Dead Can Dance - The Wind That Shakes The Barley Lyrics




I sat within the valley green
I sat me with my true love
My sad heart strove the two between
The old love and the new love
The old for her the new that made
Me think on Ireland dearly
While soft the wind blew down the glade
And shook the golden barley

T'was hard the woeful words to frame
To break the ties that bound us
But harder still to bear the shame
Of foreign chains around us
And so I said the mountain glen
I'll meet at morning early
And I'll join the bold united men
While soft winds shook the barley

T'was sad I kissed away her tears
My fond arm round her flinging
When a foeman's shot burst on our ears
From out the wild woods ringing
A bullet pierced my true love's side
In life's young spring so early
And on my breast in blood she died
While soft winds shook the barley

But blood for blood without remorse
I've taken at Oulart Hollow
I've lain my true love's clay like corpse
Where I full soon must follow
Around her grave I've wandered drear
Noon, night and morning early
With breaking heart when e'er I hear
The wind that shakes the barley





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  1. Vincent Bellamy

    Le vent qui secoue l'orge

  2. Brian Cullen

    There is something of this song, it goes on past culture, division, even history. Something deeply spiritual. This is what a national anthem should be about.
    It is Ireland's 'Finlandia'.

  3. Pilleater

    I cried.

  4. Gary Davies

    So fab!

  5. Михаил Иванов

    Оk
    👍😎

  6. truBus

    Phenomenal.

  7. Aj Holmes

    Lisa has one of the most intense and beautiful voices my eardrums ever have had the honor to vibrate to. Saw them live in Seattle in '06

  8. Elaine Rosefelder

    you could lie there with someone so quietly, listening to this...

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  10. Pirate Aleks

    Beautiful!

  11. frere jacques

    We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
    By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
    Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

  12. frere jacques

    Lisa is unmatched

  13. Li Ves

    Hermosa cancion, que bella

  14. Lee McGuire

    Otherworldly. To you my beloved Larry. RIP.

  15. Visuallystriking

    LYRICS:

    I sat within the valley green
    I sat me with my true love.
    My sad heart strove the two between
    The old love and the new love.
    The old for her the new
    That made me think on Ireland dearly.
    While the soft wind blew down the glade
    and shook the golden barley.
    'Twas hard the woeful words to frame
    To break the ties that bound us.
    But harder still to bear the shame
    of foreign chains around us.
    And so I said the mountain glen
    I'll meet at morning early.
    And I'll join the bold united men
    While soft winds shook the barley.
    'Twas sad I kissed away her tears
    My fond arm round her flinging.
    When a foe, man's shot burst on our ears
    From out the wild woods ringing.
    A bullet pierced my true love's side
    In life's young spring so early.
    And on my breast in blood she died
    While soft winds shook the barley.
    But blood for blood without remorse
    I've ta'en at oulart hollow.
    I've lain my true love's clay like corpse
    Where I full soon must follow.
    Around her grave I've wandered drear
    Noon, night, and morning early.
    With breaking heart when e'er I hear
    The wind that shakes the barley.

    Mostafa Naanaa

    So beautiful

  16. MrProgressor73

    2 deaf morons pressed dislikes good for you

    Roy Estringel

    Love this!

  17. thewelshviper

    Killarmy - Blood For Blood

    K B

    Yes Killarmy
    Was one the most amazing hip hop songs of all time. One of the songs that got me into hip hop

  18. lorna heath

    Love this woman.

  19. Rey Pen

    Metaphysical

  20. draemon smith

    For my funeral please.

  21. Mitchell Mahon

    Here's hoping for a united Ireland.

    Punished Kewpie

    And independent Scotland and Wales were at it.

    poewhite

    Here's hoping for an IRISH Ireland. Which is in existential danger as never before due to Marrakesh Process replacement level mass immigration and treasonous elites. This is worse than anything the English ever did to Ireland before. Worse than the crushing of Ulster and Hugh O'Neill in late Elizabethan times and the ensuing dispossession under the Plantation of Ulster, worse than Cromwell and the Act of Settlement, worse than the artificial famine of the 1840s, worse than anything. THE END, actually - if it is not stopped and soon.

    DoThisJohn DoThatJohn

    @poewhite They've just about destroyed every British city. Blair is to blame but somehow that cunt is still a free man. All our black loving wealthy elite have done is import third world lawlessness over the past 20 years. As a teenager in London during the 80s knife crime and aggression was unheard of, now we have stabbings galore and muslims throwing shitty nappies out of council flat windows. Apparently though all Whites are racist - so the media keep telling us!

    Xristos Rizos

    @DoThisJohn DoThatJohn not all, no. Just people like you

    John Dory

    Fuck the English. up the RA MAN!

  22. robbie byrne

    Brilliant (seriously)

  23. Stefan Brezar

    Gr888!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. TheLisbon96

    With this music... with this voice...
    I can feel the Wind inside my Spirit.

  25. Travis Darko

    transcendent...

  26. Andrea Pizzo

    I love this song! Lisa is wonderful! The video is amazing too

  27. videovixen71

    I agree... this song comes to my mind when I get frustrated or stressed, and it just totally calms me.. not the only time I 'hear' it.. but it is so mesmerizing and meditative.. besides otherworldly.

  28. tiadraco

    Absolutely fucking BEAUTIFUL.

  29. scared avocado

    i love this song, used to put headphones on my belly to let me daughter hear it

  30. jason mills

    @trollfinger were based in NY USA i havent heard them but ill check it out

  31. Carla McCujo

    This is so incredibly beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes...

  32. jason mills

    my band cover this but i cant post the link search winters thrall on sound cloud




    a great version of this song

  33. jason mills

    awesome

  34. Philipp Vögtli

    touching.