The Gates of Istanbul Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


album: Track 2 in album An Ancient Muse
release date: 2006-11-21
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Ethereal
producer: Loreena McKennitt
drums: Tal Bergman
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
performer: Krotala
bass: Tim Landers
keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
percussion: Hossam Ramzy, Ανδρέας Παπάς, Βαγγέλης Καρίπης and Πέτρος Κούρτης
cello: Caroline Lavelle
bouzouki: Georgios Kontogiannis
zither: Πάνος Δημητρακόπουλος
lyre: Σωκράτης Σινόπουλος
oud: Haig Yazdjian
assistant producer: Brian Hughes
electric guitar & bouzouki & synthesizer & oud: Brian Hughes
composer: Loreena McKennitt
lyricist: Loreena McKennitt

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt An Ancient Muse cover art
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Music and lyric by Loreena McKennitt

See there, past that far-off hill
A tower held in the sky
Hear there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

See there, in that far-off field
Flowers turned to the sky
Feel there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

Stars may always guide our way,
From desert sands where winds blow harsh and long
But here's where, where our hearts will pray
And all our loves will slumber with a song

Stars may always guide our way,
From desert sands where winds blow harsh and long
Here's where our hearts will pray
And all our loves will slumber with a song

So now, if our hearts be true
And like a pool of truth reflect the sun
We will find right honour there
And keep us safe and lead us from all harm

So come love, let us dance all night
Until the birds they waken at the dawn
Then come love, let us sing all night
And all our loves will slumber with a song

Then come love, let us dance all night
Until the birds they waken at the dawn
Then come love, let us sing all night
And all our loves will slumber with a song


Track Listing


Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Incantation
  • 2 The Gates of Istanbul
  • 3 Caravanserai
  • 4 The English Ladye and the Knight
  • 5 Kecharitomene
  • 6 Penelope’s Song
  • 7 Sacred Shabbat
  • 8 Beneath a Phrygian Sky
  • 9 Never‐Ending Road (Amhrán Duit)