Celtic Woman Songs

Songs List

1. Last Rose of Summer/Walking In The Air
2. Danny Boy
3. The Butterfly
4. Siuil A Run - (Walk My Love)
5. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
6. May It Be
7. Isle of Inis Free
8. Ave Maria
9. Si Do Mhaimeo i - (The Wealthy Widow)
10. My Lagan Love - Somewhere
11. The Soft Goodbye
12. She Moved Thru' The Fair
13. Send Me A Song
14. Someday
15. I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls
16. Orinoco Flow
17. The Ashoken Farewell - The Contradiction
18. Harry's Game
19. Nella Fantasia
20. One World
21. You Raise Me Up

Note:
Copyright 2004 Celtic Woman Ltd., Manhattan Records.
Lyrics came from
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Disclaimer:
I tried to match the songs as I listen to them on the CD.
And none of the lyrics on this site belong to me;
they all belong to their respective owners under copyright.
If you have any corrections, please feel free to send them to my e-mail.
I will make changes as necessary.

Walking In The Air

Intro: Walking in the air,floating the sky...
Floating in the air...

We're walking in the air
We're floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly

We're holding very tight
I'm riding in the midnight blue
I'm finding I can fly so high above with you

Far across the world
The villages go by like trees
The rivers and the hills
The forest and the streams

Children gaze open mouth
Taken by suprise
Nobody down below believes their eyes

We're surfing in the air
We're swimming in the frozen sky
We're drifting over icy
mountains floating by

Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep
Arousing of a mighty monster from its sleep

We're walking in the air
We're dancing in the midnight sky
And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly
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Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

But when he come, and all the flowers are dying
If I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my grave will warm and sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.

Note: I changed some of the original lyrics to match the words in the celtic woman cd. I tried to match it as much as I can. (Marie-France)
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Siuil A Run (Walk My Love)

Siuil, siuil, siul a run,
Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin
Siuil go doras agus ealaigh lion

Siuil, siuil, siul a run,
Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin
Siuil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan

I wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill,
And every tear would turn a mill,
I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel,
I'll sell my only spinning wheel,
To buy my love a sword of steel

Siuil, siuil, siul a run,
Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin
Siuil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan

I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red,
And 'round the world I'll beg my bread,
Until my parents shall wish me dead,

Siuil, siuil, siul a run,
Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin
Siuil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan

Siuil, siuil, siul a run,
Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin
Siuil go doras agus ealaigh lion

Siuil, siuil, siul a run,
Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin
Siuil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan
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Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Holy wisdom, love most bright

Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
With the fire of life impassioned
Striving still to truth unknown
Soaring, dying round Thy throne
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May It Be

May it be an evening star,
Shines down upon you.
May it be when darkness falls,
Your heart will be true.
You walk a lonely road;
Oh, how far you are from home....

Mornie utúlie (darkness has come),
Believe and you will find your way.
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen),
A promise lives within you now....

May it be the shadows call,
Will fly away.
May it be your journey on,
To light the day.
When the night is overcome,
You may rise to find the sun.

Mornie utúlie (darkness has come),
Believe and you will find your way.
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen),
A promise lives within you now....

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Isle Of Inisfree

I’ve met some folks who say that I’m a dreamer,
And I’ve no doubt there’s truth in what they say,
But sure a body’s bound to be a dreamer,
When all the things he loves are far away.
And precious things are dreams unto an exile.
They take him o’er the land across the sea --
Especially when it happens he’s an exile,
From that dear lovely Isle of Inisfree.

And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops,
Of this great city, wondrous though it be,
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter...
I’m once again back home in Inisfree.

I wander o’er green hills through dreamy valleys,
And find a peace no other land would know.
I hear the birds make music fit for angels,
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.
And then into a humble shack I wander --
My dear old home -- and tenderly behold,
The folks I love around the turf fire, gathered.
On bended knees, their rosary is told.

But dreams don’t last --
Though dreams are not forgotten --
And soon I’m back to stern reality.
But though they pave the footways here with gold dust,
I still would choose the Isle of Inisfree.
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Ave Maria

Ave Maria,
Gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus, fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, sancta Maria, Maria,
Ora pro nobis, nobis peccatoribus,
Nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostrae.
Amen. Amen.
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Sí Do Mhaimeó Í

Chorus:
'Sí do mhaimeo í, 'sí do mhaimeo í
'Sí do mhaimeo í cailleach an airgid
'Sí do mhaimeo í ó Bhail' Iorrais Mhóir í
'S chuir-feadh sí cóistí 'r bhóithre Chois Fharraige

'bhFeicfeása 'n "steam" 'ga'l siar Tóin Uí Loing'
'S na rothaí gh'l timpeall siar óna ceathrúnaí
Caithfeadh sí'nstiúir naoi n-uair'ar a cúl
'S ní choinneodh sí siúl le cailleach an airgid
(Chorus)

'Measann tú 'bpósfa, 'measann tú 'bpósfa
'Measann tú 'bpósfa cailleach an airgid?
Tá 's a'm nach 'bpósfa, tá 's a'm nach 'bpósfa
Mar tá sé ró-óg 'gus dólfadh sé'n t-airgead
(chorus)

'S gairid go 'bpósfa, 's gairid go 'bpósfa
'S gairid go 'bpósfa beirt ar an mbaile seo
'S gairid go 'bpósfa, 's gairid go 'bpósfa
Séan Shéamais Mhóir agus Máire Ní Chathasaigh
(Repeat)

(Chorus twice)

English Translation
Chorus:
She's your granny, she's your granny
She's your granny, the hag with the money
She's your granny from the town of Iorrais Mór
And she would put coaches on the roads of Cois Farraige

If you'd see the steam boat going past Tóin Uí Loing'
And the wheels turning speedily at her flanks
She'd scatter the store nine times to the rear
But she never keeps pace with the hag with the money
(chorus)

Do you reckon he'd marry, do you reckon he'd marry
Do you reckon he'd marry the hag with the money?
I know he'll not marry, I know he'll not marry
Because he's too young and he'll drink the money
(chorus)

We'll soon have a wedding, we'll soon have a wedding
We'll soon have a wedding by two in the village
We'll soon have a wedding, we'll soon have a wedding
Between Séan Séamais Mór and Máire Ní Chathasaigh
(Repeat)

(Chorus twice)
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Somewhere

There's a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere

There's a time for us
Some day a time for us
Time together
With time to spare
Time to look
Time to care

Someday, Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere ...

There's a place for us
A time and place for us
Hold my hand
And we're halfway there
Hold my hand
And I'll take you there
Somehow...
Someday...
Somewhere...
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Soft Goodbye

Ahhhhhhhh - (repeats/chorus)

When the light begins to fade,
And shadows fall across the sea,
One bright star in the evening sky,
Your love’s light leads me on my way.

There’s a dream that will not sleep,
A burning hope that will not die.
So I must go now with the wind,
And leave you waiting on the tide.

Time to fly, time to touch the sky.
One voice alone - a haunting cry.
One song, one star burning bright,
Let it carry me through darkest night.

Rain comes over the grey hills,
And on the air, a soft goodbye.
Hear the song that I sing to you,
When the time has come to fly.

When I leave and take the wing,
And find the land that fate will bring,
The brightest star in the evening sky,
(Is your love far from me)
Is your love waiting far for me.

(oh)Is your love waiting far from me....
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She Moved Thru` The Fair

(choir:chant)
My young love said to me, "My mother won't mind
And my father won't slight you for your lack of kine."
Then she stepped away from me and this she did say:
"It will not be long, love, till our wedding day."
She stepped away from me and she moved thru' the fair
And fondly I watched her move here and move there.
And she made her way homeward with one star awake
As swan in the evening moves over the lake.
(Choir:chant)
Last night, She came to me, She came softly in
So softly she came that her feet made no din,
And she laid her hand on me and this she did say:
"It will not be long, love, till our wedding day."

(choir: chant)

Note: I tried to follow the lyrics to the song on the CD. There are changes from the traditional words. I matched it to the song on the CD as close as I can. (Marie-France)
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Send Me A Song

Take the wave now and know that you're free,
turn your back on the land face the sea,
face the wind now so wild and so strong,
when you think of me,
wave to me and send me a song.

Don't look back when you reach the new shore,
don't forget what you're leaving me for,
don't forget when you're missing me so,
love must never hold,
never hold tight but let go.

Oh the nights will be long,
When I'm not in your arms,
But I'll be in your song, That you sing to me, across the sea.
Somehow, someday, you will be far away,
So far from me and maybe oneday,
I will follow you,
And all you do,
'Til then, send me a song.

When the sun sets the water on fire,
When the wind swells the sails of your hire,
Let the call of the bird on the wind,
Calm your sadness and loneliness,
And then start to sing to me,
I will sing to you,
If you promise to send me a song.

I walk by the shore and I hear,
Hear your song come so faint,
And so clear,
And I catch it, a breath on the wind,
And I smile and I sing you a song,
I will send you a song...
I will sing you a song,
I will sing to you...
If you promise to send me a song.
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Someday

Someday, when we are wiser,
When the worlds older,
When we have learned....
I pray someday we may yet,
Live to live and let live.

Someday, life will be fairer,
Need will be rarer,
And greed will not pay.
Godspeed this bright millenia,
On its way, let it come someday.

Someday, our fight will be won and,
We'll stand in the sun in,
That bright afternoon....
'Til then, on days when the sun,
Is gone, we'll hang on,
If we wish upon the moon.

There are some days, dark and bitter,
Seems we haven't got a prayer,
But a prayer for something better,
Is the one thing we all share.

Someday, when we are wiser,
When the whole world is older,
When we have love,
And I pray, someday we may yet,
Live to live and oneday, someday...
Someday, life will be fairer,
Need will be rarer,
And greed will not pay.

Godspeed, this bright millenia,
Let it come,
If we wish upon the moon...

Oneday, someday.....soon.
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I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls

I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
with vassals and serfs at my side,
and of all who assembled within those walls
that I was the hope and the pride.
I had riches all too great to count
and a high ancestral name.

But I also dreamt which pleased me most
that you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same.

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand,
that knights upon bended knee
and with vows no maidens heart could withstand,
they pledged their faith to me.
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
came forth my hand to claim.

But I also dreamt which charmed me most
that you loved me still the same
that you loved me
you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same.
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Orinoco Flow

Let me sail, let me sail, let the Orinoco flow,
Let me reach, let me beach on the shores of Tripoli.
Let me sail, let me sail, let me crash upon your shore,
Let me reach, let me beach far beyond the Yellow Sea.

(sail away, sail away, sail away)(sail away, sail away, sail away)
(sail away, sail away, sail away)(sail away, sail away, sail away)

From Bissau to Palau - in the shade of Avalon,
From Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony,
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon,
From Bali to Cali - far beneath the Coral Sea.

(sail away, sail away, sail away)(sail away, sail away, sail away)
(sail away, sail away, sail away)(sail away, sail away, sail away)

From the North to the South, Ebudae into Khartoum,
From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon,
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been,
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen.

We can sail, we can sail... (With the Orinoco flow)
We can sail, we can sail... (sail away, sail away)
We can steer, we can near with Rob Dickins at the wheel,
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies

We can sail, we can sail...(sail away. sail away) (We can reach we can beach, on the shores of Tripoli) We can sail, we can sail...(sail away, sail away, sail away) (From Bali to Cali - far beneath the Coral Sea. )

2x:We can sail, we can sail... (sail away, sail away, sail away)
3x:(sail away, sail away, sail away)
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Harry's Game

Imtheochaidh soir is siar
A dtainig ariamh
An ghealach is an ghrian

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Imtheochaidh an ghealach's an ghrian
An Daoine og is a chail 'na dhiadh

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Imtheochaidh a dtainig ariamh
an duine og is a chail ne dhiadh

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol the doh fol the day

Translation
I will go east and go west
[To the places] from whence came
The moon and the sun

The moon and the sun will go
And the young man
With his reputation behind him

I will go wherever he came from -
The young man with his reputation behind him

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Nella Fantasia

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.
(oboe)
Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.
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One World

I hear a baby crying,
A sad sound, a lonely sound.
I want to take her in my arms,
And then I dry away all her tears.

I see a boy who’s frightened,
A young boy with old eyes,
I long to say you’re welcome here,
You can be happy now that you’re warm.

We’re all a part of one world,
We all can share the same dream...
And if you just reach out to me,
Then you will find deep down inside.... I’m just like you,

Loud voices raised in anger,
Speak harsh words, such cruel words,
Why do they speak so selfishly? When we have got so much we can share.

So let your hearts be open,
And reach out with all your love,
There are no strangers now,
They are our brothers now,
And we are one.

We’re all apart of one world,
We all can share the same dream,
And if you just reach out to me,
Then you will find, deep down inside,
I’m just like you....

We’re all apart of one world,
We all can share the same dream,
And if you just reach out to me,
Then you will find, deep down inside...

I’m just like you....
I’m just like you....
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You Raise Me Up

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.
(repeat)

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
(stormy seas)
I am strong,(strong....)
when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be
(repeat)

You raise me up: To more than I can be.
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