Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Lord Franklin”

Traditional, arranged by Sinéad O'Connor/Dónal Lunny/Sharon Shannon/Alan Branch/Kieran Kiely/Rob Ó Géibheannaigh

(Source: sean_nos_nua)

2 versions

5:01

My Lagan Love” promo single
Sean-Nós Nua album

5:49

documentary

Lyrics

(Source: Sean-Nós Nua)

We were homeward bound one night, on the deep.
Swinging in my hammock, I fell asleep.
I dreamed a dream, and I thought it true,
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew.
With a hundred seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
To seek a passage around the pole,
Where all poor sailors do sometimes go.
Through cruel hardships they vainly strove.
The ships on mountains of ice was drove.
Only the Eskimo, in his skin canoe,
Was the only one that ever came through.
In Baffin Bay, where the whalefish blow,
The fate of Franklin, no man may know.
The fate of Franklin, no tongue can tell,
And Lord Franklin among his seamen do dwell.
And now my burden, it gives me pain.
For my Lord Franklin, I'd sail the main.
Ten thousands pounds I would freely give
To know Lord Franklin and where he is.

Musicians

(Source: Sean-Nós Nua)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Abdullah Chhadeh quanun
Nick Coplowe Hammond
Pete Lockett percussion
Cora Venus Lunny violin
Dónal Lunny acoustic guitar, bouzouki, keyboard, bodhrán, bodhrán bass
Kieran Kiely whistle
Skip McDonald electric guitar
Rob Ó Géibheannaigh flute, strings, guitar
Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie drums, bass, piano
Bernard O'Neill acoustic bass
Professor Stretch drum programming, bass programming
Sharon Shannon accordion
Steve Wickham fiddle, mandolin, banjo

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