The Seasons of Our Years
Author: Dave Barron
Air: Shanagolden
Singer: Mick O'connor

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Title

The Seasons of Our Years
Author: Dave Barron
Air: Shanagolden
Singer: Mick O'connor

Subject

Theme: The old song Shanagolden, is a love song of unfulfilled love, cut short by premature death; some have been luckier in life to have found fulfilment through a long and happy marriage.
The imagery of the seasons reflects the different stages of love for a couple as they move through life together until one must pass over and leave the partner for a time, until the spirits are reunited in eternity. The mortal cycle of life is replaced by the linear life of the spirit.

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THE SEASONS OF OUR YEARS

Do you remember, darling, the springtime of our years,
The passion, the tensions, the laughter, and some fears?
We planted love together and tended it with care
And we faced into our seasons, uncertain what lay there.

Do you remember, darling, the summer of our years?
Our love produced fresh saplings, with all new hopes and fears.
They needed careful pruning, much energy and care;
They took the focus of our love, through years of sun and rain.

Then we enjoyed high summer, high summer of our years.
The saplings that we tended were now fine strong young trees.
We’d now more time together, more time to give and share
And to face into next season, our love still rich and rare.

And then we reached our autumn, the harvest of our years,
We thanked the Lord in Heaven for all the gifts we reaped.
We faced into our winter, the lonely frost and cold,
With confidence and comfort in the springtime of our souls.

Now we’ve reached our winter and cold frost chills our bones;
The saplings that we tended now have saplings of their own.
Soon I’ll leave this cycle, into the world of soul;
There I’ll wait for you, my darling, and together we’ll go home.

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“The Seasons of Our Years Author: Dave Barron Air: Shanagolden Singer: Mick O'connor,” From Carlow Streams, accessed June 13, 2021, https://fromcarlowstreams.ie/items/show/208.