CELTIC CIRCLE DANCE
copyright 1984 W. J. Bethancourt III recorded: CELTIC CIRCLE DANCE, WTP-0002 tune: "Same Old Man/Leatherwing Bat" (Trad. Appalachian)
Hi said the Norn, sittin in the sand Chorus: hi diddle i diddle i day
once I talked to a great Grey Man hi diddle i diddle i diddle ay spun three times and said with a sigh hi di diddle i diddle i day hadn't been for the Runes had his other eye! fol the dink a dum diddle do
Hi said the Lady, dressed in green The Circle forms, the Circle flows prettiest thing I've ever seen the Circle goes where no man knows she went down underneath the hill Hail to the Lady, one in three: and came back out of her own free will Present is Past and Past is Me!
Brian Boru, on Irish ground Hi said the Lady dressed in white walked three times the Island round sang the Day and sang the Night Norsemen came lookin for a fight sang the Land and sang the Sea just another Irish Saturday night! sang the Song, and then sang Me!
Hi said Lugh on the banquet night Salt and oil and mirror bright a poet and a player and a good wheelwright fire and fleet and candlelight a harper and a warrior and none the least: by fin and feather, leaf and tree,
a Druid and he got in to the Feast! fill the cup and blessed be!
Harold Haardrada's face was red! From the misty crystal sea Came to Britain and he wound up dead Came the Lady to the lea Stamford Bridge is where he's found Sword and Roses in Her Hand got six feet of English ground Spread their seeds thruout the Land
the Legion with it's Eagles bright Came the Stag from oaken wood marched into the Pictish night saw the Lady where she stood met them there upon the sand by the fire burning bright gave em up to the Wicker Man! came to know his heart's delight!
eight-legged steed and hound of Hel By Sword and Harp, and Irish Hound the one-eyed Man, he loves ya well Blessed Be: the Day I've found fire burn and fire spark Hail to the Lady, one in Three are you then feared of the dark? Present is Past and Past is WE
Rhiannon's Birds are still in flight By Oak and Ash and Holy Thorn all thru the Day all thru the Night Blessed be the Day you're born! Hail to the Lady, one in Three Fire burn and fire bright Present is Past and Past is Thee! walk in safety thru the night