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Thread #39933   Message #3739241
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
23-Sep-15 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: Song from Patriot Games movie
Subject: LYR ADD - The Quiet Land of Erin
The Quiet Land of Erin


Sandy Denny recorded this traditional song live for the BBC Radio 1 programme "My Kind of Folk" on June 26, 1968. This recording was published in 2007 on the 3CD+DVD set Live at the BBC. A home demo from Winter 1968 has never been officially published.

The Quiet Land of Erin was also recorded by Maggie Boyle in 1987 for her solo album Reaching Out, by Grace Notes (with Maggie Boyle) in 1998 for their album Red Wine & Promises, by the Furey Brothers and, as an instrumental, by Alan Stivell.

Grace Notes sing The Quiet Land of Erin

Oh 'tis I would be in Ard Ti Chuain
Where the mountains stands away
And 'tis I would let the Sunday go
In a cuckoo's glen above the bay

Chorus (after each verse):
    Agus, och och Eire lig is o
    Eire leanndubh agus o
    Ah, the quiet land of Erin

Oh my heart is weary all alone
And it sends a lonely cry
To the land that sings beyond my dreams
And the lonely Sundays pass me by

I would travel back the twisted years
Through the bitter wasted wind
If the God above would let me lie
In a quiet place above the wind

See also the Mudcat Café thread
Origins: Ard Ti Chuain / Quiet Land of Erin.