Raise Up Your Hunting Spear

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Credits: Michael McGlynn. This song appears on Anúna’s third/fourth album Omnis, first released in 1995 on the Danú more...

Credits: Michael McGlynn. This song appears on Anúna’s third/fourth album Omnis, first released in 1995 on the Danú label, and for contractual reasons was rerecorded in 1996 and released on the Celtic Heartbeat/Universal label in the USA in 1997.

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Irish

English

We awoke a great brown stag from the new grass...

Three brave heroes woke with the sun
On a misty morning three were as one
The ancient forest rang with the sound
Of a crystal-tongued blackbird and the cry of a hound

Raise up your hunting spear
Raise up your hunting spear
Raise up your hunting spear
Raise up your hunting spear

We are Oisín, Caoilte and Fionn
Three great hunters and we follow the sun
To the mountains of Mish, through the heather and briar
To the green slope of Cua with our hearts full of fire

Raise up your hunting spear
Raise up your hunting spear
Raise up your hunting spear
Raise up your hunting spear

Danú, danú, danú, Goddess
Danú, danú, danú, Goddess
Danú, danú, danú, Goddess
Danú, danú, danú, Goddess

Three brave heroes woke with the sun
On a misty morning three were as one
The ancient forest rang with the sound
Of a crystal-tongued blackbird and the cry of a hound

Raise up your hunting spear...

Danú, danú, danú, Goddess...

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