#02124
Connemara Cradle Song (Sons Of Erin)
MIDI, video
#625: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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On wings of the wind o'er the dark rolling deep,
Angels are coming to watch o'er thy sleep;
Angels are coming to watch over thee,
So list' to the wind coming over the sea.

Hear the wind blow, love, hear the wind blow,
Lean your head over and hear the wind blow.

Oh, winds of the night, may your fury be crossed,
May no one that's dear to our island be lost;
Blow the wind gently and soft be the foam,
Shine their light brightly to guide them back home.

Hear the wind blow, love, hear the wind blow,
Lean your head over and hear the wind blow.

The currachs are sailing way out on the blue,
Laden with herring of silvery hue;
Silver the herring and silver the sea,
And soon they'll be silver for my love and me.

Hear the wind blow, love, hear the wind blow,
Lean your head over and hear the wind blow.
Hear the wind blow, love, hear the wind blow,
Lean your head over and hear the wind blow.

####.... Variant of an adaptation published in 1953 by Delia Murphy [1902-1970] of County Mayo, Ireland, from a traditional song, Down In The Valley ....####
The video above features an arrangement recorded by the Sons of Erin of St John's, NL, featuring bandleader Ralph O'Brien, Johnnie Lynn, "Wee" John Cameron, and Denis Ryan on their self-titled album, Sons Of Erin, c.1970.

See more songs by Sons of Erin.

A currach is a type of boat with a wooden frame, over which animal skins, hides, or modern canvas is stretched. The design and construction is unique to the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland, with variations in size and shape by region.

The video below features an excellent cover performance by Raymond Crooke of Melbourne, Australia.


#211: YouTube video by raymondcrooke
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~


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