Oh there was a maid, lived by the shore, and to her child did sing:
Now it happened on a moonlit night when she lay fast asleep.
Saying: "Awake, awake, oh pretty maid, awake and you will see,
"I am a man upon dry land and a silkie in the sea
"I'll give to you this gay gold ring, for I would marry thee."
Then he's brought out a purse of gold, saying: "Take thy nurse's fee.
"And you shall wed the gunner good, a fine young man he'll be.
Now she has wed the gunner good all early in the spring.
And when she saw the Silkie's ring this lady wept full sore:
Music and adapted lyrics ©1994 by Tom Rhoads.
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