Bellawyck

 

Bellawyck means "beautiful witch" and there is no doubt these three witches look and sound beautiful.  Beltana, Kittin, Holle, Jennie and Franke are potent with musical magic. Hailing from Missouri, these gals sing an amazingly wide variety of music: Hindu chants, Paganized Southern Gospel, Earth drumming chants, Celtic Ballads and more. Below are the lyrics and chords to a number of the songs they sing, including Beltana's "The Secret" and Jennie's "Pagan Posse", as well as Kittin's version of "Summertime".  You'll find the words (and chords) to some of the Hindu chants there as well.  Further below you'll find more songs written by Beltana and by Jennie that also became staples of the group.

You can also read Cern's 2008 interview with the band!

 

 

Bellawyck Songs with Lyrics and Chords

Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby

Pagan Posse
Summertime

Amazing Grace (of the Goddess)

The Secret

Om Asatoma

Tumare Darshan

Om Namo

Strange Brew

Black Goddess
blue
Contradiction
Lightglow
Mulberry Melody
Rawk Stah
Sister Spell
The Chalice

 

 

 

 

Bellawyck songs can be heard at their MySpace site at

http://www.myspace.com/bellawyck

 

To purchase Bellawyck's CDs, email Beltana at

venusbeltana2000@yahoo.com

 


 

"Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby”

(sung by Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris for the movie

“O Brother Where Art Thou?” which is based upon the Pagan classic "The Iliad" by Homer.)

 

A               E   A

Go to sleep little baby

A               E   A
Go to sleep little baby

      A
Your momma's gone away and your daddy's gone to stay

                 E           A
Didn't leave nobody but the baby


Go to sleep little baby
Go to sleep little baby
Everybody's gone in the cotton and the corn
Didn't leave nobody but the baby

You're a sweet little baby
You're a sweet little baby
Honey in the rock and the sugar don't stop
Gonna bring a bottle to the baby

Don't you weep pretty baby
Don't you weep pretty baby
She's long gone with the red shoes on
Gonna meet another lovin baby

Go to sleep little baby
Go to sleep little baby
You and me and the devil makes three
Don't need no other lovin baby

Go to sleep little baby
Go to sleep little baby
Come and lay your bones on the alabaster stones
And be my ever lovin baby

 

 

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“Pagan Posse”

by Jennie Starr

capo iii

 

Am

Rabbit is f*ckin with the fire again

     G                   Am

And Luke is beatin that drum (kick ass)

Am

Angela’s listenin to story telling

     G                   Am

And Kittin’s havin’ some fun  (vrrrroom)

Am

Bel’s makin music for one and all

     G                      Am

And Johnny is swingin that great fire ball

        Am

Joe’s pluckin that E string sweet as wine

 G                              Am

Doug’s hating playahs and everything’s fine (y’know what I’m sayin’?)

 

Am

Na na na na na   Na na na na  Na na

      G                Am

Na na na na na   Na na na na.

 

 

When you think of what to do

how you gonna spend some time:

immerse yourself in music

or maybe some good cheap wine (good cheap wine)

Maybe smoochin' with your baby

or chillin' with your girls (hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo!)

Hanging with your Pagan Posse

It's the best thing in the world.  Yeah!

 

Rabbit is f*ckin with the fire again (have you been drinking?)

And Luke is beatin that drum

Angela’s listenin to story telling

And Kittin’s havin’ some fun  (purrrrr)

Bel’s makin music for one and all

And Johnny is swingin that great fire ball

Joe’s pluckin that E string sweet as wine

Doug’s hatin' playahs and everything’s fine (y’know what I’m sayin’?)

 

 

Na na na na na   Na na na na  Na na

Na na na na na   Na na na na.

 

 

“All right, you're going the right way for a smack bottom!”

 

 

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“Summertime”

(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin;

libretto by DuBose Heyward. Written for the musical “Porgy and Bess” in 1935.)

 

 

 

        Am7  Bm7  Cma7/6

1.Summertime,

        Bm7       Am7  Bm7  Cma7/6

and the livin' is easy,

             Dm7   Dm6   Dm7
Catfish are jumpin',

          Ebdim E7  E+  E7

 and cotton is high;

              Am7  Bm7  Cma7/6

Your daddy's rich,

         Bm7               Am7  Bm7  Cma7/6  Bm7

and your mama’s good-lookin',

Cma7                      Bbm7-5  Bb7/9    Am7  Bm7  Cma7/6
Hush, little darling’,     don't   you     cry.

 

 

2. One of these mornings, you're going to rise up singing,
Spread your wings and take to the sky,
But till that morning, there a-nothin' can harm you,
With mommy and daddy standin' by.

 

(instrumental verse)

 

3. Summertime, and the livin' is easy,
Catfish are jumpin', and cotton is high;
Your daddy's rich, and your mama’s good-lookin',
Hush, little baby, don't you cry.

 

 

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“Amazing Grace” (of the Goddess)

The tune was written by Alfred E. Brumley in 1929, and

featured in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou".

The original words by John Newton, 1772, have been altered

 

     C                C7         F

1. Amazing grace how sweet the sound,

     C

…it is,

 

I once was lost but now I am found,

   C  G  C

….now I see

 

          C                C7

2.‘Twas grace that first taught my heart to love

      F                C

and grace my fears relieved

      C

How precious did that grace appear

     C      G       C

The hour I first believed

 

3. Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come

Twas grace that led me safe thus far

and grace will lead me home

 

4. Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,

…it is.

I once was lost but now I am found,

…now I’m free

 

5. And when we’ve been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun (shining as the sun)

We’ve no less days to sing the Goddess’ praise

Than when we first begun

 

6. Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,

…it is.

I once was lost but now I am found,

…now I see.

 

 

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“The Secret” 

by Beltana Spellsinger

 

capo vii

      E                     A        Am   E

1. A new dawn is coming, a new light has come

     E                    A        Am   E

To shine down upon us, a gift from the Sun

     E         E7           A          Am  E

The Mother is waiting, Her arms reach the sky

     E                         A        Am  E

Its time to embrace them, its time that we fly

 

     D E   D E   D F   D E

CH:  A-um, a-um, a-um, a-um.  (repeat)

 

 

2. The chalice stands ready, a cup to be filled

The secret shall fill you, it shall be revealed

the Gospels of Mary were buried so long

A gift to the women I give you in song

 

    E                      Am            E

3. For where the Mind is, there is the Treasure

    E                      Am            E

   For where the Mind is, there is the Treasure

 

CH:  A-um, a-um, a-um, a-um.  (repeat)

 

 

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"Om Asatoma"

from the Hindu Scriptures, The Brhadâranyaka Upanishad

as sung by Deva Premal

 

capo i

 

C      F    C

Om asatomo satgamaya

     F     C         G

Tamasoma jyotir gamaya

     F         C

Mrityorma amritamgamaya

 

 

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English translation:

 

    “Take us from the false to the truth

     From darkness to light

     From death to immortality”

 

 

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"Tumare Darshan"

 

 G

Tumare darshan ki bela,

           Cm          G

ye mausam raas rachane ka

        G

Liye ullas ki sanse,

       Cm           G

samay masti me jine ka

 

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English:

 

    “The season has arrived where

     I will finally see you

     and dance with you.

     With the breathing in of joy

     it is time to live in bliss.”

 

 

 

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"Om Namo"

 

capo 5th fret

     Am        E7

Hari om namo narayana

E7

om namo narayana

 

     Dm          Am

Hari om namo narayana

     Dm          Am

Hari om namo narayana

     Am         E7

Hari om namo narayana

     Am         E7

Hari om namo narayana

 

           E7

Om namo narayana

     Dm          Am

Hari om namo narayana

     Dm          Am

Hari om namo narayana

 

 

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English:

 

    “I bow down to the Divine”

    (namo=salutation;  Hari, Om, Narayana=names of the Divine)

 

 

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“Strange Brew”

By Eric Clapton

 

A7= 577685         E7/9+= 076780             D7/9+= X5456X                  D9= X54550   

 

 

Intro: A7 A7 A7 D9 D9 A7 A7

E7/9+        D7/9+                    A7
Strange brew killing what's inside of you

 

         A7                 D9
She's a witch of trouble in electric blue
   A7                                            D9
In her own mad mind she's in love with you, with you
                  A7
Now whatcha gonna do?
E7/9+        D7/9+                    A7
Strange brew killing what's inside of you
 

 

 A7                          D9
She's some kind of demon dusting in the flue
   A7                                         D9
If you don't watch out it'll stick to you, to you
                       A7
What kind of fool are you
E7/9+        D7/9+                    A7
Strange brew killing what's inside of you


   A7                        D9
On a boat in the middle of a raging sea
          A7                              D9
She would make a scene for it all to be ignored
                     A7
And wouldn't you be bored
E7/9+        D7/9+                    A7
Strange brew killing what's inside of you     

 

 

 

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Contradiction

by Jennie Starr

 

in Am

 

1. I want in, oh, no I don’t

I might stay, oh, no I won’t

I’m feelin’ sexy but now I’m not

A contradiction is what you’ve got

 

Ch1:   I like you, you’re just OK

          What does it matter anyway?

          You talk me up and now I bend down

          Just see me later, and we’ll fool around

 

2. I got this problem that can’t be solved

For anybody who is involved

Goddess help me, oh, please really try

My head and my heart don’t see eye to eye

 

Ch2: Oh, yes, baby, no, baby

Let me go, baby

          I want you so bad but

          Just take it slow, baby

          Yes, baby, no, baby,

          let me go, baby

          I want you so bad, baby

          But just take it slow

 

3. There comes a time in all our lives

We find ourselves unsatisfied

The question is: what do we do?

Take care of me or take care of you?  (Ch2, Ch1)

 

Tag:  You talk me up and now I bend down

         Just see me later, and we’ll fool around

 

 

 

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Mulberry Melody

by Jennie Starr

 

(G)Sweet red juice (C)drippin’ down the chin

(G)Quick make another, a (C)mulberry grin

(G)Potato sacks swing (C)high and about

(G)Push me again, spin me (C)round and round

 

Ch:    (G)Oh, mulberry tree, fruity (D)Mama so wise

          (G)Eighty years young stretch (C)your arms to the skies

          Black (G)berries, purple feet, (D)juicy lovin’ June

          We (G)dance in your glory by the (C)light of the moon

 

Sweet (G)berries rain down the (C)very next day

(G)Catch them if you can and she’ll (C)carry them away

(G)Pick another handful, (C)pile it high

(G)Sweet wine we’ll make, bring a (C)tear in your eye  (Ch)

 

Droppin’ (G)mulberry babies in the garden underneath

(C)Sowing your seeds of the berries so sweet

Droppin’ (G)mulberry babies in the garden underneath

(C)Sowing your seeds of the berries so sweet  (Ch)

 

(Tag:)  We (G)dance in your glory by the (C)light of the moon

 

 

 

 

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Rawk Stah

by Jennie Starr

 

(Em) 

 

1. You can call me a hippy

‘cause there’s probably a sign

sayin: I’m a “tree-hugger”,

yeah, and that’s just fine

But don’t misunderstand me, no,

No, don’t throw your judgment that far

Just because I’m a Pagan, yeah,

Doesn’t mean I’m not a Rawk Stah

 

Ch:   Yeah, we trash our tent,

 Throw our folding chair

         Sprinkle fairy dust in your underwear

         That’s how we party

         Oh, oh, oh, that’s how we party

         Oh, that’s how we party

 

2. Be hard pressed to find the two of us

The fall-out rusty van, yeah, that’s probably us

Bright lights, big stage, they do kick ass

But we don’t really need ‘em

‘Cause we do it in the grass!  (Ch)

 

[Drums/cymbals instrumental]

 

3. We drink that old time stuff

You know that home made mead

Get you F’ed up, if you are in the need

That’s how we party

Oh, oh, oh, that’s how we party

Oh, that’s how we party  (Ch)

 

 

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Sister Spell

by Jennie Starr

 

         Dm

Ch:    By the powers of three times three,

           C                   Dm

          Sisters we will always be

          Dm

          Beautiful, angry, strong and smart

           C                                 C Dm

          Sisters of the soul and heart

 

1. Terrible, sexy skin, hand and hair

Neat and brilliant, lover beware

Blue and hazel, green eyes and brown

Sing you a spell, lover, lay down  (Ch)

 

2. Loving smile, bowl in your way

Shining down, stem you today,

take you without the power to bind

the most powerful love in a sister you’ll find  (Ch)

 

3. There is a dance we know from

the first breathe of time

Its stronger each moment

by faith and by rhyme

Arms raised through bodies

magical night or still

As you harm none

do as you will  (Ch 4x)

 

 

 

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--This page first posted on May full moon, 2008 ce--

Updated on Mabon 2009 ce.

by Cernowain Greenman