The Stolen Child

Album: Fisherman's Blues (1987)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is the poem The Stolen Child by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) put to music. The Waterboys make use of traditional Irish instruments to recreate the atmosphere of Yeats' poem.
  • The poem is not sung by The Waterboys themselves but by an elderly man with an Irish accent. The poem has a chorus, which is sung by The Waterboys. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Daan - Tegelen, Netherlands, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Sebp from Montreal, QcThe song was also recorded by Canadian singer/songwriter Loreena McKennitt on her 1985 debut album "Elemental". Not as good as the Waterboys' version, though.
  • Lyndon from Cork, IrelandThe man in question is Tomas McKeown,
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