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 May    
    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
     
     
     
    Ben Glover (keyboards, percussion, ewi, backing vocals)
    Michelle Glover (vocals, flute)
     
   

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Ashwood

   

Studios, Norwich by Sotos Yiasimi 2012.

    Written, arranged and produced by Michelle and Ben Glover © 2012.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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