#00832
The Giant (Stan Rogers) videos
#450: YouTube video by ceb2633
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Cold wind on the harbour and rain on the road,
Wet promise of winter brings recourse to coal;
There's fire in the blood and a fog on Bras d'Or,
The giant will rise with the moon.

'Twas the same ancient fever in the Isles of the Blest,
That our fathers brought with them when they went west;
It's the blood of the Druids that never will rest,
The giant will rise with the moon.

And crash the glass down. Move with the tide.
Young friends and old whiskey are burning inside;
Crash the glass down,
Fingal will rise.... with the moon.

In inclement weather the people are fey,
Three-thousand-year stories as the night slips away;
Remembering Fingal feels not far away,
The giant will rise with the moon.

The wind's in the north. There'll be new moon tonight,
And we have no circle to dance in its sight;
So light a torch, bring the bottle, and build the fire bright,
The giant will rise with the moon!

And crash the glass down. Move with the tide,
Young friends and old whiskey are burning inside;
Crash the glass down,
Fingal will rise.... with the moon.

Cold wind on the harbour and rain on the road,
Wet promise of winter brings recourse to coal;
There's fire in the blood and a fog on Bras d'Or,
The giant will rise with the moon.

####.... Stan Rogers (Pro Canada ©1976 Fogarty's Cove Music, Inc) ....####
The video above features a live performance by Stan Rogers recorded by the CBC during a March 1982 concert at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The song was recorded 11 years later as track #13 on a 1993 live album Home In Halifax with 6 and 12-string guitars and vocal by Stan Rogers, fiddle and electric guitar by Garnet Rogers, bass by Jim Morrison, and 6-string guitar by Paul Mills.

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The video below features a live performance of a variant by Sharlene K

#1131: YouTube video by memaquay
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

A variant was also recorded by The Navigators (Dance And Sing, trk#13, 2002, Telemark Distribution, St John's, NL, produced by The Navigators and Spencer Crewe, recorded at Audio Lab on Great Big Gear).

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From Wikipedia:
Fingal - comes from a retelling of the legends of Irish mythical hunter-warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill in epic form by the eighteenth-century Scottish poet James Macpherson. In Newfoundland and some parts of Nova Scotia, Fingal's Rising is spoken of in a distinct nationalistic sense. Made popular in songs and pubs alike, to speak of Fingle, as his name is pronounced in English versus Fion MaCool in Newfoundland Irish, is sometimes used as a stand-in for Newfoundland or its culture.



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