Who Sang Stolen Child? Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt Elemental cover art

Some other versions of "Stolen Child"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Dan Sealey, Mike Mcnamara, Simon Fowler, W.b. Yeats
release date: 1985
genres: Rock Classical Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Celtic/Folk
length: 5:08
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
guest double bass: George Creer
mixer: Bill Mather
engineer: Bill Mather
guest cello: Pat Mullin
guitar: Loreena McKennitt
accordion: Loreena McKennitt
synthesizer: Loreena McKennitt
harp: Loreena McKennitt
Where dips the rocky highland
Of sleuth wood in the lake
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats
There we've hid our fairy vats
Full of berries
And of reddest stolen cherries.

[Chorus]
Come away oh human child
To the waters and the wild
With a faery hand in hand
For the world's more full of weeping
Than you can understand

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim grey sands with light
By far off furthest roses
We foot it all the night
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles
Whilst the world is full of troubles
And is anxious in its sleep.

[Chorus]

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above glen car
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams

[Chorus]

Away with us he's going
The solemned eyed
He'll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace unto his breast
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest.

[Chorus]

For he comes, the human child
To the waters and the wild
With a faery hand in hand
For the world's more full of weeping
Than you can understand.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blacksmith
  • 2 She Moved Through the Fair
  • 3 Stolen Child
  • 4 The Lark in the Clear Air
  • 5 Carrighfergus
  • 6 Kellswater
  • 7 Banks of Claudy
  • 8 Come by the Hills
  • 9 Lullaby

  • Album Information
    label: Quinlan Road
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 090317631127
    script: Latin