Midsummer

by Heather Alexander

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    This 3rd album features songs from a time of thoughtful innocence concerning the romancing of both love and war, and the constructions of dreams and deceptions.
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The HUNT IS ON Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander SOUND THE HORN LOUDLY, CALL THE HOUNDS- WE WILL RIDE PROUDLY, THROUGH HUNTING GROUNDS- WHO SHALL WIN? BLESSED STAG OR MORTAL KIN? Fast through the winding woods we push, Flash of a tail within the bush- For the Stag is swift and the Stag is fleet, And he hears the sound of thundering feet- HERE THEN GONE!, CLANSMEN CRY, “THE HUNT IS ON!” It is more than sport ‘tween beast and man, For the Stag is sacred to our clan- And we dare not risk the forest’s ire, For if we can’t kill then we’d best not fire- HERE THEN GONE!, CLANSMEN CRY, “THE HUNT IS ON!” Let the death be clean as life’s released, So we show our honour to the beast- For your own death you will understand, When you hold Life’s blood within your hand- HERE THEN GONE!, CLANSMEN CRY, “THE HUNT IS ON!” Though we draw a bow and we wield a blade, We respect the code that Nature made- For we know not when the shadows fall, And the Huntsman comes to take us all- HERE THEN GONE!, CLANSMEN CRY, “THE HUNT IS ON!” WE ARE BORN THEN GONE!, CLANSMEN CRY, “THE HUNT IS ON!” Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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Wolfen One 03:40
WOLFEN ONE Music and Lyrics: Heather Alexander Wolfen one, You are my midday moon and I, your midnight sun- Wolfen one, Our journey’s at an end but life has just begun- When first we met, I thought That what I felt could not be true- But through the sharing of our hearts There now is one where there was two- Left to right, The meeting of the darkened day and dawning night- Drum to tune, The joining of the shining sun and silver moon- I knew the risk I took When down beside you I had laid, And lo, the breath of two new lives Was well worth the price I paid- Wolfen one, Come dance with me and gaze back at which we have done- Wolfen one, We’ve sown the threads by which the future shall be spun- Wolfen one, You are my midday moon and I, your midnight sun- Wolfen one- Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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ONLY THE MUSIC Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander The swirling of dresses, The scuffing of shoes- “Should my hair be in tresses?” “What tie do I choose?”- As the hall fills with dancers, And the strings start to sound- We will take that first step, And we won’t touch the ground! FOR THERE'S ONLY THE MUSIC, THAT PLAYS ON AND ON- YES, THERE'S ONLY THE MUSIC, THE HEARTACHES ARE GONE- WE CAN STAND CLOSE TOGETHER, WHILE THE WORLD DANCES BY- 'CAUSE THERE'S ONLY THE MUSIC, BETWEEN YOU AND I- YES, THERE'S ONLY THE MUSIC, BETWEEN YOU AND I! A head on a shoulder, An arm ‘round a waist, If the weather gets colder, We both will be braced- For whatever the trouble, We still have a chance- If we hold hands together, And take time to dance- The clock hours bending, The hands spinning ‘round- From beginning to ending, As dancers we’re bound- With the memories like treasures, All safe in their vaults- When we hear the last measures, We’ll dance the grand waltz- Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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SMOKE FILLED PICTURES Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander Smoke fills the room, With castles in the air- I weave them all upon a silver loom, Look up if you dare- I WONDER WHERE I'M GOING? AND WHERE I BELONG? WHAT THIS PLASTIC CAN OFFER ME? THE ONLY TRUTH I UNDERSTAND, IS THAT WITHIN MY SONG- AND IN THE SMOKE FILLED PICTURES THAT I SEE- Threads without any ends, Tangle in the chandelier- Within the smoky corners are my friends, And no one knows they’re here- Music floats to the ground, Dragons fly on the wing- And in their dance, they whirl the whole room ‘round, Above the heads of those to whom I sing- Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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BRANNIGAN'S SPECIAL ALE Lyrics & Music: Heather Alexander Within the town of Sutter Down, There is a tavern tale- You never do think you to take a small drink you, Of Brannigan’s Special Ale- Start seein’ things real funny, And given half a chance, Start swirling around and you’ll then tumble down, And the mice on your head will all dance! You’ll see unicorns and dragons, And a castle made of gold- A feast of all feasts with fantastical beasts, Of the likes which you’ve never been told- You’ll fly on a magic carpet, On a purple sea you’ll sail- You can talk to the fish because you had the wish, To drink Brannigan’s Special Ale! You may be a rich and noble king, In a castle great and grand- You dare not go to sleep when you’re counting the sheep, Of all the herds in the land- The count is on a parchment, Which is stolen by a gale- Losing count is quite dread, now you’re losing your head, All from Brannigan’s Special Ale! You may be powerful wizard, And know every kind of spell- You know all of the names of the demons in flames, Even those who would never dare tell! A beautiful lady seeks your craft, To make her skin more pale- But your spell has gone wrong, now her nose is too long! All from Brannigan's Special Ale! Perchance within this drunken dream, You’ll think yourself a knight- Whose been knocked off your horse, but it’s all in due course, Your opponent has won the fight- She strips off all her armor, Removes her dress of mail- Try hard not to stare because you took the dare, To drink Brannigan’s Special Ale! I’m telling you my young friends, There’s not that can avail, You’ll be lost forever, that’s why you should never Drink Brannigan’s Special Ale! Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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DANCE IN THE CIRCLE Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander Out in the wood, there’s a band of small Faeries, If you walk unwary at night- They’re laughing and drinking, and soon you’ll be thinking, That you’d come to join in their light- If they see you, you know they’ll entreat you, To come and join in their small friendly dance- If you do then your soul will go too, You will loose it with no second chance- BUT PLEASE COME, JOIN, DANCE IN THE CIRCLE THE VOICES WILL MAKE YOUR HEART BURN TO PLEASE COME, JOIN, DANCE IN THE CIRCLE BUT KNOW THAT YOU'LL NEVER RETURN! They’ll promise you gold and silver a-plenty, You’ll never be empty of love- Beauty and pleasure, and time at your leisure, All things that you’ve been dreaming of- Success will be yours, through several doors, What ever you wish, you will find you can do- Beware of this prize, as a curse in disguise, Since your mortal life soon will be through- There is a way, as some folk would say, To save you ‘til the dawn- Denounce their kind, from your mind, Then you’ll find they are gone- Children’s tales, pirate sails, Unicorns, dragons, sorcerers too, They’re man conceived, make believe, You know that they aren’t true- And now I must tell, that I’m under their spell, Though I know not for how long I’ve been- And I love a man, though I know that I can Never ever go see him again- I went to the king, in his wise faerie-ring, I asked him, “Oh what do you think I should do?” He said, “You’ll be fine!”, took a large swill of wine, And said, “Why don’cha have him join you?” Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
7.
Three Original Fiddle Tunes Composed and Arranged by Heather Alexander Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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Midsummer 04:06
MIDSUMMER Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander Cool breeze, sheltering trees, Deep within a glen- All around, sound, on the ground, Footsteps fall of little men- Now look wise, in my eyes, Tell me what you see, Too late! By fate! You belong to me! Your wit slipped a bit, Words have gone too far- Now it’s true that I’ll turn you, Straight into the ass you are- By what right on this night, Do I make my claim? Mortal fool, know you That Puck is my name! FAERIES DANCE IN A FRENZIED RING! ELVES PLAY PIPES AND THE GOBLINS SING! ROBIN GOODFELLOW WILL TAKE HIS QUEEN ONCE UPON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM! Love’s fair potion rare, Held within in my hand- And with this thing I can bring, Chaos into Faerie Land- A warm drop from the top, And we all will see, As it cools, what fools These mortals can be! Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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SHATTERED GLASS Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander Land of dreams, cloaked in grey, Rise again at dawn of day- Thy new birth has come to pass, Land of dreams, now shattered glass- Thou hast survived we know not how, None to care for thee till now- None came by save to harass, Broken land of shattered glass- EARTH FOR DAME, SUN FOR SIRE RISE FROM CANDLE TO A FIRE WITH SKY OF BLUE AND GREEN OF GRASS A LAND OF DREAMS FROM SHATTERED GLASS Thy people now no longer roam, We reclaim our broken home- Bring thee from the dark impasse, Free the land of shattered glass- THE ONE TO THEE AT LAST RETURNS EYES OF STEEL AND HEART THAT BURNS TO BUILD A LAND WHICH NONE SURPASS A RAINBOW WORLD FROM SHATTERED GLASS Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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TOMORROW I LEAVE FOR BATTLE Lyrics: Philip Obermarck Music: Heather Alexander Love me one more time, Make this night last forever, For on the morrow, I leave for battle- I may survive, And I shall return to you, But come the morrow, I leave for battle- AND IF I DIE JUST REMEMBER I LOVE YOU AND YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MINE LET US WARM UP THIS COLD NIGHT TOGETHER COME THE MORROW, I LEAVE FOR BATTLE Until tomorrow, Let me love you forever, For come the morrow, I leave for battle- Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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MARCH OF CAMBREADTH Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander Axes flash, broadsword swing! Shining armor's piercing ring! Horses run with polished shield! Fight those bastards 'till they yield! Midnight mare and blood red roan Fight to keep this land your own! Sound the horn and call the cry: "HOW MANY OF THEM CAN WE MAKE DIE!" Follow orders as you're told Make their yellow blood run cold! Fight until you die or drop! A force like ours is hard to stop! Close your mind to stress and pain! Fight 'til you're no longer sane! Let not one damn cur pass by! "HOW MANY OF THEM CAN WE MAKE DIE!" Guard your women and children well! Send these bastards back to Hell! We'll teach them the ways of war! They won't come here any more! Use your shield and use your head! Fight 'til everyone is dead! Raise the flag up to the sky! "HOW MANY OF THEM CAN WE MAKE DIE!" Dawn is broke, the time has come- Move your feet to a marching drum! We'll win the war and pay the toll- Fight as one in heart and soul! Midnight mare and blood red roan Fight to keep this land your own! Sound the horn and call the cry: "HOW MANY OF THEM CAN WE MAKE DIE!" Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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COURAGE KNOWS NO BOUNDS Lyrics: Philip Obermarck Music: Heather Alexander I looked across the battlefield, Blood seeping from my wounds- My comrades, they did never yield, For courage knows no bounds- And yet, I thought as I stood there, Of all that it had cost- For what we gained, it seemed not fair, For all that we had lost- They spoke of honour, faith and pride, Defending for our home- Through honour all my friends have died, Their faith left me alone- We fought for greed, we fought for fame, We killed too much to tell- The Devil and God were both the same, We worshipped only Hell- We fought it seemed for a thousand years, A million nights and days- Sharing one laugh with a hundred tears, Seeing clearly through a haze- Then came that day I know not when, Beneath a blood red sun, Atop a pile of dying men, They said that we had won- Another tract of land is all The territory gained- Will that ever pay for all The lives here lost or maimed? Bodies lying all around, Blood bathing them in red, Their white eyes staring at the sun, These, the countless dead? I looked across the battlefield, Blood seeping from my wounds- My comrades, they did never yield, For courage knows no bounds- Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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FLESH AGAINST THE THORN Lyrics & Music: Heather Alexander You gave me all that I would need, And made my wishes true- And every night to me you’d plead, And I decline to you- You’d stand there pale and acrid eyed, Yet softly say good night, Turn and walk once more denied, And so would fade the light THE BLUE ROSE RARE, ONE CANNOT GAIN IF GLOVE OR GUARD BE WORN 'TIS ONLY WHEN ONE RISKS THE PAIN OF FLESH AGAINST THE THORN Our world was warm and full of play, Yet I was not content- And voices strong led me astray, And far from you I went- So swayed was I by other’s view, And fear it all would end- That I forgot to think of you, My one and only friend- A broken promise cannot die, In dreams it always burned- And when I heard your anguished cry, To you I soon returned- But must it take your world to fall, To find where truth may lie- You are not the beast at all, I fear my lord,‘tis I- A LOVE THIS RARE, ONE CANNOT GAIN IF TRUTH IS NOT YET SWORN IT'S ONLY WHEN WE RISK THE PAIN OF FLESH AGAINST THE THORN Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997
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CLOSE YOUR EYES Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander Close your eyes, forget your every care, Picture faerie castles in the air- Magic is in store for you, You may find your dreams come true, When you wake your wishes may be there- Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1997

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released May 1, 1997

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Heather Alexander Redmond, Washington

A changling from the Land of Fae, Heather brings stories and songs from a world where magic never dies and anything can happen if you only believe.

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