Together

by The Northerly Gales

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I've been a foreign lander for seven years or more Among the brave commanders where wild beasts howled and roared I've conquered all my enemies on land and on the sea But you my dearest jewel 'tis you have conquered me I can’t build a ship of love without the wood of trees The ship would burst asunder should I prove false to thee. If ever I prove false love the elements would moan The fires would turn to ice love, the seas would rage and burn Have you heard the mourning dove? She's flying from pine to pine She's mourning for her own love the way I mourn for mine. I lie awake out in the night, I see the shining stars I wonder if you see them too wherever you are I've been a foreign lander for seven years or more Among the brave commanders where wild beasts howled and roared I've conquered all my enemies on land and on the sea But you my dearest jewel 'tis you have conquered me But you my dearest jewel 'tis you have conquered me
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Pretty fair maid was in her garden When a stranger came riding by He came up to the gate and called her Said, “Pretty fair maid, would you be my bride?” She said, “I’ve a true love who’s in the army And he’s been gone for seven long years And if he’s gone for seven years longer I’ll still be waiting for him here” “Perhaps he’s on some watercourse drowning Perhaps he’s on some battlefield slain Perhaps he’s to some fair girl married And you may never see him again” “Well, if he’s drowned, I hope he’s happy Or if he’s on some battlefield slain Or if he’s to some fair girl married I’ll love the girl who married him” He took his hand out of his pocket And on his finger wore a golden ring And when she saw that band a-shining A brand new song her heart did sing And the he threw his arms all around her And kisses gave her one, two, three Said, “I’m your true and loving soldier Who’s come back home to marry thee” Pretty fair maid was in her garden When a stranger came riding by He came up to the gate and called her Said, “Pretty fair maid, won’t you be my bride?”
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Say little darlin’ won’t you marry me Livin’ in the holler ‘neath the old oak tree Say Darlin’ Say In the old oak tree we’d make our home Nevermore this world to roam Say Darlin’ Say Say little darlin’ if you were mine You wouldn’t do nothin’ but starch and iron Say Darlin’ Say Starch and iron would be your trade And I’d get drunk and lay in the shade Say Darlin’ Say Hush little baby don’t say a word Daddy’s gonna buy you a mockingbird Say Darlin’ Say And if that diamond ring turns brass Daddy’s going to buy you a looking glass Say Darlin’ Say And if that looking glass gets broke Daddy’s gonna buy you a billy goat Say Darlin’ Say And if that billy goat won’t pull Daddy’s gonna buy you a cart and bull Say Darlin’ Say And if that cart and pull break down You’ll still be the prettiest girl in town Say Darlin’ Say Say little darlin’ won’t you marry me Livin’ in the holler ‘neath the old oak tree Say Darlin’ Say In the old oak tree we’d make our home Nevermore this world to roam Say Darlin’ Say
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‘Cause wine comes in at the mouth, and love comes in at the eye That’s all we shall know for truth before we grow old and die I lift my glass to my mouth, I look at you and I sigh As I sit here sippin’ on the whiskey in my glass I think about the trials and the triumphs of our pasts Were they all that different, the upsides and the down? I look at you and smile, then pour another round ‘Cause wine comes in at the mouth, and love comes in at the eye That’s all we shall know for truth before we grow old and die I lift my glass to my mouth, I look at you and I sigh There’s a method to the madness, or so we like to say Order in the chaos moving through our day At least that’s what we tell ourselves to keep us feeling fine To fill the time between good company and wine ‘Cause wine comes in at the mouth, and love comes in at the eye That’s all we shall know for truth before we grow old and die I lift my glass to my mouth, I look at you and I sigh The only thing that’s certain in life is that it’s not We can’t predict our futures, we cannot choose our lots Instead of getting caught up in what may never be Raise a glass, make a toast, a health to you and me ‘Cause wine comes in at the mouth, and love comes in at the eye That’s all we shall know for truth before we grow old and die I lift my glass to my mouth, I look at you and I sigh I lift my glass to my mouth, I look at you and I sigh
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Train Song 02:50
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Stairs 03:04
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When I play my fiddle in Dooney Folk dance like a wave of the sea My cousin is priest in Kilvarnet My brother in Mocharbuiee I met my brother and cousin They read in their books of prayer I read in my book of songs That I bought at the Sligo fair For the good are always the merry save by an evil chance And the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance Yes the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance And when we come at the end of time To Peter sitting in state He’ll smile on the three old spirits But call me first through the gate And when the folk there spy me They’ll all come up to me With here is the Fiddler of Dooney And dance like a wave of the sea For the good are always the merry save by an evil chance And the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance Yes the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance For the good are always the merry save by an evil chance And the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance Yes the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance
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credits

released May 2, 2017

Produced by TNG and John Wright
Engineered and Mixed by John Wright at the Villa Studios, Savage, MN
Mastered by Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering, Minneapolis, MN
All arrangements by The Northerly Gales

Pumpkin’s Fancy Set (Pumpkin’s Fancy/St. Anne’s Reel/Jenny Dang the Weaver) (Terry Tully, trad., trad.)
Foreign Lander (trad.)
Pretty Fair Maid (trad.)
Family Set (The Northerly Gales/Ollie’s Jig/Leah’s Jig) (Jimmy Sherman)
Say Darlin’ Say (trad.)
A Drinking Song (Music by Danny Schwarze/Small Adventures Publishing, lyrics by D. Schwarze/Small Adventures Publishing & W.B. Yeats)
Mason’s Apron (trad.)
Train Song (Andrew Marlin/Two Tan Vans Publishing)
Stairs (Wesley Hardisty)
Fiddler of Dooney (Music by Danny Schwarze/Small Adventures Publishing, lyrics by W.B. Yeats)
Dreams of a Child (Chris Armstrong)


Cover Art by Carrie Finnigan
Layout by Randall Nelson
Photos by Seth Rowan, Dee Brust

© 2017 The Northerly Gales
www.northerlygales.com
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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