Signs of Life

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Clannad (Irish pronunciation: [kl̪ˠan̪ˠad̪ˠ]) are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal. Their music has been variously described as bordering on folk and folk rock, traditional Irish, Celtic and New Age, often incorporating elements of an even broader spectrum of smooth ja… more »

At length did cross an albatross
Through the fog it came
As if it had been a Christian soul
We hailed it in God's name

It ate the food it ne'er had eat
And 'round and 'round it flew
The ice did split with a thunder fit
The helmsman steered us through

And a good south wind sprang up behind
The albatross did follow
And everyday for food or play
Came to the mariners' hollow


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