Song of the Seals, The

DESCRIPTION: "A sea maid sings on yonder reef, The spell-bound seals draw near." The song causes plowmen to cease plowing, milkmaids to cease milking; even animals listen. When she ceases, ordinary life begins again
AUTHOR: Words: Harold Boulton / Music: Granville Bantock
EARLIEST DATE: 1977
KEYWORDS: nonballad animal
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ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 27, #3 (1979), p, 26-27, "The Song of the Sealsr" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: This song had a very great fling of popularity a few years ago in pop folk circles. It is not, however, a folk song; it has never been found in tradition. I include it partly because it was so widely heard and partly because the poet, Harold Boullten, produced several other almost-folk songs, notable the Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye). RBW
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