No Earthly Thing

by Ghost Estate

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The Wind that Shakes the Barley I sat within a valley green I sat there with my true love And my fond heart strove to choose between The old love and the new love The old for her, the new that made Me think on Ireland dearly While soft the wind blew down the glade And shook the golden barley Twas hard the mournful words to frame To break the ties that bound us Ah, but harder still to bear the shame Of foreign chains around us And so I said, "The mountain glen I'll seek at morning early And join the brave united men" While soft wind shook the barley Twas sad I kissed away her tears Her arms around me clinging When to my ears that fateful shot Come out the wildwood ringing The bullet pierced my true love's breast In life's young spring so early And there upon my breast she died While soft wind shook the barley I bore her to some mountain stream And many's the summer blossom I placed with branches soft and green About her gore-stained bosom I wept and kissed her clay-cold corpse Then rushed o'er vale and valley My vengeance on the foe to wreak While soft wind shook the barley Twas blood for blood without remorse I took at Oulart Hollow I placed my true love's clay-cold corpse Where mine full soon may follow Around her grave I wondered drear Noon, night and morning early With aching heart when e'er I hear The wind that shakes the barley
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The Girl Who Walks the River Light was waking, stars were stars. She was walking by the river. Birds had settled, bats were sailing underneath the night. Breathing in and breathing out, the words were fading like a sunset. Songs were floating down the river, bathed in ghostly light. Here she wanders, here she whispers, here she stands and here she shivers. Here we watch her gliding ever onward into night. She was waking, stars were bright. Breath was fading, heartbeat slight. Oh the birds and oh the river, always towards the light Oh the girl who walks the river ghostly through the night.
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My Love is Like a Red Red Rose O, my luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June. O, my luve's like the melodie, That's sweetly play'd in tune. As fair art thou, my bonie lass, So deep in luve am I, And I will luve thee still, my Dear, Till a' the seas gang dry. Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear, And the rocks melt wi' the sun! O I will luve thee still, my Dear, While the sands o' life shall run. And fare thee weel, my only Luve, And fare thee weel a while! And I will come again, my Luve, Tho' it were ten thousand mile!
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Greensleeves 04:10
Greensleeves Alas, my love, you do me wrong, To cast me off discourteously. For I have loved you well and long, Delighting in your company. Chorus: Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but my lady greensleeves. If you intend thus to disdain, It does the more enrapture me, And even so, I still remain A lover in captivity. chorus Thou couldst desire no earthly thing, but still thou hadst it readily. Thy music still to play and sing; And yet thou wouldst not love me. Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu, To God I pray to prosper thee, For I am still thy lover true, Come once again and love me.

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released February 1, 2012

Vayl Larkin- Vocals & Electric Violin,
Josh Loughrey - Guitars & Synths

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Ghost Estate Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ghost Estate is a project of Josh and Virginia, combining their love of Celtic and Celtic-influenced traditional folk music with their love of doing things a little bit differently. A blend of synthesizers, electric guitar and violin, and traditional folk instruments comes together in a sound which has been compared to Loreena McKennitt and other modern interpreters of traditional music. ... more

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