The Weir (Feat. Leslie Dowdall)

by David Virgin & Leslie Dowdall

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The branches of the trees entwine like lovers,
And you are dear.
But how I love the weir.

The robins on their twigs,
Start at the boatmen on their gigs,
Down at the pier.
How I love the weir.

The scented breeze is pleasing when the summer warms the flowers on the lea.
The colder waters cool the stems of lily pads 'neath the shady tree.

The pale blue sky and passing cloud,
Reflected in the water clear.
How I love the weir.

A girl is by her hair is waving softly,
Like the moving grasses near.
How I love the weir.

The glassy stream looks still in movement over greasy stone then falling free.
Till darkness closes petals and makes no more what human eyes can see.

And you and I will walk in dappled shadows there each and every year.
How I love the weir.


released May 16, 2017
Words & Music by David Virgin

Vocals: David Virgin & Leslie Dowdall
Guitar: Rohan Healy
Double Bass: Al Quiff
Harp: Caoimhe O'Farrell



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David Virgin Dublin, Ireland

David Virgin, born in North Dublin 1962, was a founding member of SPK and Sekret Sekret. He continues to play and record in Ireland, Europe and Australia.

David has shared the stage with Nick Cave, John Cooper Clark, Jonathan Richman, Mary Black, INXS, The Church, the triffids, The Go Betweens,Cat Power, Lloyd Cole, Billy Bragg,Tim Freedman,, etc. ..
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