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Glenaphuca

by Lewis Barfoot

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1.
Fisherman 05:01
Dúlamán na binne bui, Dúlamán gaelach Dúlamán na farraige, ’s e b’fhearr bhí in Éirinn Down to the shore, down to the shore Down to the shore to see the fisherman Sail away on his boat today Under the night sky I’ll be your stowaway And if the sea should swallow me I give my body freely Swirling down, Billow bubble blow Looping round, Siren song in flow Deeper in the ocean bed Perfect prelude to what lies ahead Catch the fin of a giant squid Somersault, octopus ocean sport Puff your cheeks, sink to the deep Frondled by weeds of the ancient sea Bladderwrack, Dúlamán, Butterweed, Dabberlock, Carageen Won’t you hold my hand Bladderwrack, Dúlamán, Butterweed, Dabberlock, Carageen I know you understand Allegiance from the Celtic sea Driving me toward thee Fighting for liberty Harmonise family legacy Bronze sword by my side Wild hare heart open wide Dúlamán na binne bui, Dúlamán gaelach Dúlamán na farraige, ’s e b’fhearr bhí in Éirinn A ‘níon mhín ó, sin anall na fir shúirí A mháithair mhín ó, cuir na roithléan go dtí mé
2.
White Dress 03:53
We lay you down In your white wedding dress We lay you down to rest Are you comfy? Is it cold? Have your bones turned to dust? Are you comfy? Is it cold? Have your bones turned to dust? We lay you down In your white wedding dress Blue silk in your hair So much love for you So much love for you Do you feel that? Hear this ? Do you know you’re missed? Do you feel that? Hear this? Do you know you’re missed?
3.
Sweet Dreams 04:26
Where do I meet you now you’re no longer here? Meet you dreamland where worries disappear You’re a whisper in the wind A flicker in the light A smile upon my cheek When you kiss me goodnight Sweet dreams, sweet dreams Made of memories You massaged my legs when I’d been running at school Helped me with my Latin tables Bam, Bas, Bamus Bam, Bas, Bamus You’d plait my hair with sleepy eyes Plait my hair from your sleepy bed Sweet dreams, sweet dreams Made of memories Memories of you alive Nothing prepares you Memories of you alive Now you’re no longer here to whisper in my ear Whisper in the wind, can you hear me? Now you’re no longer here to whisper in my ear Whisper in the wind, I can hear you You’re a whisper in the wind A flicker in the light Smile upon my cheek When you kiss me goodnight A whisper in the wind A flicker in the light Smile upon my cheek When I kiss you goodnight Sweet dreams, sweet dreams As you lay beneath the trees Sweet dreams, sweet dreams, sweet dreams
4.
The Fox 02:37
The fox went out on a cold cold night Prayed to the moon to give him light He'd many a mile to go that night Before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o He’d many a mile to go that night Before he reached the town-o He ran till he came to a great big pen Where ducks ’n geese were kept therein A couple of you gonna grease my chin Before I leave this town-o, town-o, town-o Said a couple of you gonna grease my chin Before I leave this town-o He grabbed the grey goose by the neck Threw a duck across his back He didn't mind their quack, quack, quack And the legs all dangling down-o, down-o, down-o He didn't mind their quack, quack, quack And legs all dangling down-o Old Mother Flipper-Flopper jumped out of bed Out of the window she stuck her head Crying, "John, John! grey goose is gone The fox is down on the town-o, town-o, town-o!” Crying, "John, John, grey goose is gone Fox is down on the town-o!” John he ran to the top of the hill To blow his horn both loud and shrill Fox said "better flee with my kill They'll soon be on my trail-o, trail-o, trail-o." Fox said "better flee with my kill They'll soon be on my trail-o” He ran till he came to his cozy den There were his little ones eight, nine, ten Crying, “Daddy, daddy better go back again It must be a mighty fine town-o, town-o, town-o!" Crying, “Daddy, daddy better go back again, It must be a mighty fine town-o” Then the fox and the wife without any strife Cut up the goose with a fork and knife They never had such a supper in their life And the little ones chewed on the bones-o, bones-o, bones-o They never had such a supper in their life And the little ones chewed on the bones-o
5.
Dó ín dú ó deidil ó ’Gus tá mo stór chomh deas Dó ín dú ó deidil ó 'S nach bhféadaim éirí as Dó ín dú ó deidilum Dó ín dú ó deidil ó 'S nach neantóg is bláth buí Dó ín dú ó deidil ó Atá a' fás ar áit mo thighe Dó ín dú ó deidilum Dó ín dú ó deidil ó 'Gus tá mo stór chomh cóir Dó ín dú ó deidil ó Le gloine i dteach an óil Dó ín dú ó deidilum Dó ín dú ó deidil ó 'Gus tá mo chroí chomh trom Dó ín dú ó deidil ó Le cloch a gcaithfí i dtom Dó ín dú ó deidilum Dó ín dú ó deidil ó Marach an droch-shaol Dó ín dú ó deidil ó Bheadh mo mhuintir cruinn Dó ín dú ó deidilum
6.
Sister Lover 05:46
We walk like angels under the skylight Dance like lovers warmed by delight We reach to the other side with our dreaming And the rains do come We blur beyond the edges reaching closer Dissolving to being, cosmic roller coster Glide on a skate wing, fly the apple cart And ride away Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister, I’m coming too Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister We dance in waterways screaming blindly Oh the glory of yesterday A day to remind to me Of all I’ve been and done And the choices that I made We slip into shadows fill them with love Laugh at our foibles, grab our boxing gloves To defend all we believe in Even though it makes no sense at all It makes sense to the little ones within us all Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister, I’m coming too Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister Together stronger, together not apart This comparison has died a death And judgement does not serve my heart Oh I will hold you in your glory Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me, rise Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me, rise Oh, rise with me and I will rise with you We scream like children when the hurt is hard Hide in our prisons, don’t want to show our heart Cry in deceit when were too afraid to share our shame There is dust in my compass, which way to go The ocean is calling heavy with its soul Phoenix fire and the watery glazes over me Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister I’m coming too Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister We walk like angels under the skylight Dance like lovers warmed by delight We reach to the other side with our dreaming And the rains do come And the frosts do come biting, frighting, chilling, Holding a new beginning Oh the frosts do come willing, chilling, freezing Warming inside and a new growth begins Oh another year green sprouting Another year we’re all green shoots sprouting, yeah Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister, I’m coming too Rise with me and I’ll rise with you Step on my shoulder sister
7.
Ballinatray 04:46
Once there was a family from an island in the south The Mother was a fine one, Father put drink in his mouth Despite love of the liquor, he bred a whole flock of nine Three raven-haired sisters, six lads to tow the line Now this woman though made of earth ‘n stone was wounded by some words Sticks and stones can snap your bones, words they hurt the worst For defending from her drunken wretch, her babies, her own kind She was labeled as a “mad one” for speaking her own mind To the madhouse she was sent for speaking from her heart Nine young children from their mother had to part The young boys, they all died, not a man left Just three raven haired sisters with their white skin and bare breasts Now the three raven haired sisters were sent along their way Without a toy between them, just with themselves to play But the play didn't last long, as they looked up from the shore Where the nuns, not a smile between them, locked the orphanage door Now this story is a long one with several tales of woe And the pain of these women continues to flow Sticks and stones have snapped their bones, words they hurt the worst Now the words of their story are free to be dispersed No, not hidden no more, there’s no need for pain No, not hidden no more there’s no need for shame
8.
Rise Up 03:21
Rise up, be free May you rise from your rest with ease Re-claim your name, your strength Your sanity Like leaves on a tree sprouting In springtime As I sing to your spirit May it rise up in mine As I sing to your spirit May it shine Rise up, be free May you rise from your rest with ease Re-claim your name, your strength Your family Like leaves on a tree sprouting In springtime As I sing to your spirit May it rise up in mine As I sing to your spirit May it shine As I sing to your spirit May it shine
9.
Twa Corbies 03:54
Learn how to die and when, that’s it isn’t it (v/o) As I was walking all alane I heard twa corbies makin mane And one ontae the other did say Where shall we gang ’n dine the day Where shall we gang ‘n dine the day’oo In behind yun oul fail dyke I wot there lies a new slain knight And naebody kens that he lies there But his hawk and his hound and his lady fair x 2 His hawk is tae the hunting gane His hound to fetch the wildfowl hane His lady has taken another mate So we can mack our dinner sweet x 2 You can sit on his white breast bone And I'll pick out his bonny blue een And with a lock of his yellow hair We'll theek our nest when it grows bare x 2 Many's a one for him macs mane Naebody kens where he hath gane And through his white bones when they grow bare The wind shall blow forever mare x 2
10.
Take your white horses Ride them into the night Over the hillside down the scree To the lichen tree Meet a man with a pitch fork who smiles He's been digging drains His life will never be the same Since you smiled at him Walk into the mountain Lay your head down, Earth-man Transmission complete We drive around the bends Wind is howling over hills Wolves are crying As snow falls heavy overnight In the day bright sunlight shining Rest your bones Moss will consume you Your beard unfurl Let your final retreat Be a total letting go, Earth Man Transmission complete Stay away from the dark mile at night Keep your head up high Fiddle flying As grace notes grow thick with delight White horses Gallop to guide you Highland hearts aglow With the light of your story and song Trust yourself, be yourself Trust yourself, be yourself Earth Man Let your last tears flow Into waterways and lochs Become a droplet of rain and return again Falling free into the mist Falling free into the mist Crawl into your bed Flowers will decorate your silver hair Mountain-side mourning Honeyed by sun, asleep by moonlight In the day your spirit soaring Turning into earth Death inviting The worms dance for you Twa corbies will prune you Twa fairies swoon you, Earth Man Transmission complete
11.
Diddlage 04:08
Why don’t you slow down Slow down Slow down That’s right!

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released March 5, 2021

Artwork by Barbara O’Meara
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Lewis Barfoot Cork, Ireland

Half Irish, half English Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, combining ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from Ireland and the UK. A timeless & gifted storyteller who transports the listener to strange, magical, otherworldly places.

“What a beautiful, beautiful voice she has, just gorgeous” - Eve Blair, BBC Radio Ulster
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