A Long Time Ago

from by Hector MacInnes



I'll keep a little tavern
Below the high hill's crest
Wherein all grey eyed people
May sit them down to rest

There shall be plates a plenty
And mugs to melt the chill
Of all the grey eyed people
Who happen up the hill

There sound will sleep the traveller
And dream his journey's end
But I will rouse at midnight
The falling fire to tend

It is a curious fancy
But all the good I know
Was taught me out of two grey eyes
A long time ago


from The Day Is Loud, released November 1, 2015
Music written and recorded by Hector MacInnes at Stiùidio Ostaig, and on location on the Isle of Skye, with lyrics adapted from "Tavern" by Edna St Vincent Millay.

Cover image by Philippa Thomas



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Hector MacInnes Isle Of Skye, UK

Composer, songwriter and producer from the Isle of Skye.

I also play with The Dead Man's Waltz.


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