dearly adore;
And into the evening the courting begins,
And I wish I was with them again.

Can you imagine a piece of the universe,
More fit for princes and kings?
I'll trade you ten of your cities for Marion Bridge,
And the pleasure it brings.

Out on the Mira on warm summer nights,
Bonfires blaze to the children's delight;
They dance 'round the flames singing songs with their friends,
And I wish I was with them again.

Over [spoken ->] the ashes stories are told,
Of witches and werewolves and [sung ->] Oak Island gold;
Stars on the river-face sparkle and spin,
And I wish I was with them again.

Can you imagine a piece of the universe,
More fit for princes and kings?
I'll trade you ten of your cities for Marion Bridge,
And the pleasure it brings.

Out on the Mira the people are kind,
They'll treat you to homebrew, and help you unwind;
And if you come broken they'll see that you mend,
And I wish I was with them again.

So now I'll conclude with a wish you go well,
Sweet be your dreams, may your happiness swell;
I'll leave you now, for my journey begins,
I'm going to be with them again.
Yes, I'm going to be with them again.

Can you imagine a piece of the universe,
More fit for princes and kings?
I'll trade you ten of your cities for Marion Bridge,
And the pleasure it brings.

Can you imagine a piece of the universe,
More fit for princes and kings?
I'll trade you ten of your cities for Marion Bridge,
And the pleasure it brings.

Oh, I'm going to be with them...
Going to be with them...
Yes, I'm going to be with them... a...gain.

####.... Allister MacGillivray, 1973 (© Cabot Trail Music, SOCAN - All rights reserved) ....####
See more songs by Allister MacGillivray.

The variant above was recorded by Matt Minglewood of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and the YouTube video was created by his neighbour, mrkemac.... Allister MacGillivray was also a neighbour of the video's creator when they were both growing up in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Note: Cape Breton's Mira River was once an important commercial waterway. As early as the eighteenth century, major shipbuilding, milling and brick-making industries served nearby settlements, including the Fortress of Louisbourg. Today, thousands of cottage owners enjoy a variety of year-round activities on the 30-mile length of river.

The YouTube video below features an excellent cover performance by Jesse Ferguson of Cornwall, Ontario, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sydney, Nova Scotia.



       #760: YouTube video by BardofCornwall ©2011.
                   ~ Used with permission ~





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