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Harp Song of the Dane Women

牋牋牋牋牋?Poem by Rudyard Kipling; Music ?1985 Gordon Bok

 

牋牋牋牋牋?Art and Marsha Krause of Spruce Head, Maine, brought this to my attention; it sounds like an old story to me.?I made the tune for Ann Muir and her harp.

Gordon: vocal and 12-string

 

牋牋牋牋牋?What is a woman that you forsake her

牋牋牋牋牋?And the hearthfire, and the home-acre

牋牋牋牋牋?To go with the old, grey widow-maker?

 

牋牋牋牋牋?She has no strong white arms to fold you

牋牋牋牋牋?But the ten-times-fingering weed to hold you

牋牋牋牋牋?Down in the dark where the tide has rolled you.

 

牋牋牋牋牋?She has no house to lay a guest in

牋牋牋牋牋?But one chill bed for all to rest in

牋牋牋牋牋?That the pale suns and the stray 'bergs rest in.

 

牋牋牋牋牋?Yet when the signs of summer quicken

牋牋牋牋牋?And the ice breaks, and the birch-buds thicken,

牋牋牋牋牋?Yearly you turn from our side, and sicken.

牋牋牋牋牋?

牋牋牋牋牋?Sicken again for the shouts and the slaughters

牋牋牋牋牋?You steal away to the lapping waters

牋牋牋牋牋?And look to your ship in her winter quarters.

 

牋牋牋牋牋?You forget our mirth, our talk at the tables,

牋牋牋牋牋?The kine in the shed and the horse in the stables,?[cows]

牋牋牋牋牋?To pitch her sides and go over the cables.

 

牋牋牋牋牋?Then you ride out where the storm clouds swallow,

牋牋牋牋牋?The sound of your oar-blades, falling hollow,

牋牋牋牋牋?Is all we have left for the months to follow.

 

牋牋牋牋牋?Ah, what is woman, that you forsake her

牋牋牋牋牋?And the hearthfire, and the home-acre

牋牋牋牋牋?To go with the old, grey widow-maker?

 

 

 

Harp Song of the Dane Women is recorded on Schooners and is also in the songbook One to Sing, One to Haul

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