NEW DONOVAN ALBUM GAELIA

 
GAELIA celebrates Donovan’s Gaelic Roots Music yet as always Donovan is Fusing and Blending his styles.
 
Donovan Says: ‘The Fusion of my Gaelic Roots styles, with my Poetry and melodic composition, signature finger-style guitar phrasing, classical gypsy strings, vocal emoting and Gaelic Rock, is a complete success for me on GAELIA. I have fulfilled my service again, as a living Shaman Poet. All the guests excelled, and Dan Fitzgeralnd Co-Producing with me, enhancing the songs with their superlative talents, and great respect for all I have achieved in bringing world wide appreciation for our Gaelic Tradition, Thank You All!
 
Donovan
 
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1 – Moon Over Clare

 

2 – Watching The Sun Go Down

 

3 – Glasgow Town

 

4 – The Ferryman´s Daughter

 

5 – The Ghost Of Pagan Song

 

6 – Where Are You Now

 

7 – Living On Love

 

8 – The Lake Isle Of Innisfree

 

9 – Madrigalinda

 

10 – Down By The Harbour

 

11 – Rock Me

 

12 – Lover O’ Lover

 

13 – Awaking Year

 

L Y R I C S
 
MOON OVER CLARE
 
There’s a lovely Moon over Clare
With the wind blowing in her hair
And she hears me singing over here
On a hillside on Innisheer
 
And I’ll always remember you
Wherever I wander to
And the lovely Moon over Clare
With the wind in her hair
 
There’s a lovely girl asking me
Would I like some fresh milk for my tea
And the lads next door playing near
On a hillside on Innisheer
 
And I’ll always remember you
Wherever I wander to
And the lovely Moon over Clare
With the wind in her hair
 
And I’ll always remember you
Wherever I wander to
And the lovely Moon over Clare
With the wind in her hair
 
And the lovely Moon over Clare
With the wind in her hair
And I’ll always remember you
Wherever I wander to
And the lovely Moon over Claire
With the wind in her hair
With the wind in her hair
 
 
WATCHING THE SUN GO DOWN
 
I see the dying of the day
I bathe in golden green beauty
I hear the magic kids at play
Yet my heart is filled with vanity
 
Woe woe is me
I who can’t see
Round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go down
 
Why do I sigh and cry like this
Wanting the wanton life I miss
I long for the Hag and her kiss
Spoiling this moment of bliss
 
Woe woe is me
I who can’t see
Round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go down
I said a-round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go down
 
Woe woe is me
I who can’t see
Round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go down
Round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go down
Round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go down
I said a-round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go down
I said a-round after round yeah
Watching the Sun go watching the Sun go
Watching the Sun go down
 
 
GLASGOW TOWN
 
Ah wus born in Glesgae Toon a rough and tumbely toon
They fairly pit the whiskey doon in rough and tumbely toon
Ma granny she slept in the Wa in rough and tumbely toon
Her tattooed erms reared ma Maw in rough and tumbely toon
 
Ma Fayther he had oily breath in rough and tumbely toon
The fac’try sang the song of death in rough and tumbely toon
 
Ma mammy was the Ballroom Belle in rough and tumbely toon
Ma Da ye know he danced sae well in rough and tumbely toon
Ye’d see them doon the Barra-Land wi’ frizzed an’ shinny hair
A buxom Ginger Rodgers an’ a skinny Fred Astaire
 
Ah wus born in Glesgae Toon a rough and tumbely toon
They fairly pit the whiskey doon in rough and tumbely toon
Ma granny she slept in the Wa in rough and tumbely toon
Her tattooed erms reared ma Maw in rough and tumbely toon
 
And this is where the dream was born the Great Industrial Dream
It’s mair like some foul monster born on the Banks a’ Clyde’s fair green
 
They fought for country fought for King they won the war it’s true
Tae see Germany and Japan well ye widnae think it noo
 
I was born in Glesgae Toon a rough and tumbely toon
They fairly pit the whiskey doon in rough and tumbely toon
Mammy was the Ballroom Belle in rough and tumbely toon
Ye know Ma Da he danced sae well in rough and tumbely toon
 
 
THE FERRYMAN’S DAUGHTER
 
Way deep down in the greenwood-o
A-rap tap tapping on a window
A young blade and a ramblin boy
Across a wide river to go
 
The river was wide the river was deep
And all within the cottage seemed asleep
 
By and by a young girl came
Blinking sleep from her dark eye
She put her finger to her lip
So young and yet not so shy
 
The river is wide the river is deep
He went to the scullery and stepped inside
 
I’ll tell to ye a rovin’ tale
Or recite you a fable
If you will give to me some bread
And a little hot soup if you’re able
 
The river is wide the river is deep
The ferryman my father is asleep
 
Then she put on a cloak of wool
And a pair a fine boots of deerskin
Lowerin’ her pretty dark eye
When he caught a glimpse of her fair skin
The river is wide the river is deep
The ferryman my father fast asleep
 
He laid her down in the greenwood-o
Squirrel and a rabbit a-scamper
He sang her the ancient rovin tale
And merrily did enchant her
 
The river is wide the river is deep
The ferryman her father lay asleep
 
They bid farewell by the riverbank
He looked long into her dark eye
An otter splashed and quickly sank
Greylag goose in a grey sky
 
The river is wide the river is deep
The ferryman her father
The river is wide the river is deep
The ferryman her father
The river is wide the river is deep
The ferryman her father fast asleep
 
 
THE GHOST OF PAGAN SONG
 
All was darkness streaked with light
Thunder giants made their fight
The wild wind set the rain in flight
O’re Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
All along the lonely road
Swollen burn and streamlet flowed
Fortunate they within adobe
On Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
As I sat cloaked beneath a Yew
A horseman black flashed into view
Bourne upon the wind he flew
O’re Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
How could he know I crouched there low
But as he neared his pace did slow
The wind made moan and moved me so
On Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
He checked his rein and silent stood
I stared up at his faceless hood
He spoke and how the sound fell crude
On Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
I am the Ghost of Pagan Song
That ye have wished to know so long
I am the secret seed of song
Ask of me what thou wilt
 
I stood beneath the lonely tree
The wind and rain they lashed at me
I felt no fear to turn and flee
From Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
I want to know the song of trees
The symphony bourne on the breeze
That I may set Sweet Nature free
All this pray tell to me
 
I want to learn the melody
That fills the clouds and moves the sea
The tune that draws the Moon to me
All this pray tell to me
 
What strings are plucked beneath the ground
The harmony and rhythmic sound
That wheel the Four Great Seasons round
All this pray tell to me
 
I want to harmonize with stars
And weave creation ‘tween the bars
And guide with song celestial cars
All this pray tell to me
 
I want to heal disharmony
And smooth with pleasant melody
One with god’s sweet song to be
All this pray tell to me
 
The stallion pawed the rocky floor
The thunder cracked the rain did pour
I drew my cloak about me more
On Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
You wish to know the song of trees
Then listen long to trees said he
Set the song within you free
Command and it shall be
 
You wish to know the secret song
That moves the flowing water along
Then hark to rivers ancient song
And changing melody
 
What strings are plucked beneath the mound
Awake the seeds to break the ground
No question asked no answer found
Young man now list to me
 
The shade he laughed with a bitter scorn
Sweet starry youth I would thee warn
Many are to unfulfillment born
Perhaps this lot for thee
 
You are not real I smiling said
You are of fear and shadow made
A bolt of lightning struck the shade
From Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
I woke from cracked and windy dreams
The storm had passed me by it seems
The dawn approached a streak of green
On Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
Between the banks the river flowed
The Sun upon the mountain glowed
I up and took me to the road
 
From Fair Kilcullen Lea
From Fair Kilcullen Lea
 
 
WHERE ARE YOU NOW
 
You – You and me we were always two
Lovers together forever
I wanted you Oh how I felt
You wanted me Oh please don’t go
 
Now the change is here longing for you
To be near by me
Where are you now where are you now
Where are you now
 
Heart hurting for you living the last
Moments we shared together
Part of me gone now in the past
Living the memories
 
How can love so good turn out to be
So sad and lonely
Where are you now where are you now
Where are you now
 
Lying in someone else’s arms
Do you think of me
Once when you loved me
Wanting you only
 
How can love so good turn out to be
So sad and lonely
Where are you now where are you now
Where are you now
 
You – You and me we were always two
Lovers together forever
I wanted you Oh how I felt
You wanted me Oh please don’t go
 
Now the change is here longing for you
To be near by me
Where are you now where are you now
Where are you now
Where are you now
 
 
LIVING ON LOVE
 
Peace gentle peace
Peace the hope of man
For the future of this world
For the children boy and girl
 
Living on Love and making our life
Living on Love and making no strife
Living on Love losing our fears
Living on Love making no tears
 
War senseless war
War the greed of man
And the next one we all know
No-one can win so lets show
 
Living on Love and making our life
Living on Love and making no strife
Living on Love losing our fears
Living on Love making no tears
Peace Gentle Peace
 
 
THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE
 
I will arise and go now and go to Innisfree
And a small cabin build there of clay and wattles made
 
Nine bean-rows will I have there a hive for the honey-bee
And live alone in the bee-loud glade
 
And I shall have some peace there for peace comes dropping slow
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings
 
There midnight’s all a-glimmer and noon a purple glow
And evening full of the Linnet’s wings
 
I will arise and go now for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore
While I stand on the roadway or on the pavements grey
I hear it in the deep heart’s core
 
I will arise and go now and go to Innisfree
And a small cabin build there of clay and wattles made
 
Nine bean-rows will I have there a hive for the honey-bee
And live alone in the bee-loud glade
 
 
MADRIGALINDA
 
Oh your love dear so precious
Every drop Ambrosia
And your dancing so gracious
Such a Lady you are
 
Let me never be far from you
Always hold me in your heart
And forever let us be true
Sad am I when we part
 
There have been times when I lost you
Following some old dark dream
Only to find beyond my mind
Only our love is real
 
Lonely rambling through the meadows
I was young with old man’s care
Now I wander through your garden
And all beauty we share
 
Oh your love dear so precious
Every drop Ambrosia
And your dancing so gracious
Such a Lady you are
 
 
DOWN BY THE HARBOUR
 
Down by the harbour I will be waiting
Thinking of you love so far away
 
Down by the harbour seagulls are calling
It’s only the lonely song of the sea
 
I’m just like the ocean I’m always in motion
Sailing back home to you
Soon to be safe in the haven of your heart
 
Down by the harbour lovers and kissing
Deep in the shadows under the pier
 
Down by the harbor you I’ll be missing
Thinking of you love holding you near
 
Sadly the twilight lonely the lamplight
Venus and Jupiter rise
Soon to be safe in the haven of your eyes
 
Lovers are longing singers are songing
Dreamers are dreaming dreams
Yet I am lonely only for you dear
Only for you it seems
 
Down by the harbour I will be waiting
Thinking of your love so far away
 
Down by the harbour seagulls are calling
It’s only the lonely song of the sea
 
I’m just like the ocean I’m always in motion
Sailing back on to you
Soon to be safe in the haven of your
Soon to be safe in the haven of your
Soon to be safe in the haven of your heart
Down by the harbour
Down by the harbour
 
 
ROCK ME
 
We don’t walk away with everything we want
We ask ourselves in times of trouble
Who’s the fool in this play if you got it don’t flaunt
I wanna know if you’re my double
 
Cause I know I only know
I know I only know
 
I love the way you Rock Me
You Rock Me to my soul
Come Rock Me Rock Me Roll Me
I love the way you Rock Me
 
You gotta a way about you
There’s no doubt about you
In a crowd your’e never too loud
You’re my heroine
All the places you’ve been
I will only love you till the end of time
 
Cause I know I only know
I know I only know
 
I love the way you Rock Me
You Rock Me to my soul
Come Rock Me Rock Me Roll Me
I love the way you Rock Me
 
 
LOVER O’ LOVER
 
Reveal beloved hidden ecstasy
Lady of Seven Lights administer love to me
Before thy temple of inner sanctuary
I lay my burden down and rest beneath your tree
 
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
 
Sister of succour your kiss is my balm
With your wand you bid the beast in me be calm
Arise Serpent arise from out your fiery lair
Dance for the maiden with the moonlight in her hair
 
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
 
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
Lover O’ Lover lead me within
 
 
AWAKING YEAR
 
The bee is on the wing
Leaves uncurl yellow green
The year is awaking
The year is awaking
 
Long garden overgrown
With wild flowers sown
The year is awaking
The year is awaking
 
Birds fluting overhead
A-making feather bed
The year is awaking
The year is awaking
 
The bee is on the wing
Leaves uncurl yellow green
The year is awaking
The year is awaking
The year is awaking
The year is awaking
The year is awaking