Sunday Respite – ‘The Mummers Dance’

Winter’s back is broken. A Crocus or two have raided their blue head. A few green leaves of the daffodils are breaking through the ground. For today’s respite, I thought of Loreena Mckennitt  “The Mummers’ Dance.” Hope you enjoy it as well.

“The Mummers’ Dance”

When in the springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair

When owls call the breathless moon
In the blue veil of the night
The shadows of the trees appear
Amidst the lantern light

We’ve been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

Who will go down to those shady groves
And summon the shadows there
And tie a ribbon on those sheltering arms
In the springtime of the year

The songs of birds seem to fill the wood
That when the fiddler plays
All their voices can be heard
Long past their woodland days

And so they linked their hands and danced
Round in circles and in rows
And so the journey of the night descends
When all the shades are gone

“A garland gay we bring you here
And at your door we stand
It is a sprout well budded out
The work of Our Lord’s hand”


6 Responses to “Sunday Respite – ‘The Mummers Dance’”

  1. My Article Read (2-21-2016) – My Daily Musing Says:

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  2. lafayetteangel Says:

    Thank you, it was very enjoyable song.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Once in awhile its nice to take a break and remember all of the good stuff we have been granted. Glad you enjoyed it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lafayetteangel Says:



  3. hocuspocus13 Says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again! 🙂


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