Loreena McKennitt - On a Bright May Morning Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt The Wind That Shakes the Barley cover art
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As I roved out on a bright May morning
To view the meadows and flowers gay
Whom should I spy but my own true lover
As she sat under yon willow tree

I took off my hat and I did salute her
I did salute her most courageously
When she turned around well the tears fell from her
Sayin' False young man, you have deluded me

A diamond ring I owned I gave you
A diamond ring to wear on your right hand
But the vows you made, love, you went and broke them
And married the lassie that had the land"

"If I'd married the lassie that had the land, my love,
It's that I'll rue till the day I die
When misfortune falls sure no man can shun it
I was blindfolded I'll ne'er deny"

Now at nights when I got to my bed of slumber
My thoughts of my true love run in my mind
When I turned around to embrace my darling
Instead of gold sure it's brass I find
And I wish the Queen would call home her army
From the West Indies, Amerikay and Spain
And every man to his wedded woman
In hopes that you and I will meet again.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 As I Roved Out
  • 2 On a Bright May Morning
  • 3 Brian Boru’s March
  • 4 Down by the Sally Gardens
  • 5 The Star of the County Down
  • 6 The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • 7 The Death of Queen Jane
  • 8 The Emigration Tunes
  • 9 The Parting Glass


  • Credits
    album: Track 2 in album The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    release date: 2010-11-16
    popularity : 48 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Celtic/Folk
    length: 5:09
    vocal: Loreena McKennitt
    electric guitar: Brian Hughes
    violin: Hugh Marsh
    acoustic guitar: Tony McManus
    mandolin: Andrew Collins
    cello: Caroline Lavelle
    harp: Loreena McKennitt
    Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527539812
    script: Latin