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‘Lullaby For The Dead’ lyrics

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:16 pm
by Roibeard Óg
Hey everyone, here are the lyrics for 'Lullaby for the Dead'. Moya recorded it on The Chieftains new album and on the Music of Ireland: Welcome Home (ie. Part 1) album. Ignore any mistakes!! xD

Like the sun quenched its first dawning,
The moon lost to the sea.
Like the dew lost unto the morning,
So you my love were lost to me

I can hear now the pipers calling
On that far distant shore,
And my tears now like leaves are falling,
And I will see your face no more

You are sleeping, you are sleeping.
Oh no sleep or peace can comfort me.
I am weeping, oh I am weeping
‘Til I will sleep in sleep with thee.

Verse 3 repeated

Seoithín seo hó, seoithín seó,
Seoithín seo, seoithín ó
Seoithín seo hó, ó seoithín seó,
‘Til I will sleep in sleep with the.

[Shaw-heen shaw haw, shaw-heen shaw,
Shaw-heen shaw, shaw-heen aw,
Shaw-heen shaw haw, aw shawheen shaw]

(Seoithín seo... etc, don't mean anything, but are 'hushing' words in the Irish language, used in most lullabies as a chorus [=

Sorry I've not been on much!!

Re: ‘Lullaby For The Dead’ lyrics

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:55 am
by cantilena91
Thanks for these! I wonder how many of us do have the actual album "San Patricio" by The Chieftains on which this song is? I just happened to hear Lullaby For The Dead for the very first time last Sunday from the radio and liked it so much that I rushed to buy the album the next day! A wonderful song, and a wonderful, very interesting album indeed!


Re: ‘Lullaby For The Dead’ lyrics

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:25 am
by kevinkells
Welcome to Moya's forum JS! :)

Re: ‘Lullaby For The Dead’ lyrics

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:27 pm
by Grania
:) I think you will find that this album is now 'Voices and Harps', with a different cover. Moya and Cormac have also just released another album 'Affinity' - which is amazing :D