McKennitt, Loreena - The English Ladye And The Knight Lyrics




It was an English ladye bright,
(The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,)
And she would marry a Scottish knight,
For Love will still be lord of all.

Blithely they saw the rising sun
When he shone fair on Carlisle wall;
But they were sad ere day was done,
Though Love was still the lord of all.

Her sire gave brooch and jewel fine,
Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall;
Her brother gave but a flask of wine,
For ire that Love was lord of all.

For she had lands both meadow and lea,
Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
For he swore her death, ere he would see
A Scottish knight the lord of all.

That wine she had not tasted well
(The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
When dead, in her true love's arms, she fell,
For Love was still the lord of all!

He pierced her brother to the heart,
Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall -
So perish all would true love part
That Love may still be lord of all!

And then he took the cross divine,
Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
And died for her sake in Palestine;
So Love was still the lord of all.

Now all ye lovers, that faithful prove,
(The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
Pray for their souls who died for love,
For Love shall still be lord of all!





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McKennitt, Loreena The English Ladye And The Knight Comments
  1. Tom Davis

    Her voice beings me. To my knees,

  2. Tom Davis

    She' has a, beautiful voice,

  3. Chagit van Dijk

    Can someone explain to me the tragedy of this beautiful story... I would appreciate

  4. Wesley Groth

    Pray to the one who died for love and took on our sins for us to have a chance to ask for his wonderful counsel

  5. Wesley Groth

    I have a house a car and food. While my brothers and sisters are lucky to have their head's on their shoulders for the sake of Jesus the prince of peace. ;.;

  6. Khori Jones

    Jeebus 12 years ago

  7. Karmen Jazbec

    WHERE ARE YOU BEAUTIFUL LADY LOREENA

  8. Julian Pagan

    Nice authentic church choral harmony to complement the versicles. I'd go 1 (c-, g-6 to the Ab) this wI'll help eliminate parallel 8vs

  9. Andja

    Jamie and Clare 😍

  10. Wesley Groth

    I imagine Jesus appearing before me giving me correction, edification, and strengthening me to do his will long before my time is up. 😭

  11. валентина сапрыкина

    Потрясающе и музыка и голос Лорренны ! Чувствую Мир и чувства людей и свои воспоминания прошлой жизни , впереплет с другими сплетаются.....сильнО !

  12. The Happy Bard

    I love the Artistry in the way she telling stories the power she has in her voice wraps around your body can infused your mind with with a calming affect

  13. Felipe Arantes de Almeida

    love will always be the lord of all...

    Madved07

    still nobody knows if it is truly right

  14. Louise Plamondon

    Elle a une voix magnifique. Mon dieu que c'est beau.

  15. Diarah Amandeuss

    So much excellent👍

  16. Rosa Llanos

    It was an English ladye bright,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    And she would marry a Scottish knight,
    For Love will still be lord of all.
    Blithely they saw the rising sun
    When he shone fair on Carlisle wall;
    But they were sad ere day was done,
    Though Love was still the lord of all.
    Her sire gave brooch and jewel fine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall;
    Her brother gave but a flask of wine,
    For ire that Love was lord of all.
    For she had lands both meadow and lea,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    For he swore her death, ere he would see
    A Scottish knight the lord of all.
    That wine she had not tasted well
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    When dead, in her true love's arms, she fell,
    For Love was still the lord of all!
    He pierced her brother to the heart,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    So perish all would true love part
    That Love may still be lord of all!
    And then he took the cross divine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    And died for her sake in Palestine;
    So Love was still the lord of all.
    Now all ye lovers, that faithful prove,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    Pray for their souls who died for love,
    For Love shall still be lord of all!

  17. Cela Maia

    Where is she from? Anyone know ?

  18. bryne maphosa

    So beautiful

  19. Zach M.

    Would this be a good example of the Dorian mode?

  20. Ivan Kovač

    That can't possibly be the way you pronounce "Carlisle" ??

    snillocgrom

    Ivan Kovač
    That is the way you pronounce Carlisle. It's the same pronunciation as "Carlyle." From Old English "Carleol" which was borrowed from Old Welsh "Caer Lualid."

  21. matbaa maltepe

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  22. CleoCATra

    Such beautiful music

  23. FrostyA1

    This favoured Coleen rips every Keltic heart from Eire,Ulster, Cymru, Scotia, the Albion & our precious children in the Dominions...we Falter, we Fail, occasionally we Fall, but we Rise again like a Phoenix to lead a troubled World. F.

  24. Martin Jungcurt

    Ik kende alleen Enya

  25. Martin Jungcurt

    Prachtige muziek

  26. Λαυρέντιος Ψαροκάηκας

    It was an English ladye bright,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    And she would marry a Scottish knight,
    For Love will still be lord of all.

    Blithely they saw the rising sun
    When he shone fair on Carlisle wall;
    But they were sad ere day was done,
    Though Love was still the lord of all.

    Her sire gave brooch and jewel fine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall;
    Her brother gave but a flask of wine,
    For ire that Love was lord of all.

    For she had lands both meadow and lea,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    For he swore her death, ere he would see
    A Scottish knight the lord of all.

    That wine she had not tasted well
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    When dead, in her true love's arms, she fell,
    For Love was still the lord of all!

    He pierced her brother to the heart,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    So perish all would true love part
    That Love may still be lord of all!

    And then he took the cross divine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    And died for her sake in Palestine;
    So Love was still the lord of all.

    Now all ye lovers, that faithful prove,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    Pray for their souls who died for love,
    For Love shall still be lord of all!

  27. FrostyA1

    The Knight Lancelot was by far-landed Welsh, his Lady-charge was a Princess by Gloucester Court carried on southerly barge to her Royal suitor, Arthur Pendragon, sired Prince by Uther Pendragon, both were Keltic Kings of lineage.
    Their Court was raised in Tintagel, Kernow, by Camelot, there was no Northerly or Scottish influence in their Match or Heritage, it was southerly Kelt despite an interesting poem later composed in false romance...read your History, accept our Legend, F.

  28. Brian Kingston

    She reduces me to tears with every song .....so beautiful

  29. Shallibodhran

    Seeing her live is otherworldly. That her voice is how it sounds is...beyond incredible.

  30. Craig McIntosh

    Doesn't she tour in the United States??

  31. Sham Sher

    Did Loreena herself write this poetic lyric? It is so beautiful.

    Luka F

    It's a little poem from Walter Scott ; )

  32. Strangelove

    Only true love existed back then. Think, "the one" for you could be long gone...

  33. Pauline Gallagher

    Beautiful and atmospheric. Lovely voice xx

  34. Pantelis Ds

    ΘΕΙΚΗ ΦΩΝΗ ΥΠΕΡΟΧΗ

  35. John Miller

    That middle English spelling in the title is a nice touch.

  36. Bev Kliewer

    She is a gift from the universe. Very proud as a Canadian to see her perform in Italy

  37. FrostyA1

    The Lady Guinevere at 19 summers, was escorted on the Royal Barge to Camelot by Lancelot, Arthur`s Champion Knight for a wedding to that King in Camelot by Tryst.
    But they Loved, Passioned, and fell between each other as Lovers..
    Lancelot never wooed or courted another, she looked kindly upon him till he died, tying her colours to his lance at every joust as Queens Champion, but he was his King`s Man and bore that Monarch much later to the shores of Lake Avalon for the return of Excalibur on Arthur`s mortal wounding by Mordred, (whom he had slain in fair combat)
    It was the Knight of the Lake who tore away Arthur`s doublet sleeve to reveal the sacred Red Dragon of Pendragon birth-mark to the Lady of the Lake as she accepted that holy sword by return, F.

  38. The Nordic Fox

    Sounds almost prophetic

  39. Tristan Burke

    Penetrating...

  40. Leuksno

    Triste historia de amor cantada con una maravillosa voz!

  41. kickingkingking

    I had privilage to meet her and had some chat on a signature day 3-4 years ago in Istanbul.

    SheepMaySafelyGrazeHere.

    That's great! Having visited Istanbul last August and immersed myself in the art, architecture, food, people (oh just to go to the Grand Bazaar just once more!), I can well see why it inspires her.

    kickingkingking

    u r from ?

  42. moweddell

    A very beautiful voice and a haunting melody that seems to require repeating.

  43. Kelly Smith

    was an English ladye bright,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,)
    And she would marry a Scottish knight,
    For Love will still be lord of all.

    Blithely they saw the rising sun
    When he shone fair on Carlisle wall;
    But they were sad ere day was done,
    Though Love was still the lord of all.

    Her sire gave brooch and jewel fine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall;
    Her brother gave but a flask of wine,
    For ire that Love was lord of all.

    For she had lands both meadow and lea,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    For he swore her death, ere he would see
    A Scottish knight the lord of all.

    That wine she had not tasted well
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    When dead, in her true love's arms, she fell,
    For Love was still the lord of all!

    He pierced her brother to the heart,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall -
    So perish all would true love part
    That Love may still be lord of all!

    And then he took the cross divine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    And died for her sake in Palestine;
    So Love was still the lord of all.

    Now all ye lovers, that faithful prove,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    Pray for their souls who died for love,
    For Love shall still be lord of all!

    Madved07

    this is the great job! Thank you.

  44. adrix3ana

    This song gives me chills, I love it so much. It sounds like the scene of a film.

  45. nalarepooc1

    ......this music......more beautiful than loVe itself........glimpsing the edge of the Spirit World..........

  46. Richard Benson

    takes me to a good place and chills my soul

  47. Lexi Feldmann

    I love this song so much. Its so beautiful.

  48. Sally Millick

    Loreena is wonderful. Her music touches me as no other musician, though I listen to many styles/artists. I've been able to see her "live" 4x in last 10 yrs in US and Canada - amazing!

    Marcio Pinto Camba

    Sally Millick my dream see her

  49. Sloppy Joe

    she sings so well

  50. Raul Cardenas

    Ésta maravillosa cantante y su música son mis compañeros permanentes en mi trabajo de artista plástico. Que privilegio que nos dá la vida.. Gracias Loreena.

  51. Μαρία Τσολάκη

    🌌💕🎶💓👼🌷

  52. Antonio luiz Garcia sobrinho

    Oh mystical bring us energy
    which is contained in the trinity
    action and reaction equilibrium
    not give to escape the truth
    who will do this
    can be slowly or who knows
    suddenly be here or not
    may take turns or as a
    thief, is that man is on
    vaccinated (hi) that will be protected
    we are prepared who is chaff
    who is wheat,
    It is not I who will tell
    (no)
    I dare not answer ...

    Madved07

    what is it? Are you gonna propogate something. - Must be a russian hacker! Burn in hell! you Putins agent. Must be prosecuted. I think that sinkin you in water would help to reveal the truth

  53. Monika Szczypior

    Roztkliwiające...

  54. Ken Poulson

    love your music totally
    calming. Thanks so much

  55. Aboufahed85

    Aaaahhh the voice is so relaxing... Loreena my love :)

  56. The Snow Shoe Lodge & Pub

    Wish she was playing at our place, but looking forward to the Flynn. The Show Snoe.

  57. Wander Decoriah

    Loreena McKennitt - The English Ladye and the Knight

  58. Madved07

    Loreena pierced your heart in the name of Love

    sagittarius 134

    Madved07 So true! Loreena does that with her soul~stirring music.

  59. Adam Nazareth

    awesome!

  60. Lillian Pandola

    ''Every man dies Not every man really lives''
    ''William Randall Wallace''  

  61. ramy, me

    I love this lady

  62. Mario Mattiazzi

    Dante's Prayer
    emozioni a non finire, grazie Loreena

  63. au dley

    linda demais de se ouvir, sentir lindas palavras nesta voz é dez...........................

  64. tülay küçükoğlu

    Muhteşem ses, şarkı ve görselliğiyle teşekkürler.

  65. Albert Larangan

    "The English Ladye And The Knight"

    It was an English ladye bright,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,)
    And she would marry a Scottish knight,
    For Love will still be lord of all.

    Blithely they saw the rising sun
    When he shone fair on Carlisle wall;
    But they were sad ere day was done,
    Though Love was still the lord of all.

    Her sire gave brooch and jewel fine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall;
    Her brother gave but a flask of wine,
    For ire that Love was lord of all.

    For she had lands both meadow and lea,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    For he swore her death, ere he would see
    A Scottish knight the lord of all.

    That wine she had not tasted well
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    When dead, in her true love's arms, she fell,
    For Love was still the lord of all!

    He pierced her brother to the heart,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall -
    So perish all would true love part
    That Love may still be lord of all!

    And then he took the cross divine,
    Where the sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,
    And died for her sake in Palestine;
    So Love was still the lord of all.

    Now all ye lovers, that faithful prove,
    (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall)
    Pray for their souls who died for love,
    For Love shall still be lord of all!

    Madved07

    @Albert Larangan Thank you a lot. Though I learned that word already, it will be useful for newcomers

  66. Antonio luiz Garcia sobrinho

    I have got a personal admiration to this lady! and I love sing her songs

    emeraldfire1314

    Antonio luiz Garcia sobrinho same here

  67. The AMV TOP 50

    Yes ladies only like fighters.  Knights, soldiers,  thugs, what have you.  So learn to fight men or you will never get laid.

    The AMV TOP 50

    @***** yes, keep your weapons right by the door, that way when someone breaks in while you sleep they will have quick access to them, lol.

    The AMV TOP 50

    @***** Ah, Amaranta  Sama, have you passed the Chunin exams yet?

    The AMV TOP 50

    @ggtamayo but what if standing up for your family needs to involve violence?  

    ggtamayo

    @The Top 100 AMVs of all time! If you read back to what I've said, you'll know my response to that. I never said that violence is never okay. Simply that there is a difference between violence and defending yourself and your own. 

    Nico Ene

    +ggtamayo Well, that's still fighting and violence, but used to protect, not to attack.

  68. mirta guerrero

    como sin saber su idioma igual se entiende y sobre todo transmite, gracias Lorrena

  69. runningtap12

    There is no end to her brilliance!

  70. moszatol

    viola de gamba?

    Hammerson Peters

    Sounds like it could be.

  71. Seddik werT

    goosebumps  entire song !!! <3 <3 <3 <3

  72. 4 Eyed Animation

    Loreena always makes me cry...and I am a big jerk.

    M17 S

    I guess you're now on your way to be a very kind person.

  73. ramonster163

    Wow, the harmonics between the instruments in this song are absolutely awesome.

  74. ancientyogi

    Takes me back a thousand years when I lived in medieval england as a monk.

    Timothy Barker

    @tweetietheawesome
    this conversation reminds me of time line by michle kriten 

    Epenny Press

    @Set Giovanni what's your brother's name? And what kingdom is that?

    Boogietized

    I think I was a bard, so I may have written a song about it. ;-)

    James Northrup

    I was Hung by a Crooked Sheriff, no wait that was much later in my past.

    Madved07

    James Northrup, hello! have already you found which part of your life was it?

  75. Duchess of Earl Grey

    This gives me a nostalgic feeling...yet today's the first time I've ever heard it...

  76. Jose Carrillo

    Preciosa música...Inspiradora de meditaciones y buenos propósitos.
    Recomendada.

  77. KarlBonner1982

    The peaceful and magical sound makes me proud to live in a part of the world with lots of mountains, forests, water, and a mild temperate climate not unlike England.

  78. redsava

    amazing poem props to Sir Walter Scot

  79. NiennaLion

    i would love to walk down the isle to an instrumental of this

  80. pammysue1944

    So very lovely. She has the voice of an angel. I had no problems at all with the video - - well done indeed!

  81. Tony N

    This music so enchanting...like a gift from the heaven above...I can't put into words what it is but I'm feeling all this peace and love...but can't figure out why...must be her magical voice like an angel from above...very awesome!!!!

  82. ددرزنن ققلوبب


    Great song, traditional tragic ballad. Loreena treats it really well and the music is very atmospheric.

  83. nicnikkiz

    Beautiful! Just so beautiful..

  84. UniversalProjectCo

    Another one of her songs worth crying over (the other being "Standing Stones").

  85. rocketcab

    I soooo badly wanted to, at least, hear this video but the frequent stoppages make this whole experience one big pain-in-the-ass.... Thanks, anyway.

  86. Dan Erusalimchik

    amazing music!!!

  87. KanameKuranNoble

    Maybe someone has already said this i don't know. I like to read other peoples comments to see what they think of the song and wonderful artist who made this, and i got a little perturbed. It is my belief that Loreena's music is a compilation of music, and poems gathered from around the world and put together into such an arrangement that although we might be from different religions, cultures, and countries we can still appreciate it for what it is... great music by a great artist

  88. creativewriter1000

    Beautiful beginning with the moving water and the voices.

  89. rochey1010

    'So perish all would true love part
    That Love may still be lord of all!'

    Beautiful <33

  90. 357344

    Beautiful video and Loreena Mckennitt's voice is MAGICAL. Thank you.

  91. Christy Quinn Jnr

    When you or anyone hears this there is hope for this world.Thank you.

  92. janeaustenadmirer

    A haunting melody....it pierces my soul.

  93. vendida druid

    Sir Walter Scott is fantastic!!!<3<3<3

  94. Fiona DayDreamer

    This music is beautiful!!!!!!!! Have I so far read correctly? You were in Sweden? Where exactly in Sweden? Can you speak swedish? For I can. I've been in south (Skane) and in the north (Kiruna).

  95. vendida druid

    @OmnomTheDevourer :O:O:O:O:O

  96. Tamás Sütő

    Like the video also!