Little sister, whom the Fay Hides away within his doon, Deep below you tufted fern Oh, list and learn my magic tune. Long ago, when snared like thee By the Shee, my harp and I O'er them wove the slumber spell, Warbling well its lullaby. Till with dreamy smiles they sank, Rank on rank, before the strain; Then I rose from out the rath And found my path to earth again. Little sister, to my woe Hid below among the Shee, List and learn my magic tune, That it full soon May succour thee.
- by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846 - 1931) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "More of Cloyne", op. 76 no. 39, published 1901 [voice and piano], from Songs of Erin, no. 39, London, Boosey [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
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