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Legend, The Norwegian Version Silkie of Sule Skerrie Legend, Norwegian Version SILKIE OF SULE SKERRIE


An earthly nurse sits and sings,

And aye she sings by lily wean -

"Little ken I my bairn's father,

Far less the land where he dwells in."



For he's come one night to her bed's foot

And a grumly guest I'm sure was he,

Saying, "Here am I, thy bairn's father,

Although I be not comely.



        "I am a man upon the land,

         I am a silkie on the sea,

         And when I'm far and far from land,

         My home it is in sule skerrie."



And he has ta'en a purse of gold,

And he had placed it upon her knee,

Saying, "Give to me my little young son

And take thee up thy nurse's fee.

silkie


          "And I will come one summer's day

           When the sun shine's bright on every stane,

           I'll come and fetch my little young son,

           And teach him how to swim the faem.



          "And ye shall marry a gunner bold,

           And a right fine gunner I'm sure he'll be,

           And the very first shot that ever he shoots

           Will kill both my young son and me."



An earthly nurse sits and sings,

And aye she sings by lily wean -

"Little ken I my bairn's father,

Far less the land where he dwells in."
Anon


silkie


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