Song of the Seals

Posted by Censor Librorum on Jan 17, 2008 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

Shortly before we left for on vacation we received a notice from NFWFW that the renowned Scottish singer, Jean Redpath, would be performing at Poquatuck Hall in Orient later this month.

I really hope she sings, “Songs of the Seals.” Not only does it fit so well with our area, it will really set the mood for my upcoming trip to Ireland.

A sea maid sings on yonder reef
The spell bound seals draw near
A lilt that lures beyond belief
Mortals enchanted hear

Coir an oir an oir an oir o
Coir an oir an oir an eer o
Coir an oir an oir an ee lalyuran
Coir an oir an oir an eer o

The wandering ploughman halts his plough
The maid her milking stays
And sheep on hillside, bird on bough
Pause and listen in amaze

Was it a dream? Were all asleep?
Or did she cease her lay?
For the seals with a splash dive into the deep
And the world goes on again
Yet lingers the refrain

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