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Brendans Faire Isle

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Brendan's Faire Isle

Brendan's Faire Isle
(Jimmy Driftwood)

When I was a lad on the Emerald isle,
I heard many stories both lovely and wild
About the great dragons and monsters that be,
That swallow the ships as they sail on the sea.
     Tho I was an artist with canvas and paint,
     I sailed with St. Brendan and his jolly saints
     We told the good people goodbye for a while,
     We sailed to St. Brendans Faire Isle, Faire Isle,
     We sailed to St. Brenadns Faire Isle.

We'd been on the ocean for 94 days,
We came to a spot where the sea was ablaze
The demons from Hades were dancin' with glee,
A-burning the sailors alive on the sea
     Then Brendan he walked on the blistering waves,
     He threw all the demons right back to thier cave
     And all of the saints wore a heavenly smile,
     We sailed for...

One night while the brethren were lying asleep,
A great dragon came up from under the deep
He thundered and lightninged and made a great din,
He awakened St. Benadan and all of his men
     The dragon came on with his mouth opened wide,
     We threw in a cross and the great dragon died
     We skinned him and cooked him and feasted a while,
     We sailed...

At last we came unto that beautiful land,
We all went ashore and we walked on the sand
We took our long bows and we killed a zebu,
We roasted it up and had hot barbecue
     And after a while we were singing this sing,
     We noticed the island was moving along
     We ate and we drank and we rode in high style,
     We sailed for St...

Now Brendan he said this is much to my wish,
We ride on the back of the worlds biggest fish
Hold fast to the rope that is pulling the ship,
We'll need it someday if this fish takes a dip
     We sailed every ocean, we sailed every sea,
     We sailed every spot that a sailor can be
     In 44 days we sailed 10 million miles,
     We sailed to ....

RG
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