All Souls Night Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Loreena Mckennitt
album: No. 3 track in album The Visit
release date: 1991
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
length: 5:09
balalaika: Brian Hughes
drums: Al Cross
accordion: Loreena McKennitt
keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
bass: George Koller
cello: George Koller
fiddle: George Koller
tambura: George Koller
electric guitar: Brian Hughes
vocal: Loreena McKennitt

Bonfires dot the rolling hills
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
Moving to the pagan sound.


Somewhere in a hidden memory
Images float before my eyes
Of fragrant nights of straw and of bonfires
And dancing till the next sunrise.


I can see lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All Souls Night.


Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows
Held up tall as the flames leap high
The green knight holds the holly bush
To mark where the old year passes by.


Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
And moving to the pagan sound.


Standing on the bridge that crosses
The river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me.

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Track Listing

  • 1 All Souls Night
  • 2 Bonny Portmore
  • 3 Between the Shadows
  • 4 The Lady of Shalott
  • 5 Greensleeves
  • 6 Tango to Evora
  • 7 Courtyard Lullaby
  • 8 The Old Ways
  • 9 Cymbeline