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Love and Light, Gretchen & John Cornwall
The Fruits of Love The Plough & the Furrow A Ride in the Forest I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls Lyke Wake Dirge The Trees They Do Grow Hight
The Crone Jerusalem Gaia, the Moon & Sun Dreams on the Wheel of Life The World Tree The Lady & the Murdering Knight
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The Fruits of Love The fruit of love’s desire is sweet For any man and maid to eat However ripened in time’s air No other can compare Only two may share it It is so fine and fair And eaten with such passion It feeds on mystery Chorus: The fruits of love they are sweet They are pure The fruits of love, they run deep and they endure The seed of love is sown Not  to …    be controlled By clime or season Nor logic nor reason The sweetness of wine in a kiss The moisture of the eyes Which brims up in rapture The mist of Paradise Love with neglect can die    Under no watchful eye And so it must be re…born And passions soon returned Love is fruitful for a reason Never out of season The fruit soon will ripen Let it not be hidden Chorus: The fruits of love they are sweet They are pure The fruits of love, they run deep and they endure The fruits of love, they run deep and they endure......
The Crone The Crone has crossed my path this day Wisdom in her reflection lay Before me for my mind to sway I bowed and watched her walk my way   …walk my way   The Crone her hair a ravens wing With a path of silver built within Glowed her pale wrinkled skin Followed by the magic kin   … the magic kin The Crone she stood and gazed on me Her lips did smile placidly In wind her hair did dance in glee Robes of black flowed silently  …  flowed silently The Crone her blessing on me did give I felt a silence … where I live It filled the holes that were my sieve And for nothing will I grieve … for nothing will I grieve Thank you Crone for seeing me And walking by so eerily For leaving blessings here for me And taking all that pains me  …  all that pains me The Crone has crossed my path this day Wisdom in her reflection lay Before me for my mind to sway I bowed and watched her walk my way   …walk my way    …walk my way    
The Plough & the Furrow Bless the furrow and bless the plough Bless the furrow and bless the plough …and bless the seed, the seed that springs And bless the seed, the seed that springs And bless the seed, the seed that springs
 Bless the fruit and bless the corn Bless the fruit and bless the corn … and bless the blossom on the bough And bless the blossom, on the bough
 And bless the blossom, on the bough Bless the man and bless the maid Bless the man and bless the maid … and bless the b e – e - d they share
 Bless the babe that's got this night That’s got this night and in the Lady's care Bless the man and bless the maid Bless the man and bless the maid … and bless the b e – e - d they share
 Bless the babe that's got this night That’s got this night and in the Lady's care
Jerusalem And did those feet in ancient time
         Walk upon England's mountain green?
 And was the holy prophet of peace
 On England's pleasant pastures seen?
 And did the u-----niverse divine
 Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
 And was Jerusalem a dream of peace
 Among those dark sata---nic mills?

 Bring me my bow of burning gold!
      Bring me my arrows of de ---sire! Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
 Bring me my cha – riot   of     fire!
 I will not cease from mental fight Nor shall these words be lost again
  ‘Til we have built this dream of peace And bu---ried hate  for e----ver----more Children   of  A --- A –- A -- braham         Look to the universe divine Lay down your arms, no guns no walls A blessed place where  pro - phets meet  When we have changed Jer - u – salem There will be peace in shrouded streets
A Ride in the Forest See the tree of life Oak, ash, elm and apple Rooted in the earth  Its cro-own dancing in the sky Jump up on your horse Grab the reins in hand Rooted in the earth  Its cro-own dancing in the sky Mighty old man oak Courage in your heart  Rooted in the earth  Its cro-own dancing in the sky   Lady Ash sublime Sensitive high climbs Rooted in the earth  Its cro-own dancing in the sky Elm with inner strength Magic in the apple Rooted in the earth  Its cro-own dancing in the sky Rooted in the earth  Its cro-own dancing in the sky… Take, take a ride …. Wi-i-th me …
Backing singer: Take, take, take a ride Take, take, take a ride Take, take, take a ride In the green forest W – i – i – th me  Repeat...
Gaia, the Moon & Sun All in a circle - under the turning sky  Heart to heart - hand in hand and eye to eye CHORUS: Ride on the wind - dance on the mountain Sacred voices calling … Gaia  - the moon and sun Climbing the heavens - gazing at the earth North, south, east, west - earth and sky clean once more CHORUS: Flower and flourish - Goddess of all wild things Tree and sky - waters, woods and meadows  CHORUS: Breathe and balance - in the labyrinth side by side Lotus on the lake - unruffled by the tide CHORUS: Light the brand – burning through the night Gathering on the hilltop – dancing the wheel of the year   When all is said and done – the final transformation Wise weep not - for dancing shadows on the wall ****  DIFFERENT CHORUS******: I am the wind – that shakes the mighty oak Sacred voices calling… Gaia  – the moon and sun Repeat:  Gaia - the moon and sun
I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls With vassals and serfs at my side And of all who assembled within those walls I was the hope and the pride I had riches too great to count Could boast of a high ancestral name Chorus: But I also dreamt, which pleased me most, That you lov'd me still the same That you lov'd me, you lov'd me still the same That you lov'd me, you lov'd me still the same I dreamt that suitors sought my hand That knights upon bended knee And with vows no maiden heart could withstand They pledg'd their faith to me And I dreamt that one of that noble host Came forth my hand to claim Chorus: But I also dreamt, which pleased me most That you lov'd me still the same That you lov'd me, you lov'd me still the same, That you lov'd me, you lov'd me still the same.
Dreams on the Wheel of Life Are you a Fool on life’s journey? It is but a dream you see The sun at your back but the edge is near One foot wrong and its done Discover the strength of the wand in your hand Charm your world Dreams on the wheel On the whe --- el of life Dreams on the wheel On the whe --- el of life Of life Of life The High Priestess turns the cards of fate Her wisdom full of truth and strength The moon on her brow lights up the night Pomegranates of red Grab the reigns of the stone chariot Fly to your love Dreams on the wheel On the whe --- el of life Dreams on the wheel On the whe --- el of life Of life Of life You’ve spoken to the moon and stars The sun-rise heralds a brand new day Your love has brought you through all fears The World is at your feet Stand to remember the wind in your hair Live - your - dreams Dreams on the wheel On the whe --- el of life Dreams on the wheel On the whe --- el of life Of life Of life Dreams on the wheel On the whe --- el of life Of life Of life
Lyke Wake Dirge This ae nighte, this ae night Every nighte and all Fire and sleet and candle lighte Earth receive thy soul When thou from hence away art passed Every nighte and all To Whinnie-moor thou com’st at last Earth receive thy soul If ever thou gavest hosen or shoon Every nighte and all Sit thee down and put them on Earth receive thy soul If hosen or shoon thou ne’er gave Every nighte and all The whinnies shall prick thee to the bare bane Earth receive thy soul From Whinnie-moor when thou art passed Every nighte and all To Brig o’ Dread thou com’st at last Earth receive thy soul If ever thou gave of thy silver and gold Every nighte and all On Brig o’ Dread thou’lt find foothold Earth receive thy soul If silver and gold thou gavest nane Every nighte and all Down thou’lt fall ’till the stars be gane Earth receive thy soul From Brig ‘o Dread when thou art passed Every nighte and all To purging fire thou com’st at last Earth receive thy soul This ae nighte, this ae nighte Every nighte and all Fire and sleet and candle lighte Earth receive thy soul
The World Tree The World Tree stands before sea Behind her lays the land Above her is the azure sky And her roots in the Earth entwine Her branches dance in wind and in  rain In winter the snow a-dorns them like ivory lace In spring the flowers en-tice the bees In summer the fruit swells a-mong  emerald leaves Is this music from In the heart like the beat of a drum? …the beat of a drum?   Is this music from In the heart like the beat of a drum? …the beat of a drum? Is this music from In the heart like the beat of a drum? …the beat of a dr-u-u-u-um? Music is within her trunk Magic in her heart The Tree of the World Music is with-in her trunk Magic in her heart The Tree of the World
The Trees They Do Grow High The trees they do grow high_the leaves they do grow green Many is the time __my true love I’ve seen Many an hour __I’ve watched him all alone He’s young but he’s dai__ly  __ grow__ing Father, dear father__ you’ve done me great wrong You’ve married me_ to a boy who’s much too young I am twice twelve_and he is but fourteen He’s young but he’s dai_ly growing Daughter, dear daughter_I’ve done you no wrong I’ve married you _to a great Lord’s son He’ll make a husband_ for you to cherish He’s young but he’s dai _ ly growing Father, dear father__ if you see fit We’’ send him to college __ for one year yet I’ll find a golden ring _ for his wedding hand To let the maidens know___he’s married One day I was looking___o’er the castle wall I spied all the boys___a –playing with a ball My own true love_was the champion of them all He’s young ___but he’s daily growing At the age of fourteen__he was a married man At the age of fifteen__ the father of a son At the age of sixteen__ his gra_ve it was green And death had put an end _to his growing
The Lady & the Murdering Knight An outlandish knight from the north lands came He came a wooing of me He told me he'd take me to that northern land And there he would marry me     Go fetch me some of your father's gold And some of your mother's fee And two of the best of your father's horse There stands thirty and three  She's fetched him some of her father's gold And some of her mother's fee And two of the best of her father's horse There stands thirty and three She mounted on her lily-white horse And he upon the grey And away they did ride to the fair riverside Three hours before it was day   Jump off, jump off, my pretty fair maid Deliver your horse to me Six pretty maidens I've drowned here And the seventh one you shall be  Pull off, pull off your silken gown Deliver it over to me For it is too fine and much too fair To rot in the salt water sea  Go get a sickle to crop the thistle  That grows beside the brim That it may not mingle with my curly locks Nor harm my lily-white skin  He turned for a sickle to crop the thistle That grew beside the brim She caught him around the middle so small, And tumbled him into the stream   Sometimes he sank, sometimes he swam Down to the bank came he Help me, oh help me, my pretty fair maid Or drowned I shall be  Lie there, lie there, you false-hearted knave Lie there instead of me Six pretty maidens you've drowned here The seventh has drowned thee            She mounted on her milk-white steed And led the dapple grey She rode till she came to her father's door An hour before it was day...              She rode till she came to her father's door An hour before it was day...