Fairy Lullaby, The

DESCRIPTION: Irish Gaelic: Singer laments: it's a year since she was taken from her husband and brought to the fairy hill. She gives instructions for spells to release her; if she is not rescued in time, she will become queen of the fairies. She croons to her baby
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE:
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage homesickness abduction rescue death magic ritual lullaby supernatural husband
FOUND IN: Ireland
RECORDINGS:
Maire O'Sullivan, "The Fairy Lullaby" (on Lomax42, LomaxCD1742)
NOTES: In Lomax's interpretation, the woman has died shortly after marriage, and is in the last day of her year with the fairies, rocking a fairy child. If she is not rescued, she can never reassume mortal form - PJS
File: RcTFL

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