Shamrock Green, the music

April 2, 2014

As I mentioned in the previous comments, Darren O’Connell and his sister Anne are both part of a band called ‘Celtic Cantrips’, so music is an important part of the story.

I got to have a bit of fun with modern and old music. For part of the climax, I wrote some new lyrics for the old tune “Greensleeves” for Hank to sing:

 

“Go back, go back, to the Eire of old,

where the shamrock blooms on earth so cold,

Go back, go back, to the Eire of old,

to the isle your heart does hold.”

 
“Dance, dance, feet bare in June,

under the shining silver moon,

Sing, sing, with a raptured tune,

in the isle your heart will swoon.”

 
“Sing and dance in the Eire of old,

where the faeries’ tales are often told,

Sing and dance in the Eire of old,

for your heart, love’s magic does hold.”

 

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