Gordon Bok Gordon Bok 2 10 2010-02-16T18:47:00Z 2010-02-16T18:47:00Z 1 125 713 Timberhead 5 1 875 9.6926

牋牋牋?Lament for Owen Christy/Under the Wind

牋牋牋?Music ?1980 Jim Stewart, SOCAN

牋牋牋牋牋?Words ?1997 Gordon Bok, BMI


牋牋牋?During the potato famine, many Irish people emigrated to Canada, arriving at the port of Saint John, N.B.?Owen Christy was one of those, but he died in quarantine and was buried on Partridge Island.?The tune is Jim's lament, for Owen and his kind.

牋牋牋牋牋?Many of my poems are a response, not to one need or incident, but to a few, and parts get changed or added on as the needs dictate.?Under the Wind is one of those.


Gordon- small viol

Carol ?harp


牋牋牋牋?Under The Wind


牋牋牋牋牋?Love on us all, now, under the wind,

牋牋牋牋牋?The old wind, ever among us.


牋牋牋牋牋?And love of the dark winds, too:

牋牋牋牋牋?Love of the hard, grey wave.


牋牋牋牋牋?Love of the long oar that takes us through;

牋牋牋牋牋?Love of the tree that gave it to us.


牋牋牋牋牋?And love the day ?this bright swift day

牋牋牋牋牋?Under the long, old wind ?/p>

牋牋牋牋牋?Love on us all.




Lament for Owen Christy is recorded on the albums In the Kind Land, and A Water Over Stone (instrumental only); Under the Wind is added to it on In the Kind Land