Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics:
Song of the Seals

Home Main Menu Folk Song Lyrics A B1 B2 B3 B4 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 E F G H I J K L1 L2 M N O P Q R S1 S2 S3 S4 T U V W1 W2 XYZ Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Song of the Seals

Song of the Seals

A sea maid sings on yonder reef
The spell bound seals draw near
A lilt that lures beyond belief
Mortals enchanted hear

  Coir an oir an oir an oir o
  Coir an oir an oir an eer o
  Coir an oir an oir an ee lalyuran
  Coir an oir an oir an eer o

The wandering ploughman halts his plough
The maid her milking stays
And sheep on hillside, bird on bough
Pause and listen in amaze

Was it a dream? Were all asleep?
Or did she cease her lay?
For the seals with a splash dive into the deep
And the world goes on again
Yet lingers the refrain

sung by Jean Redpath
Download the song in PDF format for printout etc. Download the song in RTF format for editing etc.