|Bardic Circle Featuring Darragh Nagle...
(by Traditional English Folk Tune)
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This very warm and sensual love song is a favorite around the campfires. It is an old English folk tune, with words that describe a man gently touching a woman, and as she tells him how much she likes it, she also starts giving him hints as to where she would like to be touched next. Things get more and more amorous as the song progresses, and I've seen many couples become passionate while listening to me play the song! Highly recommemded. Of course, 200 years ago, such arousing lyrics were so shocking that editors replaced them in printed versions with lyrics about finding a parson and getting married. Fortunately, the original more sensuous and arousing lyrics have survived. Pagans have come to love the song as it celebrates the beautiful reproductive forces of nature, and the song seems very appropriate for the holiday of Beltaine. As exciting as the song may be, it remains a soft and mysterious ballad, understated in its intensity, and subtle. In today's shock media culture, it is a refreshing visit to the artistic forms of romance and seduction. Play this one for a loved one some evening, or even a loved-one-hopeful!
Recorded: Concert at Heartland Festival, May 1999
Guests/Players: Darragh Nagle
Technical Notes: Guild 6 string guitar, voice. Recorded live during a concert at Heartlandfestival, May 1999.
Artist Profile: Darragh has been playing at festivals and events for 35 years. He has had the pleasure of performing with and being influenced by artists such as Gwyddion Penderwynn, Elaine Silver, Dreamtrybe, Cerridwyn, Tom Parrot, Steve Goodman, Leo Kottke, and others.
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(words & music by Traditional English Folk Tune)
I put my hand all in her hair, and she says, "I like it there"I put my hand all to her lips, and she says, "Please tell me this"Gently gently, gently Johnny, gently Johnny my jingalo, Gently gently, gently Johnny, gently Johnny my loveI put my hand all on her knee, and she says, "Do you want to see?"I put my hand all on her breast, and she says, "Do you want a kiss?"Gently gently, gently Johnny, gently Johnny my jingalo, Gently gently, gently Johnny, gently Johnny my loveI put my hand all on her thigh, and she says, "do you want to try?"I put my hand all on her belly, and she says, "do you want to fill me?"Gently gently, gently Johnny, gently Johnny my jingalo, Gently gently, gently Johnny, gently Johnny my love
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