Who Sang Lord of the Dance? Donovan

Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Derek Michael Broadbent, . Traditional
release date: 1971
genres: Children's Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 2:31
I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
I dance in the moon and the stars and the sun,
I came down from Heaven and I danced on earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth.

"Dance then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the dance," said he,
"And I'll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the dance," said he.

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,
They would not dance, they wouldn't follow me.
So I danced for the fishermen,
James and John came with me and the dance went on.

"Dance then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the dance," said he,
"And I'll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the dance," said he.

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame,
The Holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high,
Left me there on a cross to die.

"Dance then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the dance," said he,
"And I'll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the dance," said he.

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black,
It's hard who dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body, they thought I'd gone,
But I am the dance, and I still go on.

"Dance then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the dance," said he,
"And I'll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the dance," said he.

They cut me down, but I lept up high.
"I am the life that'll never never die
And I'll live in you if you'll live in me.
I am the Lord of the dance," said he.

"Dance then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the dance," said he,
"And I'll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the dance," said he



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Walrus and the Carpenter
  • 2 Jabberwocky
  • 3 The Seller of Stars
  • 4 Lost Time
  • 5 The Little White Road
  • 6 The Star
  • 7 Coulter's Candy
  • 8 The Road
  • 9 Things to Wear
  • 10 The Owl and the Pussycat
  • 11 Homesickness
  • 12 Fishes in Love
  • 13 Mr. Wind
  • 14 Wynken, Blynken and Nod
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 Celia of the Seals
  • 2 The Pee Song
  • 3 The Voyage of the Moon
  • 4 The Unicorn
  • 5 Lord of the Dance
  • 6 Little Ben
  • 7 Can Ye Dance
  • 8 In an Old Fashioned Picture Book
  • 9 The Song of the Wandering Aengus
  • 10 A Funny Man
  • 11 Lord of the Reedy River
  • 12 Henry Martin
  • 13 Queen Mab
  • 14 La Moora