All Souls Night Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

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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.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 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


  • credits


    album: Track 1 in album The Visit
    release date: 1991
    popularity : 82 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Folk/Ethereal/Celtic
    length: 5:09
    producer: Loreena McKennitt
    drums: Al Cross
    vocal: Loreena McKennitt
    mixer: Jeff Wolpert
    recorded by: Jeff Wolpert
    co-producer: Brian Hughes
    keyboard & accordion: Loreena McKennitt
    electric guitar & balalaika: Brian Hughes
    tambura & fiddle & cello & bass: George Koller
    composer: Loreena McKennitt
    lyricist: Loreena McKennitt

    Album Information

    label: wea
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 090317515120
    script: Latin