Burning Times Song Lyrics

Christy Moore


album: Track 5 in album Smoke & Strong Whiskey
release date: 1991-4-22
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length: 5:55

Album Information

label: Newberry Recording
country(area): Ireland
format: CD
barcode: 5099161000221
script: Latin

Cover Art

Christy Moore Smoke & Strong Whiskey cover art


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In the cold of the evening, they used to gather.
Neath the stars in the meadow, circled near the old oak tree.
At the times appointed.. by the seasons..
Of the earth, and the phases of the moon.
In the center, often stood a woman,
Equal with the others, respected for her worth.
One of the many.. we call the witches,
The healers, the teachers, of the wisdom of the earth.
And the people grew in the knowledge she gave them,
Herbs to heal their bodies, smells to make their spirits whole.
Hear them chanting healing incantations,
Calling for the wise ones, celebrating in dance and song...
(...Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali... Inanna... repeat x2)
There were those that came to power, through domination.
They were bonded in their worship of a dead man on a cross.


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Welcome to the Cabaret
  • 2 Fairytale of New York
  • 3 Scapegoats
  • 4 Aisling
  • 5 Burning Times
  • 6 Smoke & Strong Whiskey
  • 7 Whacker Humphries
  • 8 Blackjack County Chains
  • 9 Green Island
  • 10 Encore