Song

Charm

The source of the text for Charm is from the Carmina Gadelica, Alexander Carmichael’s great collection of Gaelic hymns and incantations collected in the Scottish highlands and islands in the latter half of the 19th century. Part of the text is from a Charm for Chest Seizure and another part is from The Death Dirge and I’ve edited both from the original.

Example of lyrics

There’s part of you on the grey stones and there’s part of you on the steep mountains / There’s part of you on the cotton grass moors, Sleep in the rock of the fold. / Power of moon I have over you / Power of stars I have over you / Power of sun I have over you / Sleep in the rock of the fold

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Song information

  • Mood:

    Poignant, powerful

  • Technical:

    contrasting A and B sections each 16 bars in 3/4
    5 ‘verses’ of words

  • Included in book or collection:Always the Singing »