Tammerlin - Lee Hunter & Arvid Smith High Above the Hills of Sligo Lyrics

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High above the hills of Sligo
Where the spirits do abide,
Lives the legend of a widow
And the grave she sits beside.
In a dress as black as midnight
And a veil her face to hide--
High above the hills of Sligo

She lost her handsome Seamus
To a highwayman it seems,
And the day they found his body
Was the day she lost her dreams.
So her life she buried with him
Where the heather grows so green--
High above the hills of Sligo

They never caught the highwayman
Who took her lover?s life,
But they know he was a coward--
Seamus died without a fight.
Twas a dagger to the back
that made a widow of his wife--
High above the hills of Sligo

The robber knifed her husband
And he laid him down to die.
But a curse was passed between them
When he looked him in the eye.
The love inside of Seamus
Now the robber occupies--
High above the hills of Sligo.

So for forty years she?s tended
To the grave upon the hill,
And for forty years he?s watched her
He?s enchanted with her still.
The slayer now a guardian,
And he cannot break the spell--
High above the hills of Sligo.

High above the hills of Sligo
Where the spirits do abide,
Lives the legend of a widow
And the grave she sits beside.
In a dress as black as midnight
And a veil her face to hide--
High above the hills of Sligo
Wind Horses Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Kwarkz & Karma
  • 2 Teacher David Beynon
  • 3 A Scent of a Memory
  • 4 High Above the Hills of Sligo
  • 5 The Dowie Dens of Yarrow
  • 6 Le Roi Renaud
  • 7 Rebel Soldier
  • 8 Hiram Hubbert
  • 9 The Last Battle
  • 10 Walk of the Poor Vicar
  • 11 Song of the Seal
  • 12 Estat ai en grue cossirier
  • 13 Wind Horses
  • 14 Magnolia Waltz
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