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Celtic Woman

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Notice: I assembled the following from surfing the web. Accuracy is not guaranteed and I appreciate any and all corrections.

1. Walking In The Air

(Intro)
Walking in the air
Floating the sky
Floating in the air

We’re walking in the air
We’re floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly

We’re holding very tight
I’m riding in the midnight blue
I’m finding I can fly so high above with you

Far across the world
The villages go by like trees
The rivers and the hills

The forest and the streams
Children gaze open mouth
Taken by surprise

Nobody down below believes their eyes
We’re surfing in the air
We’re swimming in the frozen sky

We’re drifting over icy mountains floating by
Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep
Arousing of a mighty monster from its sleep

We’re walking in the air
We’re dancing in the midnight sky
And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly

2. Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling
‘Tis you, ‘tis you must go and I must bide
But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so

But when he come, and all the flowers are dying
If I am dead, as dead I well may be
You’ll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me
And I shall hear, tho’ soft you tread above me
And all my grave will warm and sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me

3. The Butterfly (Instrumental)

4. Siúil A Rún (Walk My Love)

Siúil, Siúil, siul a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus ealaigh lion

Siúil, Siúil, siul a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I wish I was on yonder hill
‘Tis there I’d sit and cry my fill
And every tear would turn a mill
I’ll sell my rock, I’ll sell my reel
I’ll sell my only spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel

Siúil, Siúil, siul a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I’ll dye my petticoats, I’ll dye them red
And ‘round the world I’ll beg my bread
Until my parents shall wish me dead

Siúil, Siúil, siul a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

Siúil, Siúil, siul a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus ealaigh lion

Siúil, Siúil, siul a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

5. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
Holy wisdom, love most bright
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
With the fire of life impassioned
Striving still to truth unknown
Soaring, dying round Thy throne

6. May It Be

May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh, how far you are from home

Mornie utúlie (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

May it be the shadows call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utúlie (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now
A promise lives within you now

7. Isle Of Inisfree

I’ve met some folks who say that I’m a dreamer
And I’ve no doubt there’s truth in what they say
But sure a body’s bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away
And precious things are dreams unto an exile
They take him o’er the land across the sea —
Especially when it happens he’s an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Inisfree
And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city, wondrous though it be
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
I’m once again back home in Inisfree

I wander o’er green hills through dreamy valleys
And find a peace no other land would know
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow
And then into a humble shack I wander
My dear old home — and tenderly behold
The folks I love around the turf fire, gathered
On bended knees, their rosary is told
But dreams don’t last
Though dreams are not forgotten
And soon I’m back to stern reality
But though they pave the footways here with gold dust
I still would choose my Isle of Inisfree

8. Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Gratia plena, Dominus tecum
Benedicta tú in mulieribus
Et benedictus, fructus ventris tui, Jesus
Sancta Maria, sancta Maria, Maria
Ora pro nobis, nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostrae
Amen. Amen

9. Sí Do Mhaimeó Í (The Wealthy Widow)

(Chorus)

‘Sí do mhaimeo í, ‘sí do mhaimeo í
‘Sí do mhaimeo í cailleach an airgid
‘Sí do mhaimeo í ó Bhail’ Iorrais Mhóir í
‘S chuir-feadh sí cóistí ‘r bhóithre Chois Fharraige
‘BhFeicfeása ‘n “steam” ‘ga’l siar Tóin Uí Loing’
‘S na rothaí gh’l timpeall siar óna ceathrúnaí
Caithfeadh sí’nstiúir naoi n-uair’ar a cúl
‘S ní choinneodh sí siúl le cailleach an airgid

(Chorus)

‘Measann tú ‘bpósfa, ‘measann tú ‘bpósfa
‘Measann tú ‘bpósfa cailleach an airgid?
Tá ‘s a’m nach ‘bpósfa, tá ‘s a’m nach ‘bpósfa
Mar tá sé ró-óg ‘gus dólfadh sé’n t-airgead

(Chorus)

‘S gairid go ‘bpósfa, ‘s gairid go ‘bpósfa
‘S gairid go ‘bpósfa beirt ar an mbaile seo
‘S gairid go ‘bpósfa, ‘s gairid go ‘bpósfa
Séan Shéamais Mhóir agus Máire Ní Chathasaigh
(Repeat)

(Chorus twice)

Translation

(Chorus)

She’s your granny, she’s your granny
She’s your granny, the hag with the money
She’s your granny from the town of Iorrais Mór
And she would put coaches on the roads of Cois Farraige
If you’d see the steam boat going past Tóin Uí Loing’
And the wheels turning speedily at her flanks
She’d scatter the store nine times to the rear
But she never keeps pace with the hag with the money

(Chorus)

Do you reckon he’d marry, do you reckon he’d marry
Do you reckon he’d marry the hag with the money?
I know he’ll not marry, I know he’ll not marry
Because he’s too young and he’ll drink the money

(Chorus)

We’ll soon have a wedding, we’ll soon have a wedding
We’ll soon have a wedding by two in the village
We’ll soon have a wedding, we’ll soon have a wedding
Between Séan Séamais Mór and Máire Ní Chathasaigh
(Repeat)

(Chorus twice)

10. My Lagan Love — Somewhere

There’s a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere
There’s a time for us
Some day a time for us
Time together
With time to spare
Time to learn
Time to care
Someday, Somewhere
We’ll find a new way of living
We’ll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere
There’s a place for us
A time and place for us
Hold my hand
And we’re halfway there
Hold my hand
And I’ll take you there
Somehow
Someday
Somewhere

11. The Soft Goodbye

Ahhhhhhhh — (repeats/chorus)

When the light begins to fade
And shadows fall across the sea
One bright star in the evening sky
Your love’s light leads me on my way
There’s a dream that will not sleep
A burning hope that will not die
So I must go now with the wind
And leave you waiting on the tide
Time to fly, time to touch the sky
One voice alone — a haunting cry
One song, one star burning bright
Let it carry me through darkest night
Rain comes over the gray hills
And on the air, a soft goodbye
Hear the song that I sing to you
When the time has come to fly
When I leave and take the wing
And find the land that fate will bring
The brightest star in the evening sky
Is your love far from me
Is your love waiting far for me
Oh, Is your love waiting far from me

12. She Moved Thro’ The Fair

(Choir chant)

My young love said to me, “My mother won’t mind
And my father won’t slight you for your lack of kind.”
Then she stepped away from me and this she did say
“It will not be long, love, till our wedding day.”
She stepped away from me and she moved thro’ the fair
And fondly I watched her move here and move there
And she made her way homeward with one star awake
As a swan in the evening moves over the lake

(Choir chant)

Last night, She came to me, She came softly in
So softly she came that her feet made no din
And she laid her hand on me and this she did say
“It will not be long, love, till our wedding day.”

(Choir chant)

13. Send Me A Song

Take the wave now and know that you’re free
Turn your back on the land face the sea
Face the wind now so wild and so strong
When you think of me
Wave to me and send me a song
Don’t look back when you reach the new shore
Don’t forget what you’re leaving me for
Don’t forget when you’re missing me so
Love must never hold
Never hold tight but let go
Oh the nights will be long
When I’m not in your arms
But I’ll be in your song
That you sing to me, across the sea
Somehow, someday
You will be far away
So far from me and maybe one day
I will follow you and all you do
‘Til then, send me a song
When the sun sets the water on fire
When the wind swells the sails of your hire
Let the call of the bird on the wind
Calm your sadness and loneliness
And then start to sing to me
I will sing to you
If you promise to send me a song
I walk by the shore and I hear
Hear your song come so faint
And so clear
And I catch it, a breath on the wind
And I smile and I sing you a song
I will send you a song
I will sing you a song
I will sing to you
If you promise to send me a song

14. Someday

Someday, when we are wiser
When the world is older
When we have learned
I pray someday we may yet
Live to live and let live
Someday, life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
And greed will not pay
Godspeed this bright millennia
On its way, let it come someday

Someday, our fight will be won and
We’ll stand in the sun in
That bright afternoon
‘Til then, on days when the sun
Is gone, we’ll hang on
If we wish upon the moon
There are some days, dark and bitter
Seems we haven’t got a prayer
But a prayer for something better
Is the one thing we all share

Someday, when we are wiser
When the whole world is older
When we have love
And I pray, someday we may yet
Live to live and one day, someday
Someday, life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
And greed will not pay
Godspeed, this bright millennia
Let it come
If we wish upon the moon
One day, someday, soon

15. I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls

I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
With vassals and serfs at my side
And of all who assembled within those walls
That I was the hope and the pride
I had riches all too great to count
And a high ancestral name
But I also dreamt which pleased me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me
You loved me still the same
That you loved me
You loved me still the same
I dreamt that suitors sought my hand
That knights upon bended knee
And with vows no maidens heart could withstand
They pledged their faith to me
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
Came forth my hand to claim
But I also dreamt which charmed me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me
You loved me still the same
That you loved me
You loved me still the same

16. Orinoco Flow

Let me sail, let me sail, let the Orinoco flow
Let me reach, let me beach on the shores of Tripoli
Let me sail, let me sail, let me crash upon your shore
Let me reach, let me beach far beyond the Yellow Sea

Sail, sail, sail, sail

Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away

From Bissau to Palau, In the shade of Avalon
From Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon
From Bali to Cali, Far beneath the Coral Sea

Sail, sail, sail, sail

Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away

From the North to the South, Ebudae into Khartoum
From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon
Carry me on the waves to the lands I’ve never been
Carry me on the waves to the lands I’ve never seen

We can sail, we can sail (With the Orinoco flow)
We can sail, we can sail (Sail away, sail away)
We can steer, we can near with Rob Dickins at the wheel
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies

We can sail, we can sail (Sail away, sail away)
We can reach we can beach, on the shores of Tripoli
We can sail, we can sail (Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Bali to Cali, Far beneath the Coral Sea

We can sail, we can sail
Sail away, sail away, sail away
We can sail, we can sail
Sail away, sail away, sail away

Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away

17. The Ashoken Farewell — The Contradiction (Instrumental)

The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashoken
The pines and the willows know soon we will part
There’s a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken
And a love that will always remain in my heart
My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter
The magic of moving as one
And a time we’ll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done
Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we’ve sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?
Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind

(Bodhrans)

18. Harry’s Game

Imtheochaidh soir is siar
A dtainig ariamh
An ghealach is an ghrian
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day
Imtheochaidh an ghealach’s an ghrian
An Daoine og is a chail ‘na dhiadh
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day
Imtheochaidh a dtainig ariamh
an duine og is a chail ne dhiadh
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Translation

I will go east and go west
[To the places] from whence came
The moon and the sun
The moon and the sun will go
And the young man
With his reputation behind him
I will go wherever he came from
The young man with his reputation behind him

19. Nella Fantasia

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto
Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà
Io sogno d’anime che sono sempre libere
Come le nuvole che volano
Pien’ d’umanità in fondo all’anima

(Oboe)

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo
Che soffia sulle città, come amico
Io sogno d’anime che sono sempre libere
Come le nuvole che volano
Pien’ d’umanità in fondo all’anima

20. One World

I hear a baby crying
A sad sound, a lonely sound
I want to take her in my arms
And then I dry away all her tears

I see a boy who’s frightened
A young boy with old eyes
I long to say you’re welcome here
You can be happy now that you’re home

We’re all a part of one world
We all can share the same dream
And if you just reach out to me
Then you will find deep down inside
I’m just like you

Loud voices raised in anger
Speak harsh words, such cruel words
Why do they speak so selfishly?
When we have got so much we can share

So let your hearts be open
And reach out with all your love
There are no strangers now
They are our brothers now
And we are one

We’re all apart of one world
We all can share the same dream
And if you just reach out to me
Then you will find, deep down inside
I’m just like you

We’re all apart of one world
We all can share the same dream
And if you just reach out to me
Then you will find, deep down inside

I’m just like you
I’m just like you

21. You Raise Me Up

When I am down and oh my soul so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me

You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be
(Repeat)

You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
(Stormy seas)
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be
(Repeat)

You raise me up to more than I can be