Step It Out Mary

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    Step through the Sylvan Doorway into the realm of the Goddess and the Green Man, where the horned one walks the leaf-dappled pathways and bright Áine dances in the greenwood at Midsummer.
    Feel the spirit of the trees and hear the stones whisper in a land where the Fae will sing you into another time and space.
    Come closer to the fire as the shadows lengthen and the beauty of the night surrounds you; dance to the tunes of your ancestors, hear the legend of Odin’s Wild Hunt and dark tales of immortal desire. And then remember the wise ones who have gone before.
    Spiral Dance bids you welcome.

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about

On previous albums we have usually chosen a traditional folk song and given it a “Spiral Dance” treatment, and this album is no exception. This song is a sad Irish tale of love, pain and death – classic stuff! We have been playing it live for many years and had completely forgotten about recording it until now.

lyrics

In the village of Kildorey lived a maiden young and fair
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
She had long and golden hair
A countryman came riding up to her Daddy’s gate
Mounted on a milk white stallion
He came at the stroke of eight
I’ve come to court your daughter Mary
Of the golden hair
I have gold and I have silver
I have lands beyond compare
I will buy her silks and satins
And a gold ring for her hand
I will build for her a mansion
She’ll have servants to command
Step it out Mary my fine daughter
Step it out Mary if you can
Step it out Mary my fine daughter
Show your legs to the countryman
Oh kind sir I love a soldier
I’ve pledged to him my hand
I don’t want your gold nor silver
I don’t want your wealth nor land
Mary’s father spoke up sharply
You must do as you are told
You will marry him on Sunday
You will wear that ring of gold
In the village of Kildorey
There’s a deep stream running by
They found Mary there at midnight
She had drowned with the soldier boy
In the cottage there is music
You can hear her Daddy say
Step it out Mary my fine daughter
Sunday is your wedding day

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from Through a Sylvan Doorway, released July 15, 2012
Traditional

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Spiral Dance Adelaide, Australia

With a combination of haunting vocals, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, Spiral Dance presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Rousing melodies intertwine with tales of Magick, myth and legend - music that will rock your ancestors! ... more

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