The Wind That Shakes the Barley Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


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 : 32 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

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt The Wind That Shakes the Barley cover art


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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