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274             Music of the Waters.
the authoress, Lucy M. J. Garnett, from her collection of " Greek Folk-Songs " :'—
THE SIREN AND THE SEAMEN.
" A maid was singing as she sat, within a splendid window ; Her song was on the breezes borne, borne down unto the
ocean— As many ships as heard her lay, moored, and made fast
their anchors. A tartan from the Frankish land that was of love the
frigate, Furled not her sails by breezes filled, nor yet along was
sailing. Then to his men the captain called, astern where he was
standing: ' Ho, sailors ! furl the sails at once, and climb ye up the
rigging, That to this charmer we may list, list how she's sweetly
singing,— Hear what's the melody to which she her sweet song is
singing !' But so sweet was the melody, so passing sweet her
warbling, The skipper turned him once again, and to the shore it
drew him, And to the masts the mariners kept hanging in the
rigging."
GREEK SAILORS' SONG.







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