The Wind That Shakes the Barley Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

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I sat within a valley green
I sat there with my true love
My heart strove to choose between
The old love and the new love
The old for her, the new that made
Me think on Ireland dearly
While soft the wind blew down the glade
And shook the golden barley

'Twas hard the woeful words to frame
To break the ties that bound us
But harder still to bear the shame
Of foreign chains around us
And so I said, "The mountain glen
I'll seek at morning early

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


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard
    album: Track 6 in album The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    release date: 2010-11-16
    popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Celtic/Folk
    length: 6:02
    vocal: Loreena McKennitt
    electric guitar: Brian Hughes
    violin: Hugh Marsh
    keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
    acoustic guitar: Pat Simmonds
    mandolin: Jeff Bird
    cello: Caroline Lavelle
    whistle: Ian Harper
    hurdy gurdy & bodhrán: Ben Grossman
    lyricist: Robert Dwyer Joyce
    composer: [traditional]

    Album Information

    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527539812
    script: Latin