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Thread #19881   Message #2216732
Posted By: Stringsinger
16-Dec-07 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind That Shakes the Barley
The lyrics given don't seem to fit to the reel. Perhaps the reel doesn't have lyrics.
The above lyrics don't scan to the notes of the reel very well to make them intelligible.
Maybe someone should write new lyrics to the reel. I tried to do it......

Such as:

A part:

"There's a Wind from the West that's
known by the people there,
It tells of a time when the
Nation had an equal care
of those who remember
why they suffered through the
awful years,
and tried to survive
with their lives and their many tears the

B part:

Wind blew high and the wind blew the barley 'round
the sound of freedom whistled through the little town
The time was alive and the land was awakening to
music of the dance and the
promise of a day to bring......

A part:

A Wind from the West that would
sweep o'er the land 'o Green, from
Donegal and Shannon down to
Kerry and to Skibereen,
And rise to the size of a
storm and a hurricane
And carry in it's message to the
rattle of a windowpane

B Part:

the Wind shaked the barley and
cleared out the misery
of all those who suffered but pre-
-served the dream of Liberty, and
to the generations and all that would follow,
there would never be a time when their
sentiments were hollow,

and they thrive.

(Well, it's a start)

Frank Hamilton