The Two Magicians

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    Simple Pleasures is the band’s sixth studio album. The 13 tracks are a mix of traditional songs and instrumental tunes, and most of the instrumental sets include original compositions by the band. In addition to concertina, bouzouki, banjo, fiddle, whistles, flutes and bodhrán, former band member and sax player Helena Marková, who played sax and whistles on Hot Days (2006) and Bofiguifluki (2010), returns as a special guest on this album.

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The Two Magicians Trad. Arr. Poitín

An epic and legendary tale of how a sorcerer and sorceress fight a series of shape-changing battles over (yet again) a maiden’s greatest treasure. This is a much-shortened version from the singing of A.L. Lloyd.

Epický, legendární příběh o tom, jak čaroděj s čarodějnicí svádějí sérii rozličných podob soubojů (jako obvykle) o nejdražší poklad panny. Toto je výrazně zkrácená verze původního nápěvu A. L. Lloyda.

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The Two Magicians

A lady sat by her own front door as straight as a willow wand
And by there came a blacksmith with his hammer in his hand
What do you do my lady fair, all in your robes of red,
I’ll come back tomorrow and I’ll have your maidenhead
Away, away you coal black smith would you do me this wrong,
For to have my maidenhead that I have kept so long?
I’d rather I was dead and cold and buried in me grave
Than a rusty, dusty, coal black smith me maidenhead should have

Bide lady bide there’s nowhere you can hide,
For the lusty smith will be your love and he will lay your pride

So the lady she held up her hand and swore upon her soul
He’d not have her maidenhead for all of a pot of gold
And the blacksmith held up his hand and swore upon the mass
He would have her maidenhead for a half of that or less
So the lady she turned into a sheep and grazed upon the common
And he became a horny ram and soon he was upon her
So the lady turned into a full-rigged ship and sailed upon the sea
But he became a bold sea captain and aboard of her went he

Singing bide lady bide……

So the lady turned into a glass, crystal shining clear
And he became the finest wine and he poured himself into her
Then the lady she turned into an oven and he became a cake,
And every change that lady made the blacksmith was her mate
So the lady ran into her room and climbed into her bed
And he became a green coverlet and he gained her maidenhead
And when she woke he held her still and still he bid her bide
And he had gained her maidenhead for all of her mighty pride

Singing bide lady bide, there’s nowhere you can hide, for the lusty smith will be your love and he will lay your pride

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from Simple Pleasures, released September 1, 2016

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Poitín Czech Republic

Poitín are an award-winning traditional Celtic band from Pilsen in the Czech Republic. They explore all forms of Celtic music but are firmly grounded in the pub session tradition and like nothing better than sitting round a table in the corner of a cosy pub playing old favourites about tarry sailors, merry maids and drunken nights. Poitín have performed at festivals across Europe. ... more

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