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Into the Winds of Glarough

Into the Winds of Glarough refers to a song composed and sung by Afiach Bard. She considered it one of her stronger songs as a place-singer, and held it particularly dear.



Lyrics

Along, along, my gentle brown dray
Into the Winds of Glarough.
Hear the words the storm will say:
The rain, the green tomorrow.

Wind in the trees, loping the plain,
Hair and my jacket aflutter;
Callous sting of springtime rain,
To each we are the other.

Along, along, my gentle brown dray
Into the Winds of Glarough.
Hear the words the storm will say:
The rain, the green tomorrow.

Smell of your mane; flicking your ear;
Thrill of your body going;
Will you carry me today
While the other world is showing?

Along, along, my gentle brown dray
Into the Winds of Glarough.
Hear the words the storm will say:
The rain, the green tomorrow.

Sunshine afar yonder gray cloud.
The land, it is fragile and fading
In the Glarough’s silver shroud,
And we’ll go masquerading.

Along, along, my gentle brown dray
Into the Winds of Glarough.
Hear the words the storm will say:
The rain, the green tomorrow.



History & Context

One day in the hills, Afiach traveled through a light storm. She was enamored of its persistent, gentle fog-breeze. She loved the cool air and the misty rain. It was perfect, beautiful weather, and for hours she traveled in silent gratitude and peace.

The vast vistas before her, the hills and valleys, were all faded out to gray, but they were still visible, just barely, and appeared to Afiach like a veil through to another world. Eventually this reminded her of the legend of the Glarough, and she began to sing.



Composition & Performance

Like most of Afiach's songs, “Into the Winds of Glarough” was composed and performed on the spot, in the moment, without prior consideration. She recorded the lyrics and music afterward in the Caroin.

She sang the lyrics herself, and played musical accompaniment on her plucked string instrument Tireeg.



Melody

The song has a rhythmic, bittersweet melody, evocative to Afiach of the winds and fog that inspired the song. Each verse, including the chorus, shares the same melody.

reluria/songs/into_the_winds_of_glarough.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/15 23:03 by sinistral