Rowan

Verse 1
Rowan in my name and Rowan is my nature
Kin to those who walked this way
Some sixty years ago
Rowan is my tree when I stride through the woodland
Keep me safe and keep me sound
Of mind when I am low

Chorus
Malcolms and MacClachan
Irish Welsh and Scot
Celts from all around the world
Tie the Rowan knot

Verse 2
Rowan is my name and yes I am enchanting
With my winter berries and my knotted twisted shape
Rowan is my tree I carry it about me
When I dance through fog and snow
Beneath my tartan cape

Chorus
some of us are starving
some will share the pot
Celts from all around the world
Tie the Rowan knot

Verse 3
Rowan is my name and many of you love me
Messages I bring to you through mist and blood and fear
Rowan is my tree and I have kept you walking
From poverty to brighter life
From Albion to here

Chorus
older men and younger
baby in his cot
Celts from all around the world
Tie the Rowan knot

Verse 4
Rowan is my name though some might call me flighty
See me as I soar beyond the crests where eagles dare
Rowan is my tree I am imagination
When the cup unlocks the tongue
And secrets are laid bare

Chorus
those who would demean us
in the grave they rot
Celts from all around the world
Tie the Rowan knot

Verse 5
Rowan is my name and would you lie beside me
Are you true enough for me to take you to my heart
Rowan is my tree my feathery leaves caress you
Underneath my lazy boughs when summer sweetness start

Chorus
some of us are lucky
some bemoan their lot
Celts from all around the world
Tie the Rowan knot

Malcolms and MacClachans
Irish Welsh and Scot
Celts from all around the world
Tie the Rowan knot

 

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

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