BELTAINE (CALAN MAI)
 
  © 2012 Michelle Glover and Ben Glover
  Music by Michelle Glover and Ben Glover. Lyrics by Michelle Glover
       
 

On the eve of Summer’s dawn

 


 

when blooms the white hawthorn

 


 

two fires shall ye build

 

 

 

under Diana’s full moon

 

 

 

to the grazing summer lands

   
 

and green mountain grounds

 


 

send cattle down the hill

 


 

blessed by the fires’ hand

 

 

     

 

 

Calan Mai, Calan Mai

   
 

Lord and Lady’s holy day

 


 

Calan Mai, Calan Mai

 


 

Spring Lord and Lady May

 

 

     

 

 

sunwise round juniper flames

 
 

leap the fire on this Beltane

   
 

and to the guardians of the hill

   
 

call their silent names

   
 

those across the western sea

   
 

green mound or old oak tree

   
 

leave gifts and wait there still

   
 

for these - the People of Peace

   
         
   

Calan Mai, Calan Mai

   
    Lord and Lady’s holy day    
    Calan Mai, Calan Mai    
    Spring Lord and Lady May    
         
    Calan Mai, Calan Mai    
    Lucky Fire and holy day    
    Calan Mai, Calan Mai    
    Spring Lord and Lady May    
         
    Oak King and Holly King    
    The Old One, sun shining    
    Wild is his domain    
    with antlered ring    
    Lady of the Moon    
    all creatures in your womb    
    we call at High Beltaine    
    with twigs of rowan strewn    
         
    Calan Mai, Calan Mai    
    Lord and Lady’s holy day    
    Calan Mai, Calan Mai    
    Spring Lord and Lady May    
         
    Calan Mai, Calan Mai    
    Lucky Fire and holy day    
    Calan Mai, Calan Mai    
    Spring Lord and Lady May    
         
    ..........................
    Michelle Glover (vocals, flute)
    Ben Glover (keyboards, percussion, ewi, backing vocals)
   

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Ashwood

   

Studios, Norwich by Sotos Yiasimi 2012.

    Written, arranged and produced by Michelle and Ben Glover 2012.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Website design © Magicfolk 2010