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Susan Kane: Listen

Donal Og

(Susan Kane)
November 16, 2012
Susan Kane and Gregory Palitz

Donal Og    Susan Kane, adapted from the poem by Lady Gregory

 

It was late night and the dog spoke of you  

The snipe spoke of you from her deep marsh  

You’re a lonely bird in the wood     

And you will be alone till you find me 

You promised me, and you said a lie to me,
That you would meet me where the sheep are flocked; 
I stood and called thru the night,

No one was there but bleating lambs.

 

You took the East and the West from me, darling

What is before and behind

You took the moon and the sun from me darling

I fear you took my very soul, my very soul

 

My mother bade me not speak to you

Today tomorrow or any Sunday

Too late and I beyond belief

Too late to lock the door from the thief

 

Now my heart’s as black as the blackness of the sloe,
Blacker than the coal on the smith's forge;
Black as shoeprints in stark white halls;
You put that darkness in my life.

You took the East and the West from me, darling   

What is before and behind

You took the moon and the sun from me darling  

I fear you took my very soul    my own poor soul   my poor soul

 

Guitars:  Billy Masters

Drums  J.J. Johnson

Bass     Dave Monsey