The Mummers' Dance Chords & Lyrics by Loreena McKennitt

The Mummers' Dance

guitar chords lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

Album : The Book of Secrets celtic PlayStop


Pick Am bass and alt for a couple bars(Intro)

Am G
When in the springtime of the year
Em Am
When the trees are crowned with leaves
Am G
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Em Am
Are dressed in ribbons fair


Am G
When owls call the breathless moon
Em Am
In the blue veil of the night
Am G
The shadows of the trees appear
Em Am
Amidst the lantern light

(CHORUS)
Am G
We've been rambling all the night
Em Am
And some time of this day
Am G
Now returning back again
Em Am
We bring a garland gay


Verse 2
Am G
Who will go down to those shady groves
Em Am
And summon the shadows there
Am G
And tie a ribbon on those sheltering arms
Em Am
In the springtime of the year

Am G
The songs of birds seem to fill the wood
Em Am
That when the fiddler plays
Am G
All their voices can be heard
Em Am
Long past their woodland days

(Repeat CHORUS)

Verse 3
Am G
And so they linked their hands and danced
Em Am
Round in circles and in rows
Am G
And so the journey of the night descends
Em Am
When all the shades are gone

Am G
"A garland gay we bring you here
Em Am
And at your door we stand
Am G
It is a sprout well budded out
Em Am
The work of Our Lord's hand"

Repeat CHORUS x2 Am, G, Em, Am to fade

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