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Long ago, when snared like thee By the Shee,f my harp and I
O'er them wove the slumber spell, Warbling well its lullaby.
Till with dreamy smiles they sank, Rank on rank, before the strain ;
Then I rose from out the rath
And found my path to earth again.
4-Little sister, to my woe
Hid below among the Shee, List and learn my magic tune,
That it iuII soon may succour thee.
* Earthen fort, pronounced doon.
t Fairies.
Note.More of Munster was carried off by the fairies in her youth; but escaped from them and became the wife of Cathal, king of Cashel. Afterwards her sister was similarly abducted but was rescued by More, who recognized her by her singing.
H. 4868.
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