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I was listening to a collection of Irish Rebel songs, and ran across one tune, called Rising of the Moon. It struck me that it needed to become a pagan song...so, I filked it. It's very '80s paganism in it's tone...but what the heck.

You can listen to the tune from a MIDI file (you can probably turn it into a ring tone!), see the sheet music and original lyrics at this site:

http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiRISEMOON;ttRISEMOON;ttWEARGREN.html

And now, the piece...

Rising of the Moon
Lyrics: Farrell McGovern
Tune: Traditional Rebel Song (Rising of the Moon and/or Wearing of the Green)
Copyright (K) Use as you like, just remember me...

Come tell me Sum'ner Farrell
Tell me why you hurry so?
Hush a bhuachaill, hush and listen
And his cheeks were all aglow
I've orders from the priestess
Get you ready quick and soon
The coven's set to gather
At the rising of the moon

The rising of the moon
The rising of the moon
The coven's set to gather
At the rising of the moon

Come tell me Sum'ner Farrell
Where the gatherin' is to be
At the old spot by the river
Quite well known to you and me
And by way of signal token
Whistle loud this pagan tune
And gate into the circle
At the rising of the moon

The rising of the moon
The rising of the moon
And gate into the circle
At the rising of the moon

From many tented hovels
Came the pagans through the night
A'following the moonbeams
Of the blessed Lady's light
Murmurs ran along the valley
Like the banshee's lonely croon
The pentacles were flashing
At the rising of the moon

The rising of the moon
The rising of the moon
The pentacles were flashing
At the rising of the moon

All along that singing river
Children of the Goddess met
And in a sacred circle
Many holy spells were set
A mighty call for healing
while a piper called the tune
A God and Goddess heard them
At the rising of the moon

The rising of the moon
The rising of the moon
Our planet needs a'healing
With the rising of the moon

The rising of the moon
The rising of the moon
And The God and Goddess hear us
At each rising of the moon

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