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This song is originally done with a pack of gypsies seducing away a woman of noble birth. I realized while playing around with my tin whistle that it'd do just as well in a faerie-heavy setting.

The raggle-taggle faerie

There were three young fae coming down the road, up to the hall of my lady-o
One sang high and the other sang low, and the other sang of bonny bon arcadi-o

Then she pulled off her silk-lined gown, and put on a hose of leather-o
The rags she left by my front door, she left to dance with the faerie-o

It was late last night when my lord came home, enquiring for his lady-o
The servants said on every hand, "She is gone to play with the faerie-o"

"O saddle for me my milk-white steed and fetch me now my rifle-o
That I may go and seek my bride who is gone out to play with the faerie-o"

O he rode high and he rode low, he rode through marsh and forest-o
Until he came to a wide stone ring, and there he spied his lady-o.

"O what made you leave your house and land, what made you leave your money-o
What made you leave your new-wedded lord to be off to play with the faerie-o?"

"What care have I for my house and land, and what care I for money-o?
What care I for my new-wedded lord - when I can play with the faerie-o?"

"Last night you slept on a goose-feathered bed, with the sheets turned down so bravely-o,
Tonight you'll sleep in a cold open field, along with the raggle-taggle-faerie-o."

"What care I for a goosefeathered bed, with all the sheets turned down bravely-o,
I rather sleep in a cold open field along with my raggle-taggle-faerie-o."

Some approximation of the tune may possibly be extracted from this mp3 of me playing the tune on a tinwhistle through a lousy headset mic.


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