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wildlone Lyr Req: The Witches' Reel (Scots) (29) Lyr Add: THE WITCHES' REEL (from Ken Radford) 29 Apr 05


This was taken from Ken Radfords book
Fire Burn
Published in 1989 by guild publishing.
CN 9889.

" This is the song that the North Berwick witches sang as they danced"

The Witches Reel

Cummer go ye before, cummer go ye,
If ye willna go before, cummer let me,
Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins
Linkin lithely widdershins,
Cummer carlin crone and queen
Roun go we.

Cummer go ye before, cummer go ye,
If ye willna go before, cummer let me,
Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins
Loupen lithely widdershins,
Kilted coats and fleeing hair
Three times three.

Cummer go ye before, cummer go ye,
If ye willna go before, cummer let me,
Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins
Whirlin'Skirlin widdershins,
And de'il take the hindmost
Who'er she be.

dave


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