This is the second song to appear from the Furey’s 1981 album ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen‘. I wrote in my first post of their song Belfast Mill how I bought this album as a preadolescent on a whim based on the cover and was charmed by these traditional Irish folk songs. It was a good investment of the little money I had going. Today’s featured song I Will Love You Ev‘ry Time was the leading track from the album that made a great impression on me as most of the other tracks did. The title track of the album When You were Sweet Sixteen became a worldwide hit.
Every time I hear a sweet bird singing
I think of you and I my love, I think of
You and I
And when I hear the evening bells a ringing
I hang my head and cry my love, I hang my
Head and cry
I Will Love You Ev‘ry Time is an Irish musical treasure. The banjo feels like it’s being played on heart strings. The Fureys‘ music despite their fame when this record was released are now little known or remembered, but their music lives on in few circles like this one. Many seem to reminisce their lost ones when listening to this song and that’s understandable. So many memories can be conjured from it. This Irish band make spectacular use of traditional instruments and raw beauty of their voices.