Mountshannon

by Simon Oak

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Song about the White Tailed Sea Eagles of Mountshannon, Co. Clare. The song was written to celebrate the successful breeding of these mighty birds at a nest near Mountshannon for the first time in over 110 years.

lyrics

My love will never die
For the colours of the rainbow
Although I cannot reach out and hold you tight
For the many shades of green
That can be seen across the island
Although I have to leave you behind
Where the counties of Galway, of Clare and Tipperary
Connect through the spirits that Inis Cealtra hides
Where the curry is renown
And they say "Céad míle fáilte"
Where the White Tailed Sea Eagle flies

When fishing boats are fading
In the early morning silence
And foggy wisps are white in the morning light
Lough Derg is lying still
Softly singing masterpieces
A godly living thing, a free man's guide
Traditions can be found there as if time was not invented
And the people possess a great sense to harmonise
No better place on earth
For a bird so wild and mighty
Where the White Tailed Sea Eagle flies

Where the oak and the ash
Host the pride of old Mountshannon
The eagle chicks reared till their maiden flight
No better place on earth
For a bird so wild and mighty
Where the White Tailed Sea Eagle flies

credits

released September 4, 2013
Words and lyrics by Simon Oak.
Both guitar tracks: Bart van Beveren
Flute: Gert van der Slikke
Studio work: Brady van der Ruit.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons + edits

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