Elder

Intro
Churning cheese
turning milk
drying linen
dreaming silk

Verse 1
Berry blushing bonnie beauties
Dew will kiss your velvet cheek
Bathe yourself within my droplets
If a lover you do seek

Verse 2
Drop my blossom into crystal
I can soothe the sorest soul
Tea or wine I know no limit
Sweet and sparkling I have all

Chorus
Late at night you you’ll hear the music
pipes and whistles gently call
Can you see the fairy dancers
where the elder flowers fall?

Verse 3
Warp and weft from blue and purple
Everlasting come what may
Yellow green my leaves will give you
Bark and root for black and grey

Chorus
Late at night you you’ll hear the music
pipes and whistles gently call
Can you see the fairy dancers
where the elder flowers fall?

Verse 4
Cut me wound me at your peril
Feel misfortune brush your hem
Try to burn me spit and screaming
Welcoming the devil in

Chorus
Late at night you you’ll hear the music
pipes and whistles gently call
Can you see the fairy dancers
where the elder flowers fall?

Late at night you you’ll hear the music
pipes and whistles gently call
Can you see the fairy dancers
where the elder flowers fall?

 

Lyrics:
Barb Jungr, Ring of Fire (Gill Arthey, Bridget Gibbs, Ann Gray, Elsa Holmes, Sarah Mellor, Carole Miles, Shusha Walmsley)

Music written and arranged by:
Barb Jungr, Mark Brennan and George Reilly

All pre-recorded work produced by:
Mark Brennan

Vocal arrangements: 
Gareth Fuller

Registered Charity No. 1169357