"Coronach" as written by and Ian Anderson....
(words and music by david palmer)

Grey the mist --- cold the dawn;
Cruel the sea and stern the shore.
Brave the man who sets his course
For albion.

Sweet the rose --- sharp the thorn;
Meek the soil and proud the corn.
Blessed the lamb that would be born
Within this green and pleasant land.
Hi-o-ran-I-o
Hi-o-ran-I-o

Brown furrow shine
Beneath the rain washed blue.
Bright crystal streams
From eagle mountains born.
Fortune has smiled on those who wake anew,
Within this fortress nature built
To stay the hand of war.

With the wind from the east
Came the first of those who tread
Upon this stone, this stone of kings;
This realm, this new jerusalem.
Hi-o-ran-I-o
Hi-o-ran-I-o



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"Coronach" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General CommentWritten by David Palmer (and Shakespeare!) for the TV series 'Blood of the British'

    BoultersCanaryon November 10, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningso What's it about, mate?
    and what does hi-o-ran-i-o mean, if anything?

    thanks for your help.
    nomusician2on June 11, 2014   Link

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