Mother Moon EP - Fay Brotherhood & Lee Burns

by Fay Brotherhood

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Mother Moon 03:46
Oh diamond of the starlit sky, shine ever more o'er me, Your light in beauty dazzles me - fulfills a mortal dream. Brilliant white in speckled night, Upon her blue bed velvet, A jewel indeed in fathers sleep, Farewell your stories past. Much you've seen in ages gone, The times when legend reigned, Men made mad and women more, The hare upon your face. Through every dance- each druids chant, The soul song of a bard, They sought their blessings through the stones, 'neathe your maternal gaze. The shadows of these legends old, Once danced here in this circle, They dance here still tween hallowed stones, Strange ghosts in the moonlight. Their souls fed by thine memories, Of ages past and new, Watched acorn to the sapling, To old oak buckled wise. Far and wide the mother watches, O'er the land laid dark, For these twelve hours she shall nourish, All in white enchant. A fairy tale maiden she, A Goddess of the dark time, Guide the cycles, set the tide, each month she bids us come. But now upon horizon, The gleam of fire is rising, The father wakes to bring new day, To set her seed a'light, The barley turns to finest gold, In pleasure at her calling, The night vigil of ancient moon, Is over for this day. Beneath the skyline she now sinks As twilight comes elsewhere, Beneath the skyline she now sinks As twilight comes elsewhere
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There is a peace within your dawn Keep back the demons with the storm, Where the blossoms on the may bush bloom go follow, But don't take the fickle hand of May, Never force the daylight, Never force the way. Dance with the frost melt the winter away, And catch this bird with your netting of mist, Bind freedom to steel he sets the wing There's magic in the eye, She'll hold tight your hand then run away, Make promises with intent to stray, With the May blossom in her hair she doesn't mean a pain, In the eyes of the peaceful today. Never force the daylight, Never force the way. Dance with the frost melt the winter away, And catch this bird with your netting of mist, Bind freedom to steel he sets the wing Flitter o'er the meadow broken wing'ed like a skylark, Lead you from the nest, oh lead you far beyond the fences, Ye who'd have her liberty, oh ye who'd have her heart, As his own to share, This lover half wanted. Never force the daylight, Never force the way. Dance with the frost melt the winter away, And catch this bird with your netting of mist, Bind freedom to steel he sets the wing There's magic in the eye, x4
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Over the Dane Hills all in her bower, Black Annis hiding, her face a fouler, Than the blackest hag of winter, Face hued woad vivid - a savage grin. Creased like apples, wind blown to the wasps, Her one eye savage scans o'er the plane Mothers take care in drunken slumbers, Lest Black Annis should take your babes, Long arms reach, gnarled fingers reach through, Open windows to take your unwatched babes. She sucks the hides of children dry, And wears them as their ghoulish girdle. An oak hangs gnarled limbs over the dark maw, Of her black bower 'neath which she hides, A macabre spectre of flayed skins a' drying, On its boughs in grisly design. Twigs green withered as her fingers, Which sprout rank talons, sprout like mushrooms from her tree, Flesh fouled and dank, flay hide from flesh, Like the badger dug her cave all from the sand. She foretold King Richard the thirds death, As his spurs struck that pillar all on the bridge. Mark my words Lord, I swear foresooth, It's your head shall strike that mark on your return. And so it was after Bosworth, Strung dead over his steed by the stirrup, His head hit that mark. I am Danu and I am Black Kali and I am Hel, I'm of cat of moon craz'ed hare, I'm the three fold crone, In my winter decay this wild huntress will sing of no fury, And in my cull of your herd I take the thick and weak.

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released April 4, 2012

Fay Brotherhood - Vocals, guitars
Lee Burns - Fiddle, Mandolin, Production

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Pagan folk songs of myth, magic and mother nature from the lead singer of Spriggan Mist.

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