CELTIC LYRICS: Song Lyrics & Sheet Music - Scottish & Irish folk songs
Home · Band · News
Shows · Store · Donations
Free Celtic MP3s · Links
Celtic Lyrics Homepage

Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales - Filk Music

Soul of a Harper

Listen: LoFi | Download | Chords
From:
Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales

words by Rie Sheridan and music by Sheridan-Gunn

Oh, they say 'tis a hanging
that soon I will be--
My body a-twisting from
yonder oak tree--
For daring to think that a man
could live free...
but though I may die,
'tis a harper I'll be.

The strings of my harp
will never be stilled
while the green of the shamrock
still grows on the hill
for the music of Ireland
is her strength and her will
and the soul of a harper
no mortal can kill.

Oh, the red-headed queen on her
cold golden throne
fears harper freedom
she never has known
Our bright Gaelic passion
comes through in the tone
so she orders it silenced
and broods all alone.

The strings of my harp
will never be stilled
while the green of the shamrock
still grows on the hill
for the music of Ireland
is her strength and her will
and the soul of a harper
no mortal can kill.

For a man of the road,
death holds no sting.
'Tis another adventure--
a wonderous thing.
And I know that my music
will evermore ring
in the hills and the rivers
of each Irish spring.

The strings of my harp
will never be stilled
while the green of the shamrock
still grows on the hill
for the music of Ireland
is her strength and her will
and the soul of a harper
no mortal can kill.

KEY C

verse:
C Dm G C
Am Am C G
F Dm Am G
C Dm G C

chorus:
F Am C G
F Am C G
F F C G
C Dm G C

Background: A wonderful song written by acclaimed fantasy author, bard, storyteller, and Nagian, Rie Sheridan. This song was actually written for me to sing and has a wonderful melody. One day soon, I'll learn it.

Traditional Folk and Celtic Lyrics Homepage | Irish Folk Song Lyrics | Scottish Folk Song Lyrics | English Folk Song Lyrics | Comedy & Filks | Irish Songs & Lyrics | Make Sheet Music from your CDs | Celtic Radio | Make an Online Donation | Subscribe to our Free Newsletter


Copyright 1999-2010 Marc Gunn' Celtic Folk Music
PO Box 4067, Austin, Texas 78765 email us
Hosting by Houston Web Hosting Discount

· Celtic Music MP3 Downloads Magazine · Celtic Weddings: Celtic Wedding Music · Celtic Music CDs · Texas Renaissance Festival and Ren Faires