Enchanted Isle, The
DESCRIPTION: The singers recalls traveling to Rathlin, where he hears the tale of the Enchanted Isle, which rises from the seas when a mermaid sings. Home to a beautiful city, many have tried to make it stay above the waves, but it always escapes
AUTHOR: Luke Aylmer Conolly ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: magic sea
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H550, pp. 176-177, "" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Sam Henry lists several other instances of folklore of islands rising from the waves. Variations on the theme are common, and go back to antiquity; this seems to be one of the few cases of moving lands with no hostile intent (other than aggravating the spectators, anyway). - RBW
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