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The Snow Goose Song

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Lashka the goose left all her tribe to fly north and ransom the sun from the dead realms of winter. Every year children draw her image on cold misty windows to bring on the snow.

lyrics

All over Europe,
in lands of the winter,
since time immemorial,
this outline is drawn:
mist on the windows,
where children draw pictures,
to show they remember
the Snow Goose song.

When all the geese
fly south for the winter,
one stays behind to fly
northwards instead,
all through the storm-clouds,
the wind and the lightning,
to ransom the sun from
the realms of the dead.

On and on she flies unwearying
over frozen seas.
If she fails, the sun will vanish,
every corner of the world will freeze.

All through the autumn,
the days become shorter,
the first breath of frost
throws a ring round the moon.
Children draw pictures
in mist on the windows,
in hope that the Snow Goose
will send word soon.

On and on she flies unwearying
over frozen seas.
If she fails, the sun will vanish,
every corner of the world will freeze.

Far away, all alone,
no-one sees the Snow Goose die,
but the legend tells them why:
to release the sun,
to release the sun.

When the Snow Goose yields
up her last breath,
wings let their feathers
fall down from the heights,
turn into snowflakes
to kiss the cold ground,
and her heart gives fire
to the Northern Lights…

So we dance in the snow,
So that all our neighbours know
there will be a new sunrise.
Draw the sign of the Snow Goose
(draw the sign of the Snow Goose).

And we hold out our hands
to the world from North to South,
round the earth’s imagined corners,
till we all belong
in the Snow Goose song.

credits

from Entwined, released April 25, 2016
Written and produced by Ben Heneghan & Ian Lawson.

Vocals: Siobhán Owen
Harp: Mali Llewelyn
Lever harp: Siobhán Owen
Double bass: Ashley John Long
Piano & Keyboards: Ben Heneghan
Glockenspiel & percussion: Andrew lawson
Violins: David Adams, Lowri Porter
Viola: Nancy Johnson
Cello: Alice Neary
Backing vocals: Sarah Griffiths, Fiona Lawson, Enfys Michelle Roberts, Alice Turner

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Siobhan Owen Adelaide, Australia

Siobhan is a Welsh born Australian Celtic singer / harpist with a unique vocal style - blending her ethereal soprano voice with heart wrenching Celtic lilts. Performing at festivals and concerts around Australia from an early age, Siobhan is rapidly gaining recognition on the international stage. She returns to Europe in June 2016 for performances in Italy, Germany, France, Siberia, and the UK. ... more

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