Lyrics (Midnight Sun)

Midnight Sun
(G. Gothard, W. Gothard) 

Golden meadow, Summer’s light  / Northern land of elusive night 
Here we spend our endless hours  / Singing among the sweet wildflowers 

Winds that whisper, evening song  / Stories of the mountains strong 
Here we spend our endless hours  / Singing among the sweet wildflowers
 


And I look up, to the sky above 
And I can name every star I see 
And I hold close to the ones I love 
And I will dance to the midnight sun
 

Far from troubles, Winter’s grieving  / In this place we’ll chance believing 
Here we spend our endless hours  / Singing among the sweet wildflowers 

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Wandering 
(G. Gothard) 

Just one day  / To see the walls of glowing stone, cliffs of sun 
Just one day  / For wandering fragrant streets of Summer, day is done 

Wandering, traveling 
Wandering, traveling 

Just one day  / To see the tow’ring marble halls, balconies 
Just one day  / For viewing galleries, painted glass, centuries 

Wandering, traveling 

Wandering, traveling 



So get up, up, and come along 

Every new place has its very own song 
We’re only here for just one day 

Then we’ll pack up and we’ll wander on 

Just one day  / To see the dance of city lights, wander on 
Just one day  / To hear the music streets at night, wander on 

Wandering, traveling 
Wandering, traveling 

Even though I have to leave today 

I know that I’ll be back someday 

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Mermaids 
(G. Gothard, W. Gothard) 

The swell of the ocean, the salt of the sea 
This movement and motion is foreign to me 
My homeland behind, a vast distance ahead 

The warnings of sailors have filled me with dread 

They told me old tales of the bravest of heart 
Mysterious fathoms that some men can chart 
Of the ones who discover, while other men sleep 
The creatures that lurk in the cool briny deep 


Oh they say in the sea 

There are mermaids wild and free

Keeping watch in the storm 
Guide you home, safe from harm 
They will keep you safe in the storm 

Storm clouds are brewing, the wind lifts to blow 
Moving and tossing, the pewter waves grow 
Terrible beauty, swift lightning and rain

I’m afraid for my life on the cruel raging main 

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Our ship made it through with a patchwork of scars 
Wreckage of wood ‘neath the stillness of stars 
The horizon goes on for miles and for years 
I play a sad song, but nobody hears 

Daylight breaks early, there’s sighting of land 

I find that I may have the strength left to stand 
Their good mission over, our guardians must go 

The mermaids return to the fathoms below 

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Bells on the Hill 
(G. Gothard, W. Gothard, S. Gothard) 

He’s out at sea, sailing through the teal blue water 
The ocean breeze carries him so far 

He’s out at sea, cutting through the ice blue water 
Through deepest night, he’s steering by a star 


The bells on the hill are ringing out loud

Ring for our sailors, they’re coming home now 

The sun fills the warm sand, the waves touch the shore 
As my sailor comes home to me 



He writes to me, treasures from a far-off island 
Of wondrous things I’ve never seen before 

He writes to me, cities castles wild and unknown 

The gifts he’ll bring, from a foreign shore 

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He promised me, he will be coming home tomorrow 

So there I’ll be, watching from the cove 
He promised me, he’s running down the ramp tomorrow 

So there I’ll be, to bring him home with me 

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Cat and the Fiddle 
(G. Gothard, W. Gothard) 

Good ‘ol moonlight through the night

Keep it up, good work, shining bright 

I’ve waited all day for my chance to play 

I’ll fiddle all night and I’ll sleep all day 

 

This old fiddle’s seen every place 

Miles on the road and dust on the case 
Hey diddle diddle and a hop to the right

Like a cat with a fiddle in the pale moonlight 



‘Who’ said the owl ‘will watch with me’ 
‘You and the moon and me make three 
The dish and the spoon ran away last night 
Hope the fork and the knife will be alright’
 

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‘Oh’ said the mouse as she saw me there 
‘If I was not so small new shoes I’d wear 
I’d join that fiddler for a dance or two 

I’d leap and I’d tap ’til he told me shoo’ 

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Rose, Marie and Heather 
(G. Gothard, W. Gothard, S. Gothard) 

There were three sisters walked through the trees  - Rose, Marie and Heather 
When they chanced upon a lady so fine  / And she was the Queen of the fairies 
The sisters were holding a party that night  - Rose, Marie and Heather 
But the lady was clever and blocked their path  / And she was the Queen of the fairies 



The Queen beckoned the eldest one in  / Away from her sisters a-waiting 

‘For you I would give all the gold in the land,
 send away your worries and caring’ 
‘No thank you good Queen,’ the eldest one said, ‘I have enough to be happy’ 
And the sisters walked on to the edge of the trees  / On the way home to the party 

The Queen beckoned the middle one in  / Away from her sisters a-waiting 
‘For you I would give all the praise in the land,  they would finally all see you shining’ 
‘No thank you good Queen,’ the middle one said, ‘I prefer my quieter life here’ 
And the sisters walked on to the foot of the hill  / On the way home to the party 

The Queen beckoned the youngest one in  / Away from her sisters a-waiting 
‘For you I’d give power over both of them, they’d finally bow down before you’ 
‘No thank you good Queen,’ the youngest one said, ‘I’m happy as I am’ 
And the sisters climbed up to the top of the hill  / On the way home to the party 

There were three sisters walked through the fields - Rose, Marie and Heather 
Away from the fairy Queen’s lonely schemes  / 
Journeying home together 
The sisters held their party that night - 
Rose, Marie and Heather 
With laughter and music and fruits of the field  / Glad to be together

Colors of Home 
(G. Gothard) 

They came from all over, blazing a trail  / Like the snow that melts swiftly, from the peaks to the coast 
They made a place there, for me to know  / Like a tapestry woven, the colors of home 

I miss the evergreen trees, I miss the comforting rain 
I miss the grey of each misty new day 
I miss the colors of my home, I miss the way the air feels 

I miss the way that I know I belong 

I miss the colors of my home 

I grew up running pine needle trails  / Moss green of the forest, the seagull’s bright call 
Copper sunsets on a sapphire sea
 / Wide open spaces, as far as I can see 

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Call me back! …to the windswept beaches

Call me back! …to the fresh salt air 

Call me back! …to the mountain reaches 
Call me back! …oh I feel so far away 



They paint a memory, a part of me  / It’s gold like the lightning that strikes violet skies 
Crimson canyon, and the evening’s red flame  / Hear the chorus of voices calling my name 

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Lyrics (Mountain Rose)

The Boatman's Call
(G. Gothard) 

The boatman works alone, it’s the only life he’s ever known 
A young man in life alone, across the river every day 
He ferries settlers o’er the rushing cool, carries merchants through the rapids cruel 
Even royals in their crown and jewel, across the river on his own 


Ya - da da da, a young man tall 
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da 
Ya- da da da, the boatman’s call 
Ya - da da da, ya da da da da da 

The young woman lone she goes, gathering flowers where the river flows 
She is lovely as the mountain rose, and she needs passage on her way 
She needs crossing late in emerald May, sitting golden in the creak and sway 
Our young boatman gave his heart that day, across the river going home 


Ya - da da da, a young man tall 
Ya - da da da, ya da da da da da 
Ya - da da da, for this girl did fall 
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da 

Their world was set, planned, always they would be 
They didn’t fret, no, not like you and me 
Their world was small, there, near the river free 
Then came this fine, grand, tale of he and she 

Ya- da da da, this girl did fall 
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da 
Ya - da da da, for the boatman’s call 
Ya- da da da, ya da da da da da 

And now they are not alone, their lonely life by one has grown 
Now they are not alone, they cross the river every day

Grace O’Malley 
(S. Gothard, W. Gothard, G. Gothard) 

Sunrise in the window, a vessel in the bay 
her father was the captain, and he would sail today 
She fed the kitten and the hen, jumped the gate and then 
She cut off her hair, found shoes to wear, to look like one of the men 
Her father he made fun - oh no what have you done 
I know you’d love to come my dear but Grace you’re far too young

- and he said 

No woman sails the sea, they would become weak at the knee 
Stay here, be safe, on Erin’s shore just listen here to me 
For you it cannot be, there are dangers out on the sea 
Stay here, be safe, on Erin’s shore just listen here to me 

She felt the sun on her face, the waves beneath her feet 
Her father stood beside her laughing at his own defeat 
She washed the cannon and the gun, jumped the stairs and then 
The captain roared a warning - all hands on deck, my men 
Get down below my lass he said, this danger too shall pass 
My men and I will defend the ship and you will be safe at last 


I will tell you a story of a girl young and bright 
Red sky at night was her favorite light 
Of saltwater, danger and true bravery 
And the day Grace O’Malley first sailed the sea 

Gunfire overhead, dust fell to the floor 
Grace refused to stay below and crept out of the door 
She climbed the rigging and the mast, looked behind and then 
A man behind her father came, a pirate with dagger in hand 

She leapt down from the mast, her cry alerted the crew 
Onto the pirate’s back she fell, before he ever knew 
Here was an answer to their prayers, victory was theirs 
She saved the ship from pirates and she saved her father’s crew - and they said 

This woman sails the sea, she won’t become weak at the knee 
She is the pride of Erin’s shore, just listen here to me 
For her it will always be a life upon the sea 
She is the pride of Erin’s shore, just listen here to me 


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Lyrics (Story Girl)