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Alan Day Lyr Req: Songs about Sea Witches (15) RE: Lyr Req: Songs about Sea Witches 02 Jun 15


The Sea Witch of Orkney was taken from am account in the Inverness Castle Museum where it refers to the story of Janet Forsyth who tried to save her lover by rowing out to him in a small boat, during a tempest.She saved the boat and the crew ,but was branded a witch (The Sea Witch of Orkney).On the evening before she was due to burn her lover and the members of the crew broke her out of prison.She was later reported to be seen working in a clothes shop in Manchester The main details of the story are in the song.
This is one of two versions ,another report said that she predicted that the ship and crew would be killed in a tempest.All the historical details are detailed in the Orkney History site under Sea Witch of Orkney.
I can send the PDF File of the music and words if you PM me your Email address.I am sorry I cannot work out how to attach the PDF file here.
Al


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