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Thread #2717 Message #2488858
Posted By: GUEST,Larry
09-Nov-08 - 02:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mo Ghile Mear (from Sting/Chieftains)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mo Ghile Mear (from Sting/Chieftains)
Ghile mear(1) the wind and sun
The sweetness of our dream is done
To lose the west where ??(2)
To mo ghile mear(3) ??(4) the day we met(5)
Ghile Mear the wind and sun
the sleep is over dream is done
to-oo the west where fire sets
To the Ghile Mear the day begun
A few changes for the part where the multiple parts are confusing.
In regard to the new version of the Celtic Woman album, and whether it stands as a legitimate voice of the Irish people, I sense a sea change in the mood of the Irish people as they establish their own vision of their future that comes from their history, but is now growing again as oppression is overcome, and they want to give this new spirit a voice that declares that they are moving forward to all the world; A New Journey, indeed.
Now they need to take the English lyrics and bring them to life in Gaeilge. Then there can be no mistake that their bondage to the past is finished.
This song is an expression of many things by many people. It reflects their lives and passions in ways that go deeper than words. Check www.youtube.com for a variety of versions. I first heard the song played by the group Relativity, live in Pullman, Washington. I have been working on learning it phonetically. I am now discovering that trying to "learn" this song is like trying to catch the wind! : )
Thanks for all the bits of history and lore in this string.