Name On My Soul

by Kilted Kings

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Become the Hero of an Epic adventure of powerful, lilting Celtic World music. Sing. Dance. Smile. Because we wear kilts, and You are royalty!

Kilted Kings are Marc Gunn on autoharp and vocals and Randy Wothke on percussion and background vocals.

We met 15 years ago at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Randy was playing drums with the bagpipes and drums quartet, The Rogues. I was playing autoharp and singing with the Celtic Renaissance duo, Brobdingnagian Bards. Fifteen years later...

In 2015, we launched Kilted Kings at the Paradox Pub at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Something amazing happens when musicians click together. You can see it on the smiles of people in the audience. You can hear it in their voices. You can feel it your own feet. That's what happened with us.

The first time we finished playing "Name On My Soul" at the end of our show, a fair maiden came up to the stage, with cash in hand, asking if the song was on a CD. It wasn't. Yet through the rest of the faire, pirates and fairies, lords and ladies, and even those in mundane clothing asked if we had a CD.

That's why we recorded a CD. Thank you for supporting our music!

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released February 2, 2017

Randy Wothke on percussion and bkg vocals
Marc Gunn on vocals and autoharp

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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Track Name: Slainte Mhaith
* Slainte mhaith. Slainte mhaith
Here's to your good health one and all
If you're soul feels rather thirsty
And you hear the craythur call
Then raise up your glass
Say, “Slainte mhaith”

Many times in my life
I forgot the kindness code
I reaped the sorry seeds that I sowed
But when I gave, instead of took
That's when my spirit growed
My charity turned into liquid gold

Your work week was a bare
You're feeling rather low
You head down to the pub to watch a show
There the singer makes you smile
And the beer it makes you glow
So give some money to the musician before you go
Track Name: Purple Flower
There's a wren on a rock wall
Thorny gorse grows all around
It is miles to the ocean
And to auld Galway town
My feet feel so weary The miles feel so weary
Without you by my side
So I'll pick this purple flower
For the day we reunite

Here's a flower, my darling
From the banks of Ross Lake
It will sit by my bedside
Til your form I embrace

I walk the Aran Islands
Honeysuckle is all in bloom
The rock roads seem harder
With my heart missing you
Though the beer is ever flowing
And the craic is quite grand
Though the music may be growing
It is lonely in this land.

The sun rises too slowly
Over Galway's brisk bay
Crashing waves seem to slow us
As we sail from the quay
I see you by the pierside
And my heart starts to soar
In my hand is your purple flower
Now you're mine once more
Track Name: Blue Sun
They terraformed the lands of many fine worlds
Then bloodied our hands with our boys and our girls
They offered us cans of food that curdled
And piled on chains by the ton.

* Blue Sun. Blue Sun.
Another corporation
With their hand on the gun
Blue Sun. Blue Sun.
Free yourself to run
From Blue Sun

You see their emblem emblazoned on crates
On walls, on wombs, even on your dates
You may fall victim to their seductive gaze
So raise up your hands to shun

Their manacles we'll cast off our tired wrists.
Their suits we'll pummel with our bloodied fists
Cut through the red tape and expunge the vile cyst
That cripples our will to run

So raise up your voice and shout to the firm
Let those who control know what it feels like to squirm
Their products we won't buy, but oh they shall burn
For this is their will undone
Track Name: Wild Mountain Thyme
Oh, the summer time is coming,
And the trees are sweetly blooming,
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.

Will you go, lassie, will you go?
And we'll all go together
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather,
Will you go, lassie, go?
I will build my love a bower
By yon clear and crystal fountain,
And all around the bower,
I'll pile flowers from the mountain.

I will roam the country o'er
Through that dark land so dreary;
And all the spoils I find,
I'll bring to my darling dearie.

If my true love, she won't have me,
I will surely find another
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather.

Oh, the summertime is coming
And thre trees are blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.
Track Name: Ride On
True you ride the finest horse I've ever seen
Standing sixteen, one or two, with eyes wild and green
You ride the horse so well, hands light to the touch
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

Ride on, see you, I could never go with you
No matter how I wanted to

When you ride into the night without a trace behind
Run your claw along my gut, one last time
I turn to face an empty space, where you used to lie
And look for a spark that lights the night
Through a teardrop in my eye
Track Name: The Prettiest Hobbit
I'll tell Belladonna
‘neath the Party Tree
Let's have fun
Come dance with me
If she won't dance
Then I'll ask Daisy
We'll skip til the sun
Comes up over the trees

* Jump up and down
Let your teeth gleam
Shout your love now 1-2-3
Sing a song down on one knee
She's the prettiest hobbit
You've ever seen
The prettiest hobbit
You've ever seen

The moon looks down
On our hungry cheer
Let's raid old Mungo's
Mushroom field
If we lose our way
‘Neath a cloudy night
We'll chase young coneys
Til the broad daylight

We'll laugh and we'll eat
Our honey cakes
As we roll in the grass
Down by the lake
The swan calls out
“Go home my friends”
To the Party Tree
We'll start again
Track Name: Flower of Scotland
O flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

The hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

Those days are passed now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

O flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again

The hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
O flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again
Track Name: Name On My Soul
I walked down a dusty old road.
I didn't know what I'd find or where I'd go
Tree limbs hung low, and they blocked my view
I saw you through the branches and I wish I knew... ye

You wrote your name on my soul
And I feel like I'm out of control
You wrote your name on my soul
That's how it is, I'll go with the flow

We looked at each other, in the shadows I'm sure I couldn't see
You stepped closer and your beautiful face lit up at me.
I took your hand in mine and we wandered off down the road
It feels so right. It's like I've always known

You wrote your name on my soul
We laughed as I twirled you about
You wrote your name on my soul
Then held your breath as I touched your mouth

[bridge]
On the wheels of time, we traveled the globe.
As we reeled through life our adventures overflowed
Our love only grew. Our love oh how it grew
How did you know that I would be so in love with you.

We walked through fields of green as high as our knees
In the valley of love, we sat beneath a tree
Our lips were red from cherries and a long kiss
We lay there for hours til the stars shone down on our tenderness

You wrote your name on my soul
I saw it in the constellations
You wrote your name on my soul
And my blood is pumping elation

[solo]

Your name on my soul, Your name on my soul
You wrote your name on my soul, Your name on my soul

You wrote your name on my soul
I don't know what you did to me
You wrote your name on my soul
But it's all that I was meant to be
You wrote your name on my soul
And I'm happier than I've ever been
You wrote your name on my soul
And our story will never end.