Who Sang Ready for the Storm? The Cottars

The Cottars On Fire! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004
length: 3:51
lyricist: Dougie MacLean
composer: Dougie MacLean
The waves crash in the tide rolls out
It's an angry sea but there is no doubt
That the lighthouse will keep shining out
To warn a lonely sailor
And the lightning strikes
And the wind cuts cold
Through the sailor's bones
Through the sailor's soul
'Til there's nothing left that he can hold
Except a rolling ocean

Oh I am ready for the storm
Yes sir ready
I am ready for the storm
I'm ready for the storm

Oh give me mercy for my dreams
'Cause every confrontation seems to tell me
What it really means
To be this lonely sailor
And when the sky begins to clear
The sun it melts away my fear
And I cry a silent weary tear
For those who mean to love me

Oh I am ready for the storm
Yes sir ready
I am ready for the storm
I'm ready for the storm

The distance it is no real friend
And time will take its time
And you will find that in the end
It brings you me
This lonely sailor
And when You take me by the hand
And You love me, Lord, You love me
And I should have realized
I had no reasons to be frightened

Oh I am ready for the storm
Yes sir ready
I am ready for the storm
Yes sir ready
I am ready for the storm
Yes sir ready
I am ready for the storm
I'm ready for the storm

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ready for the Storm
  • 2 Calling on Song
  • 3 Bodhrán/Fiddle Medley: Molly Rankin's Reel / Saint Anne's Reel / Dinkie Dorrian's
  • 4 Loch Tay Boat Song
  • 5 Planxty Mira Medley: The Bothy Band Jig / The Diplodocus / Planxty Mira
  • 6 Cape Breton Lullaby
  • 7 Boholla Medley: The Boholla #2 Jig / Trip to Killavil / O'Connell's Welcome to Dublin / The Swallow-Tail Jig
  • 8 The Wild Goose
  • 9 The Guitar Jigs: The Mabou Jig / Hare Slough Jig / The Advil Jig
  • 10 Reconciliation
  • 11 Celtic Harp Medley: Planxty Irwin a.k.a. Col. John Irwin / The Water Rabbit
  • 12 The Parting Glass