More Spellsinger Songs!

Here are more songs from the beautiful Beltana Spellsinger
which were not released on SONA CDs.
Ballad of Bogtane/Beltane The story of one of the muddiest Beltanes in all of history.
Black Goddess A song about the mysterious and powerful Black Madonna.
blue There are many shades of blue in all of us, and in the Goddess.
The Chalice The power of claiming one's own chalice as divine.
Light Glow A special lullaby.
Ozark Mountain Fire The chorus of this song is all that I have so far, but this is a really cool Spellsinger song that I heard her sing at PSG in 2009.
The Secret Inspired by the popular book and by deep Pagan faith.

 


The Ballad of Bogtane/Beltane (2004)

by Beltana Spellsinger

  And so... here's to another mystical, magickal, enchanting Beltane...

           A                     G             A
1. On the first day of festival new friends arrive,
  D                          G              A
sharing their feast and the tales of their lives
    G                   G           A
We kept their company ‘til the sun fell,
  A         G            D              A
headed to sleep and we wished them all well
 
On the next evening with lanterns in hand,
more had arrived-- from the southernmost lands
Firelight serenades, laughter and tales,
held hands in a circle and tempted the gales
 
          D                               G           A
Ch:  Come Christian, come Heathen, come Druid, come Sidhe
          A                      G            A
     Come Valkyrie Warrior, come gather with me
         D                            G            A
     We’ll all sing together through torrents of rain
          A         G            G            A
     We’ll weather together the storms of Bogtane
 
2. We shared Celtic Kisses and Meade from Samhain
from opposite sides of the circle again
From many a lip one could hear the invite,
“I have a dry bed you may sleep in tonight…”
 
The wee one his chariot stuck in the mud,
the great one his chariot plowed through the flood
We danced around naked and saw what we’d wrought,
gave thanks for the fires on Wal-purg-is-nacht  (Ch)
 
 
3. Well our cer-e-mony it was planned for nightfall,
yes it will be splendid, come one and come all!
We’ll garland the bowers, make love in the springs,
alas, by night, only more rain could we bring
 
We battled and wrestled the Hammer of Thor
then gathered together, made music once more
Gave in till the clouds parted ceasing our fight,
in the end we embraced him and drummed through the night (Ch)

 

(note: if you don't know the melody, you can also put these words to the music of the "Beverly Hillbillies" TV theme song, just for fun!-- Cern)

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Black Goddess

by Beltana Spellsinger

Intro:  (E)(G)(E)  (E)(G)(E)
 
(E)I used to be a wooden statue once upon a time… with
(G)beautiful black (E)skin
(E)And then they tried to paint me white don’t cha know
(G)to mask my (E)sin,
(G)oo (E)oo (G)oo to mask my (E)sin,
(G)oo (E)oo (G)oo to mask my (E)sin.
 
(E)And then one day I found I held a babe within my arms
(G)And… she was so (E)warm
(E)I promised her right then and there and promised myself  
(G)also… she’d know no (E)harm,
(G)oo (E)oo (G)oo within my (E)arms,
(G)oo (E)oo (G)oo within my (E)arms
 
[CH]    (E)I am not the nice white Goddess (G)whom you used to know
            I am (A)rage and I am envy and I (E)bleed upon the snow
            (E)I am not the pale white Goddess (G)whom you used to know
            Come and (A)find me in the midnight hour, (E)feel my darkness glow
            (G)oo (E)oo (G)oo and now you (E)know
            (G)oo (E)oo (G)oo and now you (E)know
 
(E)A long time ago I used to play with peoples’ hearts and minds
(G)until I tasted (E)fear
(E)And then I thought that I would like to find another place and…
(G)and now I am (E)here
(G)oo (E)oo (G)oo I tasted (E)fear
(G)oo (E)oo (G)oo now I am (E)here 
 
 
[CH]    (E)I am not the nice white Goddess (G)whom you used to know
            I am (A)rage and I am envy and I (E)bleed upon the snow
            (E)I am not the pale white Goddess (G)whom you used to love
            Come and (A)find me in the midnight hour, (E)feel my darkness glow…
 
[CH]    (E)I am not the nice white Goddess (G)whom you used to know
            I am (A)rage and I am envy and I (E)bleed upon the snow
            (E)I am not the pale white Goddess (G)whom you used to love
            Come and (A)find me in the midnight hour, (E)feel my darkness glow
            (G)oo (E)oo (G)oo and now you (E)know
            (G)oo (E)oo (G)oo and now you (E)know
 

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blue

by Beltana Spellsinger

1. (E)Why I am (C)feeling this (E)way
I (E)thought that you’d (C)said all there (D)is to (E)say
so (E)why are (C)you still (E)here?
and (E)may I offer (D)peace to (E)you?
 
Why I am feeling this way
I thought that I’d said all there was to say today
I’m all tangled up in blue
and why am I still entwined with you?
 
Ch:      (E)Blue is the color of the (A)effervescent (E)skies
            (E)Blue the ocean beautiful (D)water’s stormy (E)sighs
            The (E)indigo and cobalt royal (A)birds across the (E)sea
            (E)Blue is just ce-(A)rulean, a-(D)nother shade of (E)me/thee
 
2. So, why are we feeling this way
I thought that we’d said all there was to say today
Why are we still blue
Where’s the places I need you?
 
And why did we leave it this way
the young sets are never the things we can say
the thoughts this very place are very blue
and still we shall dance within this hue  (Ch)
 
(bridge) You’d (C)rather be sad you say, just (A)leave me a-(E)lone
              (C)Lock the door, turn off the ashen (A)lights and smash the (E)phone
              I (E)don’t want (C)you to (A)see me this (E)way
              Don’t (E)want to see your (C)happy face, so (A)please
              just go a-(E)way
 
[spooky instrumental piano, guitar]
 
(Ch)
 
3. And I’ll (E)knock down your doors,
I will (A)push away your (E)walls
I’ll (E)make a million silly (D)faces
at you ‘til they (E)fall
Lie a-(E)wake on sapphire nights
until I (A)know you are (E)OK
Be-(E)cause of you, like (A)it or not,
I’m (D)here for you to-(E)day. And yes… (Ch 2x)

 

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The Chalice

by Beltana Spellsinger 

(E)This is my body, (D)this is my blood

(A)And this is my cup of (E)life

(E)I gave you my all

I (D)told you I would

I'll (A)try to be everything you would (E)like

 

(Chorus): But I was to (E)be my own (D)Goddess

               I will (C)be my own salvation, for (A)heavens sake

               And hell-(E)o to the (D)king and the queen of every (C)mystery

               That I might (A)make with you, but my soul

               My (F)soul belongs to (E)her

               And the (F)answer's inside the Chalice

               Of the Red (E)Damsel

 

(E)Heaven’s no place for a (D)woman like me

And (A)hell, well, what the hell is (E)hell?

(E)I made a promise to this (E)land

For-(A)give me if I'm ringing my own (E)bell

 

(Ch)

               

(instrumental) 

 

(Ch)

 

Tag:     (E)This is my body, (D)this is my blood

            (A)this is my cup of (E)life

 

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Lightglow

by Beltana Spellsinger

(Chords coming soon) 
 A         G
You are a little light
       D         G       A
that shines as bright as any star
     A            G
And you make our world alright,
     D       G         A
the Heavens kiss you where you are       
 
And I am a humble soul
who follows in your merry wake
As you are the living world,
you’re the branch that she creates
 
      G                      A
Ch:  La, la, la, la, little Light glow
      G                      A
     La, la, la, la, little Light glow
      G                       A        G       A
     La, la, la, la, little light show us the way  (repeat)
 
Now you are a little star
that shines as bright as any sun
And you traveled very far
You'll light the way for everyone
And I am a satellite
who dances ‘round your twinkling
As you are the Universe,
the song She longs to sing  (Ch)
 
          G        A         G        A
bridge: Trailing clouds of glory she comes
        F         A
        into our lives
         G            A            G      A
        Bearing the gifts of the shining ones
         F            E
        Light in her eyes
 
You are a little light
that shines as bright as any star
You make our world alright
The Heavens kiss you where you are

 

Ozark Mountain Fire

by Beltana Spellsinger

    E         D           A            E
1.Here I am again at the full moon in June
      E               D
but this time three years have passed me by
   E            D            A           E
I take a look around looking up looking down
     E                D               E  D E
and now I know just where my garden lies


(Chorus):
         D            A           E
You are home you are home and wherever you may roam
     E               D           E
That Ozark Mountain Fire will remind you
               D           A           E
That you are home you are home and wherever you may roam
 E                  D              E D    E
Home is where the heart lies, not behind you

   E              D        A                E
2.Home to me is where the birds sound like water dripping
 E                    D
home to me is where mountain lions play
  E               D    A        
Though I come and go away from you
   E                                D        E D E
tomorrow my heart is here with you not far away

Chorus

Bridge:
    E        D         A         C
Wherever you go an wherever you roam
   E             A              E  D E
remember there’s no place like home
 

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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)

 

 

              E                A      Am  E

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

         E                     A       Am E

The secret shall fill you, it shall be revealed

     E         E7         A     Am  E

the Gospels of Mary were buried so long

   E                   A       Am  E

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

 

 

    D  E    D E    D F    D E

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

 

 

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Page first posted

September 2009 ce.

by

Cernowain Greenman

 

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