Rogue’s Gallery: The Art of the Siren, #15
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
Song: Kate McGarrigle: Lowlands Away (3:25 minutes)
from Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys, ANTI- 2006.
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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,
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.