Renaissance Festival PodcastAuthor: Minions
12 Jul 2020

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    Remembering Jesse Linder

    SONGS

    Wayfaring Stranger performed by Tippler's Way from the album Let A Light Shine
    Years May Come, Years May Go (w/Tippler's Way) performed by Jesse Linder from the album Years May Come
    The Humors of Whiskey performed by Jesse Linder from the album The Bramble and the Rose
    Close Your Eyes performed by 3 Pints Gone from the album It's About Bloody Time
    Beggars to God performed by Jesse Linder from the album Easy & Free
    Hey, What About Me? performed by Jesse Linder from the album The Bramble and the Rose
    Mist-Covered Mountains performed by Cross Rogues from the album The Obligatory Self-Titled Debut
    Irish Emigrants Trilogy performed by Jesse Linder from the album Easy & Free
    The Fields of Athenry performed by Jesse Linder from the album The Bramble and the Rose
    Rollin' Home performed by Tippler's Way from the album Let A Light Shine
    Rosin the Beau performed by Jesse Linder from the album Separated at Birth
    Jock Stewart performed by Cross Rogues from the album Another Round
    Mingulay Boat Song performed by 3 Pints Gone from the album It's About Bloody Time
    Twa Corbies performed by Jesse Linder from the album Crescent Moon
    The Parting Glass performed by Jesse Linder from the album Crescent Moon
    Prayer For My Friends performed by Jesse Linder from the album Ready For The Storm

    http://www.JesseLinder.Bandcamp.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/3PintsGone

     

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  • Posted on 08 Jul 2020

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    15 Anniversary Show

    SONGS

    The Ren Faire Song performed by The Musical Blades from the album Up the Ante
    https://www.musicalblades.com

    I'll Tell My Ma performed by Tullamore from the album The O'Malley's Sessions - One for the Road
    https://www.tullamore.band/home

    Lord of the PounceWhere's the Cat! performed by Marc Gunn from the album Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
    www.marcgunn.com

    Beggars to God performed by Jesse Linder from the album Easy & Free
    http://www.JesseLinder.Bandcamp.com

    Cyrus In The Moonlight performed by Empty Hats from the album The Hat Came Back
    https://www.emptyhats.com

    When I Was A Young Maid performed by Tania Opland and Mike Freeman from the album Choice Fare
    Unknown Website

    The Voyage performed by Terry Griffith from the album Songs From the Pub
    https://www.facebook.com/terry.l.griffith.1

    O'neill's March performed by Pictus from the album Fire
    https://pictusmusic.com

    Mingulay Boat Song performed by Bounding Main from the album Fish Out of Water
    http://www.boundingmain.com

    Skillywidden performed by Cantiga from the album Martha's Dragon
    http://www.cantigamusic.com/

    Dark Lady performed by Far From Home from the album Of Course!
    https://www.facebook.com/WeRFarFromHome/

    Exiles Of Erin performed by Compilations from the album Songs from the Village of Carlisle
    Unknown Website


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    SONG LYRICS
    The Ren Faire Song performed by The Musical Blades from the album Up the Ante
    https://www.musicalblades.com

    Step right up and come inside, 
    To a world of make believe, Of shiny knights and maidens fair,
    You'll never want to leave, 

    Be sure to buy your wooden sword, 
    For fourteen ninety five,And grab a handful of the King's nuts,As soon as you arrive, Cause fantasy's just a step away,
    And nothing doth compare
    Cause you'll see your life in a different way,
    Through the lens of ye olde ren faire   HUZZAH! We've got all the kilted Shrek sounding men,
    And the fairies ya need,
    We've got all the elves and the gypsy boys,
    And we've got a sample of mead,

    Step up and test your balance and strength,
    And be sure to jump on all the rides, 
    It's amazing the things you can get on a stick,And all the things that you can get fried, Cause fantasy's just a step away,
    And nothing doth compare
    Cause you'll see your life in a different way,
    Through the lens of ye olde ren faire  HUZZAH! You'll find fire eaters and jugglers here,You'll find Kings and their Queens too,You'll see wizards and warriors and Star Wars dweebsAnd a singing pirate crew,

    We've got clothes, we've got armor, We've got turkey legsJust waiting here for you,
    And you can use your Master Card,
    Or Lady Visa too... Cause fantasy's just a step away,
    And nothing doth compare
    Cause you'll see your life in a different way,
    Through the lens of ye olde ren faire  HUZZAH! 

    I'll Tell My Ma performed by Tullamore from the album The O'Malley's Sessions - One for the Road
    https://www.tullamore.band/home

    I'll Tell My Ma

    I'll tell my ma when I get home,
    The boys won't leave the girls alone
    They pull my hair and stole my comb
    But that's all right till I go home

    She is handsome, she is pretty,
    She is the Belle of Belfast city
    She is a courtin' one, two, three,
    Please won't you tell me who is she

    Albert Mooney says he loves her,
    All the boys are fightin' for her
    Knock at the door and ring at the bell,
    Saying oh my true love, are you well

    Out she comes as white as snow,
    Rrings on her fingers, bells on her toes
    Ould Johnny Morrissey says she'll die
    If she doesn't get the fella with the roving eye

    Let the wind and the rain and the hail blow high
    And the snow come travellin' through the sky
    She's as sweet as apple pie,
    She'll get her own lad by and by

    When she gets a lad of her own
    She won't tell her ma when she gets home
    Let them all come as they will
    For it's Albert Mooney she loves still"


    Lord of the PounceWhere's the Cat! performed by Marc Gunn from the album Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
    www.marcgunn.com

    I pounced in the morning when the world was begun.
    I pounced on the moon and the stars all for fun.
    I leaped down from heaven, and I pounced on the earth.
    When I pounced my first mouse, I had my birth.
    Pounce, pounce, wherever you may be
    I am lord of the pounce, said he.
    I'll run under feet, wherever you may be.
    And I'll leap on you in the pounce, said he.
    I pounced on the papyrus of the Egyptians
    They wouldn't play so I stole their feather pens
    I pounced on the fish caught by James and John
    They fed me fish then the pounce went on.
    I pounced on the Sabbath, rubbed my head against the lame.
    Many people shook their head, said this feline was insane.
    I may rest from pouncing, do not think I am gone.
    For I just saw a rat, so the pounce goes on.
    I and my lady meowed a song across the plain
    The birds came down, and we pounced on each of them.
    On the bedchamber floor, I laid my carrion.
    Then I raced out the door and I pounced again.
    I dog jumped down, so I leapt up high.
    I have nine lives that will never, never die.
    I'll pounce on you though you bark at me
    I am the Lord of the Pounce, said he.


    Beggars to God performed by Jesse Linder from the album Easy & Free
    http://www.JesseLinder.Bandcamp.com

    The song of gypsy Davy rang delighted through the night,
    A wise and foolish virgin kept her candles burning bright,
    Rise up, my young and foolish one, and follow if you can,
    There'll be no need for hot candles in the arms of such a man.
    Make love to each other; be free with each other,
    Be prisoners of love 'til you lie in the sod,
    Be friends to each other, forgive one another,
    See God in each other, be beggars to God.
    The night was cold and dark and wet as they wandered on alone,
    The sky became their canopy, the earth became their throne,
    And as their raiment ran to rags, they thought it nothing wrong,
    For earth and sky are robe enough, when you sing the gypsy song.
    Make love to each other; be free with each other,
    Be prisoners of love 'til you lie in the sod,
    Be friends to each other, forgive one another,
    See God in each other, be beggars to God.
    They sang and played the gypsy song wherever they were sent,
    To some, it seemed a dancing tune; to some, a sad lament,
    But in every heart that heard it true, a tear became a smile,
    And a pauper or a prince became a gypsy for a while.
    Make love to each other; be free with each other,
    Be prisoners of love 'til you lie in the sod,
    Be friends to each other, forgive one another,
    See God in each other, be beggars to God.

     

    Cyrus In The Moonlight performed by Empty Hats from the album The Hat Came Back
    https://www.emptyhats.com

    Oh the hills are full of spirits
    And they walk when night comes round
    And they speak to who they choose to
    When the moon is shining down
    And ramona loves the orchard
    And liza loves the pine
    And cyrus in the moonlight
    Loves the flowing of the wineOh cyrus trusts the spirits
    And they fill his life with grace
    Yeah the father of his fathers
    Passed him down the gift of faith
    And one night you might hear it
    Like a wailing from above
    It's just cyrus in the moonlight
    Singing to the one he loves...And the two girls start to dancing
    When they hear that drunken voice
    That's when cyrus asks the moonlight
    Do I have to make a choice
    'tween liza with her red hair
    And ramona with her blues
    And with all these gifts they bring me
    Tell me how can I refuse
    Related


    When I Was A Young Maid performed by Tania Opland and Mike Freeman from the album Choice Fare

    When I was a young maid, about seventeen
    I enlisted in the Navy for to serve the Queen.
    I enlisted in the Navy, a sailor lad to stand,
    For to hear the cannons rattlin' and the music so grand.
    The music so grand, the music so grand.
    For to hear the cannons rattlin' and the music so grand.

    Well the officer who enlisted me was a fine and handsome man.
    He said, ""You'll make a sailor, so come along me lad.""
    Well, me waist being tall and slender and my fingers long and thin,
    Oh the very soon they learned me I soon exceeded them.
    I soon exceeded them, I soon exceeded them.
    Oh the very soon they learned me I soon exceeded them.

    They sent me to bunk and they sent me to bed
    For to lie with the sailor lads I never was afraid
    But in buttoning up me blue coat, it often made me smile
    For to think I was a sailor and a maiden all the while.
    A maiden all the while, a maiden all the while.
    For to think I was a sailor and a maiden all the while.

    They sent me to London to guard the tower
    And I swore that I would be there until my dying hour
    But a lady fell in love with me and I told her I was a maid.
    She went up to my captain and my secret she betrayed.
    My secret she betrayed, my secret she betrayed.
    She went up to my captain and my secret she betrayed.

    Well the captain, he came up to me and he asked if it were so.
    I dared not, I dared not, I dared not say no.
    "It's a pity we should lose you, such a sailor lad you made,
    It's a pity we should lose you, such a handsome young maid."
    A handsome young maid, a handsome young maid.
    It's a pity we should lose you, such a handsome young maid.

    So fare you well my captain, you've been so kind to me.
    "And likewise, my sailor lads, I'm sorry to part with thee."
    But if ever the Navy needs a lad, a sailor I'll remain.
    I'll put off my cap and feathers and I'll run the riggin' again!
    I'll run the riggin' again, I'll run the riggin' again.
    I'll put off my cap and feathers and I'll run the riggin' again!"

     

    The Voyage performed by Terry Griffith from the album Songs From the Pub
    https://www.facebook.com/terry.l.griffith.1

    I am a sailor, you're my first mate
    We signed on together, we coupled our fate
    Hauled up our anchor, determined not to fail
    For the hearts treasure, together we set sail
    With no maps to guide us we steered our own course
    Rode out the storms when the winds were gale force
    Sat out the doldrums in patience and hope
    Working together we learned how to cope
    Life is an ocean and love is a boat
    In troubled water that keeps us afloat
    When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
    Now gathered round us, we have our own crew
    Together we're in this relationship
    We built it with care to last the whole trip
    Our true destination's not marked on any charts
    We're navigating to the shores of the heart
    Life is an ocean and love is a boat
    In troubled water that keeps us afloat
    When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
    Now gathered round us, we have our own crew
    Life is an ocean and love is a boat
    In troubled water that keeps us afloat
    When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
    Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

     

    O'neill's March performed by Pictus from the album Fire
    https://pictusmusic.com
    (instrumental)"

    Mingulay Boat Song performed by Bounding Main from the album Fish Out of Water
    http://www.boundingmain.com

    Heel ya ho, boys, let her go, boys
    Heave her head round to the weather
    Heel ya ho, boys, let her go, boys
    Sailing homeward to Mingulay
    What care we though white the Minch is
    What care we boys the wind and weather
    When we know that, every inch is
    Closer homeward to Mingulay
    Heel ya ho, boys, let her go, boys
    Heave her head round to the weather
    Heel ya ho, boys, let her go, boys
    Sailing homeward to Mingulay
    Wives are waiting by the pierhead
    Gazing seaward from the heather
    Heave ahead round and we'll anchor
    Ere the sun sets on Mingulay
    Heel ya ho, boys, let her go, boys
    Heave her head round to the weather
    Heel ya ho, boys, let her go, boys
    Sailing homeward to Mingulay
    Sailing homeward to Mingulay


    Skillywidden performed by Cantiga from the album Martha's Dragon
    http://www.cantigamusic.com/
    Unknown


    Dark Lady performed by Far From Home from the album Of Course!
    https://www.facebook.com/WeRFarFromHome/

    A fierce one-eyed man named Baron LaBonne
    A meaner pirate had never been known
    And he sailed on the Dark Lady
    A ship strong and sound with a perilous crew
    And high on the mast the skull and bones flew
    Fleet and swift was the Dark Lady

    And every night the Baron would drink a toast
    He'd say, ""Here's to our lovely lady host!
    My one true love""
    ""Hear, hear!"" the crew replied
    And the Dark Lady sighed

    A rich Spanish galleon was spotted one night
    The Dark Lady's crew prepared for the fight
    Clash of swords.... No Spaniards survived it
    Except for the maiden with dark eyes so bold
    Found in the hull with the jewels and the gold
    LaBonne laughed and took her for ranson

    And every night the Baron would drink a toast
    He'd say, ""Here's to our lovely lady host!
    My one true love""
    ""Hear, hear!"" the crew replied
    And the Dark Lady sighed

    The girl Carlotta was a beauty quite rare
    With each passing night LaBonne couldn't bear
    His empty bed... He brought her to it
    The Baron soon found he felt more than desire
    His love for her grew and his heart filled with fire
    He proclaimed that they would marry

    The night the Baron drank with jubilee
    He said, ""Here's to my lovely bride-to-be!
    My one true love""
    ""Hear, hear !"" the crew replied
    And the Dark Lady cried

    The following night and storm brewed at sea
    The Dark Lady saw her chance to be free
    Of her rival, the beauty Carlotta
    The ship steered her south to the heart of the gale
    Where a wave swept the maiden out over the rail
    Sweet revenge on an unfaithful lover

    That night the Lady drank a toast
    She said, ""Here's to your lovely lady host!
    Your one true love""...
    No voices replied
    And the Dark Lady smiled

    And now every night when a storm fills the sky
    They say that a ghost ship sails in its eye
    Fleet and swift is the Dark Lady
    A ship strong and sound with a perilous crew
    And high on the mast the skull and bones flew
    While the Captain gazes out to sea

    And every night the Baron must drink a toast
    And say, ""Here's to our lovely lady host
    My one true love""
    ""Hear, hear!"" the ghost crew replies
    And the Dark Lady smiles


    Exiles Of Erin performed by Compilations from the album Songs from the Village of Carlisle
    Unknown Website

    There came to the beach a poor exile of Erin,
    The dew on his robe was heavy and chilly;
    For his country he sighed when, at twilight, repairing
    To wander alone by the wind-beaten kill.
    But the day-star attracted his eye's sad devotion,
    For it rose on its own native isle of the ocean.
    Where once, in the flow of his youthful emotion,
    he sang the bold anthem of Erin-go-bragh.

    Oh! sad is my fate, said the heart-broken stranger,
    The wild deer and wolf to a covert can flee;
    But I have no refuge from famine or danger,
    A home and a country remains not for me.
    Ah! never again in the green shady bower,
    Where my forefathers lived, shall I spend the sweet hours,
    Or cover my harp with the wild-woven flowers,
    And strike the sweet numbers of Erin-go-bragh.

    Oh! Erin, my country, though sad and forsaken,
    In dreams I revisit thy sea-beaten shore;
    But, alas! in a far foreign land I awaken,
    And sigh for the friends that can meet me no more.
    And thou, cruel fate, wilt thou never replace me
    In a mansion of peace, where no perils can chase me?
    Ah! never again shall my brothers embrace me-
    They died to defend me, or live to deplore.

    Where now is my cabin-door, so fast by the wildwood?
    Sisters and sire did weep for its fall;
    Where is the mother that looked on my childhood?
    And where is my bosom friend -dearer than all?
    Ah! my sad soul, long abandoned by pleasure,
    Why did it dote on a fast-fading treasure?
    Tears, like the rain, may fall without measure,
    But rapture and beauty they cannot recall.

    But yet all its fond recollections suppressing,
    One dying wish my fond bosom shall draw;
    Erin, an exile, bequeaths thee his blessings,
    Land of my fathers, Erin-go-bragh.
    Buried and cold, when my heart stills its motion.
    Green be thy fields, sweetest isle in the ocean, ?
    And the harp-striking bards sing aloud with devotion,
    Erin Mavourneen, sweet Erin-go-bragh.


  • Posted on 24 Jun 2020

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    Love Songs

    Season 16 Episode 12 Show 359

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    SONGS

     

    The Campbells Haste To The Wedding performed by Oakley the Faerie from the album First Sapling

    www.facebook.com/OakleyTheFaerie/

    Eriskay Love Lilt performed by Brian Tinker Leo from the album A Bottle O' The Best - Three Centuries Of Scottish Folksongs

    www.facebook.com/tinkersings/

    Black Is the Color performed by Jesse Linder from the album Crescent Moon

    www.facebook.com/pg/JesseLinder.Bard

    Went Sailing (Pirate Love Song) performed by Pirates Inc from the album Fools Gold

    www.facebook.com/WeArePiratesInc/

    Bogie's Bonnie Belle performed by Coeur De Lion from the album Coeur De Lion

    www.mpetersco.com/CDL/

    So Ben Mi Ch'a Bon Tempo performed by Consort of SomeSorte from the album Danse

    www.myspace.com/theconsorteofsomesorte

    Toast to Love and Marriage performed by Empty Hats from the album Greatest Hats

    www.emptyhats.com

    Tartan Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair performed by Barleyjuice from the album Six Yanks

    www.barleyjuice.com

    Pride Of Ireland performed by Celtic Shores from the album Weathering The Storm

    www.matthughesmusic.com

    Mary Stewart Queen Of Scotts performed by Celtic Shores from the album Weathering The Storm

    www.matthughesmusic.com

    Mary Mack performed by Queen Ann's Lace from the album Unlaced

    www.QALace.com

    Lover's Wreck performed by Cheeks and Phoenix from the album Any Requests

    www.cheeksandphoenix.com/

    I Still Remember performed by Blackmore's Night from the album Fires At Midnight

    www.blackmoresnight.com

    Mist-Covered Mountains performed by Crimson Pirates from the album Your Day In The Barrel

    www.crimsonpirates.com/

    Love Has Shown The Way performed by Terry Griffith from the album Musings

    www.facebook.com/terry.l.griffith.1

    Married to a Mermaid performed by Dregs from the album Do It Like You're Drunk

    www.the-dregs.net

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    Faire Relief 2020 to support the Faire community.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/FR2020/
    Digital Ren Faire to watch online festivals.
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    www.piratedirectory.com/
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    www.therenlist.com/

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    LYRICS

    Haste to the Wedding/Rural Felicity

    Come haste to the wedding ye friends and ye neighbours

    The lovers their bliss can no longer delay.

    Forget all your sorrows your cares and your labors,

    And let every heart beat with rapture today.

     

    Come, come one and all, attend to my call,

    And revel in pleasures that never can cloy.

    Come see rural felicity,

    Which love and innocence ever enjoy.

     

    Let Envy, Let Pride, Let Hate & Ambition,

    Still Crowd to, & beat at the breast of the Great,

    To Such Wretched Passions we Give no admission,

    But Leave them alone to the wise ones of State.

     

    We Boast of No wealth, but Contentment & Health,

    In mirth & in Friendship, our moments employ

    Come see rural felicity,

    Which love and innocence ever enjoy.

     

    With Reason we taste of Each Heart Stirring pleasure,

    With Reason we Drink of the full flowing Bowl,

    Are Jocund & Gay, But 'tis all within measure,

    For fatal excess will enslave the free Soul,

     

    Then Come at our bidding to this Happy wedding,

    No Care Shall obtrude here, our Bliss to annoy,

    Come see rural felicity,

    Which love and innocence ever enjoy.

    Eriskay Love Lilt performed by Brian Tinker Leo from the album A Bottle O' The Best - Three Centuries Of Scottish Folksongs

    www.facebook.com/tinkersings/

    An Eriskay Love Lilt

     

    Nana Mouskouri

    Bheir mi oh a ro van oh;bheir mi oh a ro van e.

    Bheir mi oh a ro ho! Sad am I without thee.

    When I'm lonely dear white heart;Black the night or wild the sea,

    By love's light my foot finds the old path way to thee.

    Bheir mi oh a ro van oh;bheir mi oh a ro van e.

    Bheir mi oh a ro ho! Sad am I without thee.

    Thou art music of my heart;Harp of joy oh cush ma cree

    Moon of guidance by night;light the pathway to thee.

    Bheir mi oh a ro van oh;bheir mi oh a ro van e.

    Bheir mi oh a ro ho! Sad am I without thee.

    Black Is the Color performed by Jesse Linder from the album Crescent Moon

    www.facebook.com/pg/JesseLinder.Bard

    "Author: adapted by John Jacob Niles

    Copyright: G. Schinner Music Inc.

    Black is the color

    of my true love's hair

    her lips are like

    some roses fair

    she's the sweetest smile

    and the gentlest hands

    and I love the ground

    where on she stands

     

    I love my love

    and well she knows

    I love the ground

    where on she goes

    if she on earth no more I'll see

    My life will quickly fade away

     

    I'll go to the Clyde

    and I'll mourne and weep

    for satisfied

    I'll never be

    I'll write her a letter

    just a few short lines

    and suffer death a 1000 times

     

    Winter's past and the leaves are green

    the time has passed that we have seen

    but still I hope the time will come

    when she and I will be as one

     

    (Not the same version as Christy Moore sings)

     

    The Christy Moore Version

    Black is the Colour

     

    Black is the color

    of my true love's hair

    her lips are like

    some roses fair

    she's the sweetest smile

    and the gentlest hands

    and I love the ground

    where on she stands

     

    I love my love

    and well she knows

    I love the ground

    where on she goes

    I wish the day

    It soon would come

    When she and I

    Could be as one

     

    I go to the Clyde

    And I mourne and weep

    For satisfied I ne'er can be

    I write her a letter

    just a few short lines

    and suffer death

    a thousand times"

     

    Bogie's Bonnie Belle performed by Coeur De Lion from the album Coeur De Lion

    www.mpetersco.com/CDL/

    "Bogie's Bonnie Belle

    As I came down to Huntly town, a-searching for a fee

    I met with Bogie o' Cairnie and with him I did agree.

    To work his two best horses, barrow, cart or plow

    Or any kind of good farmwork he knew well that I could do.

     

    He had a lovely daughter, and her name was Isabel,

    She was the lily of the valley and the primrose of the dell.

    And when she'd go out walking she'd take me for her guide;

    Down by the banks of Cairnie we watched those small fish glide.

     

    And when three short months had gone and passed, this lassie lost her bloom.

    And the red fell from her rosy cheeks, and her eyes began to swoon.

    And when nine long months had gone and passed, she bore to me a son,

    And swiftly I was sent for to see what could be done.

     

    I said that I would marry her, but och, that would not dee,

    Saying, “You're no match for Isabelle, and she's no match for thee.”

    So I took my own son all in my arms, may he bring to me much joy,

    And may he mean as much to me as the girl that I adore.

     

    And now she's married to a tinker lad and he comes from Huntly town,

    Mending pots and pans and paraffin lamps and he scours the country 'round.

    Maybe she's got have a better match, old Bogie can't tell,

    Fare ye well, you lads o' Huntly side and Bogie's Bonnie Belle."

     

    So Ben Mi Ch'a Bon Tempo performed by Consort of SomeSorte from the album Danse

    www.myspace.com/theconsorteofsomesorte

    "So ben mi ch'a bon tempo,

    Al so ma basta moSo ben ch'e favorito,

    Ahimé no'l posso dir,O s'io potessi dire,

    Chi va, chi sta, chi vien.La ti darà martello

    Per farti disperarSo ben mi ch'a bon tempo,

    Al so ma basta mo"

     

    Toast to Love and Marriage performed by Empty Hats from the album Greatest Hats

    www.emptyhats.com

    "Toast to Love and Marrage

     

    When I was just a lad, me mum said ""Darlin' Paddy

    So's you won't be sad someday you'll want to marry

    It's time we had this chat on how to find a wife for you

    Old, young, skinny, or fat, the best to make a life for you

     

    Just seek a girl with charms, like Venus but with arms

    To keep your bed all warm and happily married will you be

    It's how I caught your dad, me beauty drove him mad

    And now you see he's had these many years of marital bliss and harmony.""

     

    Raise your glasses high and toast to love and marriage

    We'll never understand 'til they slide our coffins from the carriage

    Whack-fe-lol-da-rah

     

    But then I turned fourteen, me pa said, ""Darlin' Paddy

    I'll teach you the routine to find the girl to marry

    You'll have the benefit of all me experience

    In a relationship of lasting joy and permanence

     

    Just marry an ugly girl, the oyster not the pearl

    The ugliest in the world, 'cause a bonny lass could leave ya

    I'm telling you now, me son, it's the reason I married your mum

    So do as I have done, if an ugly girl, she leaves you

    You'll find you don't really mind.""

     

    Raise your glasses high and toast to love and marriage

    We'll never understand 'til they slide our coffins from the carriage

    Whack-fe-lol-da-rah

     

    So's I've grown up a bit confused, love was such a bother

    Courted pretty girls, and some that looked like me mother

    So Mom and dear old Dad, the words to me you've spoken

    I feel that I've been had, me heart is always broken

     

    When I thought Id found true love, and I'm thanking God above

    Push it came to shove and I'm back out on me bum again

    I'm telling you lads it's true, no longer will I woo

    Me heart is black and blue, I'll leave this game of love to you

    I'm going off to become a priest!

     

    Raise your glasses high and toast to love and marriage

    We'll never understand 'til they slide our coffins from the carriage

    Raise your glasses high and toast to love and marriage

    We'll never understand 'til they slide our coffins from the carriage

    Whack-fe-lol-da-rah"

     

    Tartan Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair performed by Barleyjuice from the album Six Yanks

    www.barleyjuice.com

    "Tartan is the Colour Of My True Love's Hair

    (Mark Mulholland / IMRO; Kyf Brewer / Brewerds&Music / ASCAP)

     

    Well when I was just a young lad, my life about to start

    There was ever only one girl had a place inside my heart

    We walked the glen, we climbed the Ben, the forest was our bed,

    And many a morn I'd wake to find me kilt across her head

     

    And I been up and I been down and I been here and I been there

    Never saw a bonny lassie quite as comely or as fair

    You can talk of pretty maidens and I don't bloody care

    Cause tartan is the colour of my true love's hair

     

    We walked the bonnie highlands, no matter what the weather

    And we'd shag each other senseless in the bonnie purple heather

    ŒTil one day we were frolicking and as my true love laughed,

    She fell into the workings of an old disused mineshaft

     

    And I been up and I been down and I been here and I been there

    Never saw a bonny lassie quite as comely or as fair

    You can talk of pretty maidens and I don't bloody care

    Cause tartan is the colour of my true love's hair

     

    Well I never have recovered from that sad, sad, sorry day

    So I left my native land for the shores of Amerikay

    And many a man has made remark about me ancient dress

    But I wear it in remembrance of the girl it e'er first kissed

     

    And I been up and I been down and I been here and I been there

    Never saw a bonny lassie quite as comely or as fair

    You can talk of pretty maidens and I don't bloody care

    Cause tartan is the colour of my true love's hair"

     

    Mary Mack performed by Queen Ann's Lace from the album Unlaced

    www.QALace.com

    "Mary Mack

     

    There's a little girl and her name is Mary Mack

    Make no mistake, she's the girl I'm gonna track

    There's a lot of other fellas who would get up on her track

    But I'm thinking that they'll have to get up early

     

    CHORUS

    Mary Mack's father's makin' Mary Mack marry me

    My father's makin' me marry Mary Mack

    And I'm goin' to marry Mary for my Mary

    to take care of me

    Well all be making merry when I marry Mary Mack

     

    There a little lass and she has a lot of brass

    has a lot of gas and her father thinks I'm gas

    And I'd be a silly ass for to let the matter pass

    Her father thinks she suits me fairly CHORUS

     

    Mary and her mother do an awful lot together

    In fact you hardly ever see the one without the other

    Lot of people wonder whether if its Mary or her mother

    Or both of them together that I'm courting CHORUS

     

    Now the weddin's on Wednesday and everything's arranged

    Soon her name wil change to mine, unless her mind is changed

    And makin' the arrangements is makin' me deranged

    marriage is an awful undertaking CHORUS

     

    It's sure to be a grand affair and grander than a fair

    There's gonna be a coach and pair for every pair that's there

    We'll dine upon the finest fare, I'm sure to get my share

    If I don't I'll be very much mistaken CHORUS"

     

    Lover's Wreck performed by Cheeks and Phoenix from the album Any Requests

    www.cheeksandphoenix.com

    """Lover's_Wreck

     

    A hundred days at sea, A retch away from misery

    Rummies and rats and tarry jacks my only family (break)

    The island of salvation Is still a scream a way

    As the lungs of the night Blow out the light my heart kneels Down to pray

     

    (strait into chorus)

    Lord why did you take her She meant so much to me

    Now I’m a wretched soul on a privateer Drowning out at sea

    I’m killing and I’m drinking My blue heart to black

    But I swear oh lord I’ll never sin again If you bring her back

     

    Gypsy was a siren, Dripping with desire

    Her moonless hair and skin so fair as warm as frozen fire

    She had the loyalty of a cat, behind those pale green eyes

    Through her cherry lips, the devil slipped, a thousand lies

    A clan of rogues and vagabonds, occupied her head

    That thieving band took her pale white hand and stole her from my bed

    And like a ghost ship in the night, She drifted out once more

    To land upon the sand of another lover’s shore

     

    Lord why did you take her She meant so much to me

    Now I’m a wretched soul on a privateer Drowning out at sea

    I’m killing and I’m drinking My blue heart to black

    But I swear oh lord I’ll never sin again If you bring her back

     

    In my sleeping mind she sings a sad and lonely lullaby

    When I wake there’s just the ache it will haunt me till I die

    When those winds of vanity no longer blow her west

    I pray they’ll guide her home (across the foam) and put my heart to rest

    Press gang filled this Man-o-War To make the black mouthed cannon roar

    Now all my trade is ball and blade, and blood forever more

    And the sting of salt and spray, the ocean’s howl and squall

    A stumbling wreck, I roam the deck, at the devil’s beck and call

    At the devil’s beck and call

     

    Lord why did you take her She meant so much to me

    Now I’m a wretched soul on a privateer Drowning out at sea

    I’m killing and I’m drinking My blue heart to black

    But I swear oh lord I’ll never sin again If you bring her back

    I swear oh lord I’ll never sin again If you bring her back"""

     

    I Still Remember performed by Blackmore's Night from the album Fires At Midnight

    www.blackmoresnight.com

    "I thought of you the other day

    How worlds of change led us astray

    Colors seem to fade to gray

    In the wake of yesterday

    You looked into my eyes

    You had me hypnotized and

    I can still remember you

    I had a dream of you and I

    A thousand stars lit up the sky

    I touched your hand and you were gone

    But memories of you live on

    You looked into my eyes

    You had me hypnotized and

    I can still remember you

    Those moments spent together

    Promising forever and

    I can still remember you

    Do you ever think of me

    And get lost in the memory

    When you do, I hope you smile

    And hold that memory a while

    You looked into my eyes

    You had me hypnotized and

    I can still remember you

    Those moments spent together

    Promising forever and

    I can still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you

    Still remember you"

     

    Mist-Covered Mountains performed by Crimson Pirates from the album Your Day In The Barrel

    www.crimsonpirates.com/

    "O chì, chì mi na mòr-bheanna

    O chì, chì mi na còrr-bheanna

    O chì, chì mi na coireachan

    Chì mi na sgoran fo cheò

     

    Hail to the mountains with summits of blue,

    To the glens with their meadows of sunshine and dew.

    To the women and men ever constant and true,

    Ever ready to welcome one home.

     

    Oh ro soon shall I see them;

    Oh he ro see them oh see them.

    Oh ro soon shall I see them the

    Mist covered mountains of home.

     

    There shall I gaze on the mountains again,

    On the fields and the woods and the burns and the glens,

    Away 'mong the corries beyond human ken

    In the haunts of the deer I will roam

     

    Oh ro soon shall I see them;

    Oh he ro see them oh see them.

    Oh ro soon shall I see them the

    Mist covered mountains of home.

    There shall I visit the place of my birth

    And they'll give me a welcome the warmest on earth

    All so loving and kind full of music and mirth,

    In the sweet sounding language of home.

     

    O chì, chì mi na mòr-bheanna

    O chì, chì mi na còrr-bheanna

    O chì, chì mi na coireachan

    Chì mi na sgoran fo cheò

     

    Oh ro soon shall I see them;

    Oh he ro see them oh see them.

    Oh ro soon shall I see them the

    Mist covered mountains of home.

     

    Married to a Mermaid performed by Dregs from the album Do It Like You're Drunk

    www.the-dregs.net

    "Married_to_a_Mermaid

     

    There was a gay young farmer,

    Who liv'd on Salisbury plain;

    He lov'd a rich Knight's daughter dear!

    And she lov'd him again.

    The Knight he was distressed,

    That they should sweethearts be.

    So he had the farmer soon pressed,

    And sent him off to sea.

    Singing Rule Britannia,

    Britannia rules the waves

    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

    'Twas on the deep Atlantic,

    Midst Equinoctial gales;

    This young farmer fell overboard

    Among the sharks and whales;

    He disappeared so quickly,

    So headlong down went he,

    That he went out of sight

    Like a streak of light

    To the bottom of the deep blue sea.

    Singing Rule Britannia,

    Britannia rules the waves

    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

    We lowered a boat to find him,

    We thought to see his corse,

    When up to the top he came with a bang,

    And sang in a voice so hoarse,

    'My comrades and my messmates,

    Oh, do not weep for me,

    For I'm married to a mermaid,

    Atthe bottom of the deep blue sea.'

    Singing Rule Britannia,

    Britannia rules the waves

    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

    He said that as he went down,

    Great fishes he did see;

    They seemed to think as he did wink,

    That he was rather free.

    But down he went so quickly,

    Saying, ""Tis all up with me, '

    When he met a lovely mermaid

    Atthe bottom of the deep blue sea.

    Singing Rule Britannia,

    Britannia rules the waves

    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

    She came at once unto him,

    And gave him her white hand,

    Saying, 'I have waited long, my dear,

    To welcome you to land.

    Go to your ship and tell them,

    You'll leave them all for me;

    For you're married to a mermaid

    At the bottom of the deep blue sea.'

    Singing Rule Britannia,

    Britannia rules the waves

    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

    The wind was fair, the sails set,

    The ship was running free;

    When we all went to the captain bold,

    And told what we did see.

    He went unto the ship's side,

    And loudly bellowed he,

    'Be happy as you can, my man,

    At the bottom of the deep blue sea.'

    Singing Rule Britannia,

    Britannia rules the waves

    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves..."




  • Posted on 10 Jun 2020

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    Irish and Celtic Podcast

    Season 16 Episode 8 Show 355

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    SYNOPSIS

    Your Host Host: Danny Faught & Marc Gunn will be sharing music from Empty Hats • Gypsy Guerrilla Band • The Bilge Pumps • The Musical Blades • Marc Gunn • Tulstin Troubadours • Circled_by_Hounds • Clandestine • Green Man Clan • Dregs • Celtic Shores • Angus McHugh, Scottish Pirate • Circa Paleo • Poxy Boggards • Vince Conaway • The Pride of Ireland • Barleyjuice • Tullamore"

    The Theme:Celtic and Irish Podcast will bring the songs Scattery Island Slide, Jig Of Slurs • Humors of Schull • Botany Bay • Run Out the Guns • Molly Malone (Cat's Perspective)Planxty Hewlett • Old Grey Cat • The Well Below The Valley • the Ale Is Dear • Captain O'kane • Old Maid in the Garrett • Scotland The Brave • Arthur McBride • Fir Bolg • This Pub That We Call Home • The Road to Lisdonvarna-Morrison's Jig • Star of the County Down/Cooley's •  •  Whiskey to the Sea • Will Ye Go, Lassie!

    SONGS

    Scattery Island Slide, Jig Of Slurs performed by Empty Hats from the album 5
    https://www.emptyhats.com
    Humors of Schull performed by Gypsy Guerrilla Band from the album Ernie's Pot O' Gold II
    http://home.earthlink.net/~jimlillq/
    Botany Bay performed by The Bilge Pumps from the album Brigands with Big'uns
    https://www.thebilgepumps.com/
    Run Out the Guns performed by The Musical Blades from the album Pieces of Eight
    https://www.musicalblades.com
    Molly Malone (Cat's Perspective)Planxty Hewlett performed by Marc Gunn from the album Whiskers in the Jar
    www.marcgunn.com
    Old Grey Cat performed by Tulstin Troubadours from the album Rennies of Unusual Sound
    https://www.tulstintroubadoursband.com/
    The Well Below The Valley performed by Circled_by_Hounds from the album Chasing Our Tales
    https://myspace.com/circledbyhounds
    the Ale Is Dear performed by Clandestine from the album The Ale Is Dear
    http://clandestineceltic.com
    Captain O'kane performed by Green Man Clan from the album We Go to Elevenses
    https://www.facebook.com/GreenManClan
    Old Maid in the Garrett performed by Dregs from the album Thank You Sir May I Have Another
    http://www.the-dregs.net
    Scotland The Brave performed by Celtic Shores from the album Let's Raise Another Pint
    www.matthughesmusic.com
    Arthur McBride performed by Angus McHugh, Scottish Pirate from the album Pyrate's Cove
    https://www.matthughesmusic.com
    Fir Bolg performed by Circa Paleo from the album Roseland
    http://www.circapaleo.com/
    This Pub That We Call Home performed by Poxy Boggards from the album Anchor Management
    http://www.poxyboggards.com/
    The Road to Lisdonvarna-Morrison's Jig performed by Vince Conaway from the album Mutatis Mutandis
    http://vinceconaway.com/
    Star of the County Down/Cooley's performed by The Pride of Ireland from the album Water, Hops, and Grains
    https://www.theprideofireland.com/
    Whiskey to the Sea performed by Barleyjuice from the album Another Round
    http://www.barleyjuice.com
    Will Ye Go, Lassie! performed by Tullamore from the album Wild And Wicked Youth
    https://www.tullamore.band/home

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  • Posted on 28 May 2020

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    Kids and Faeries, Fun With The Little Folk

    VISIT OUR SPONSORS:

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    www.larf.net/

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    www.renaissancemagazine.com/
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    SONGS

    The Unicorn performed by Hawke from the album Out of the Nest
    http://BedlamBards.com
    Dancing Sailor performed by Nancy Daily-Green from the album Singing, Dancing, Everywhere
    https://www.reverbnation.com/nancydailygreen/
    The Faery Dance performed by Kaade from the album At A Loss For Words
    Far Far Away performed by Blackmore's Night from the album Secret Voyage
    https://www.blackmoresnight.com
    Botany Bay performed by Captain Black Jack Murphy from the album Pogue Mahone Means Kiss My Arse
    http://www.irishsong.net/
    I'ts Alright so Far performed by C. Wayne Owens from the album SeymoureSays
    King of the Cannibal Islands performed by Flying Fish Sailors from the album Loch Ness Monster
    http://www.flyingfishsailors.coM
    Robin Hood & Marion- (when she was 8 and he was 10) performed by Faire to Middlin' from the album Faire to Middlin - just  kidding around
    https://www.fairetomiddlin.com
    Levan Polka /Korobeiniki performed by Tomas The Accordionist from the album BeyondTheHills
    http://www.Frostaccordion.com
    King Of Faeries,Rights Of Man performed by Fiddler's Tales from the album Waddles From The Sea
    A Faerie's Love Song performed by Oakley the Faerie from the album First Sapling
    https://www.facebook.com/OakleyTheFaerie/
    The Faerie Glen performed by Sandra Parker from the album Call of the Faerie
    https://www.reverbnation.com/sandramparker
    Mr. Fox's Garden performed by Queen Ann's Lace from the album Unlaced
    http://www.QALace.com
    Sail On performed by Crimson Pirates from the album SailOn
    http://www.crimsonpirates.com/
    Pete the Polymorpher performed by Dan The Bard from the album Manticores and Owlbears
    http://www.danthebard.com
    Wild Rover performed by Galamor the Bard from the album Drive By Barding
    http://www.stevemacdonald.org/
    HOW TO SUPPORT US

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  • Posted on 11 May 2020

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