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    Ballad of Cathain

    Kyouri Kai

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    Ballad of Cathain

    Post by Kyouri Kai on Sun 12 Sep 2010, 9:22 am

    by: Grant Lee Phillips

    Bid Goddess rise, from mist of memory
    Rise, the fair Cathain
    In battle the equal of every man
    And every love disdained
    Her heart was locked in a roundtower's keep
    And none that gate could unbar
    Till rose a prince in Ulster's east
    His name was Conchobar

    By day she taught him the feats of arms
    With sword and mace and bow
    By night they kindled passions fire
    That only lovers know
    So King and warrior thus were joined
    In battles, blood, and love
    The throne belonged to Conchobar
    To Cathain, the Witch's Glove

    Dark rivals rose against the king
    To challenge for his throne
    All Ulster in the balance hung
    Without its champion
    A Druid he sent to sacrifice
    An offering to Cathain
    A maiden fair, with flaxen hair
    Not once, but two times slain

    But Cathain, she would ne'r return
    To fight the kingdom's war
    Till the Druid did a virgin bring
    To Connemara far
    The fair Iona pure and sweet
    Upon the south sea table lain
    And by the corclach's hungry stone
    The innocent was slain
    (Was Cathain's own daughter slain)

    In rage the warrior goddess
    From the western sea arose
    Her bloody gauntlet dealt that day
    a thousand fierce death-blows
    The kingdom saved, her quest complete
    she sank beneath the waves
    Till Ulster's sons with sacrifice
    Bid her return once more.

    Re: Ballad of Cathain

    Post by Marijane on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 12:12 am

    Alright, sooo I started to listen to this song. I like the mesesage.. but this song is nothing that I have ever listened to before. It's way different than what I listen to. It's not a bad song at all though. Thanks you for sharing.