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In The Turning Of Our Time

Artist: Tom Fairnie

Album: The Journeyman
Category: Singer/songwriter, Celtic, British Isles



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Description: I wanted to write a song in the style of Rabbie Burns the great Scottish poet. I hope I've succeeded.

Lyrics

In The Turning Of Our Time

In the turning of our time
If I could see you when the snow lies
Down by willow bank and burn side
I would taste you as the snow melts on my tongue
And in the turning of our time
Or in the scented breath of sweet spring
Ďmidst the primrose and the columbine
I would bind you as the blood unto the thorn
And in the turning of our time

And if our time could turn again
If our time could turn again
Turn the stars to salt and sand
Turn them back by heavenís hand
Turn the raven into dove
Turn this longing into love

In the turning of our time

If I could hear you in the ash grove
Where mavis song and leaves lie
Loving words would find a pure and nameless voice
In the turning of our time
Or I might hold you when the day ends
Curved within its slow and falling line
A river stretching free from icy winterís sleep
And in the turning of our time

And if our time could turn again
If our time could turn again
Turn the stars to salt and sand
Turn them back by heavenís hand
Turn the raven into dove
Turn this longing into love

In the turning of our time
In the turning of our time

© In The Turning Of Our Time words & music by Tom Fairnie, Bob Shields & Martin Boland January 2002


Submitted: May 2, 2006 4:14PM


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Comments

a#5... poeticlly and philosophically, me thinks "robbie" would approve! "all o' orr ain folk - should brothers be" (^;

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I think this song represents Tom and Jane's perfect sense of when to hamonize and when not to. It's that sense that gives Tom's music that commercial quality that can compete with all others !!

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Pretty song, Tom. Love the harmony.

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one for the traditionalists, the bard would be proud! The poetry in this song is stunning, are you a poet too?

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One Robbie down, now one to go. Can we expect something in a Tannehill vein? You've proven you're more than up to it!

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