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Rogue’s Gallery: The Art of the Siren, #15

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Priorities first: Nobody even attempted to win the December Contest. The setting of the task — including the prizes — will be maintained until the lyrics for David Thomas’ Dan Dan are found. Yes, folks, this means that you can tell us the lyrics and win a prize. We are German and depend on you. Edit: Molten Hulton Clint posted the lyrics — one day late and someplace else. Regardless of the date, since I prolonged the contest ad infinitum, Mr. Clint is winner. Congratulations and feel free to pick up your prize. /Edit

Next song.

Song: Kate McGarrigle: Lowlands Away (3:25 minutes)
from Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys, ANTI- 2006.
Buy CD in Germany and elsewhere.
Image: Siren Rock via Cities Beneath the Sea.


1. I dreamed a dream the other night,
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John.
I dreamed a dream the other night,
Lowlands away.

2. I dreamed I saw my own true love.

3. I dreamed my love was drowned and dead.

Explanatory liner notes by ANTI-:

Originally a pumping chantey, later used for capstan and windlass, this ghost story is based on a Scottish theme. The dead lover, lost at sea appears to meet for one last time with his true love, and tell her of his fate.

Written by Wolf

12. January 2009 at 12:49 am

Posted in Siren Sounds

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