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Thread #1534   Message #5245
Posted By: Susan-Marie
15-May-97 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Giant (Stan Rogers)
Subject: Lyr Add: GIANT (Stan Rogers)
I love this song so much I've memorized it - here ya go:
(and yes, Garnet's intro must be heard to appreciate the mythology)

(Stan Rogers)

Cold wind on the water, and rain on the road
Wet promise of winter brings recourse to coal
There's a fire in the blood and a fog on Bras d'Or
The giant will rise with the moon.

It's the same ancient fever from the isles of the blessed
That our fathers brought with them when they "went west"
It's the blood of the druids that never will rest
The giant will rise with the moon.

CHORUS: So crash the glass down, move with the tide
Young friends and old whiskey are burning inside
Crash the glass down, Fingal will rise ... with the moon.

In inclement weather the people are fey
Three thousand year stories as the night slips away
To think of old Fingal seems not far away
The giant will rise with the moon.

The wind's from the north, there'll be a new moon tonight
But we have no circle to dance in its sight
So light a torch, bring a bottle, and build the fire bright
The giant will rise with the moon.
(Repeat first part of first verse)

**interesting note: the Bras d'Or are known as lakes that NEVER have fog -
so if there's fog on Bras d'Or in this song, you know something unusual is happening!