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Damh the Bard - The Hangman

  • Artist: Damh the Bard
  • Album: Y Mabinogi: The Third Branch (2020)
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The Hangman

"That morning he snatched the glove from above the fireplace and walked the path to Gorsedd Arberth. Along the way he cut two twigs from a blackthorn tree which he fashioned into small poles, a hook on each end, then he cut another to form the gibbet. He appreciated his handiwork as he climbed up to the top of the hill. Once there he pushed the first two twigs into the earth, balanced the third on the two hooks, then got out a small piece of twine, fashioned a noose, and tied it to the crosspiece of the tiny gibbet…"
 
Empty lands and barren fields
For seven years is all I have known
I have known
Who is this approaching me
On Arberth's hill I see I'm not alone
Not alone
 
The Poet shakes his head and his decree
"This act it is beneath you,.can't you see?"
Offers me a pound to set it free
To set it free
 
But it's a thief, and it will be a thief no more
I will hang it in accordance with the law
With its little legs a-dangling it will sway
I swear that it won't see another day
Now be on your way
 
A tiny twig, a length of twine
And this evil thief will soon atone
Soon atone
Who is this approaching me
On Arberth's hill I see I'm not alone
Not alone
 
A Priest shakes his head and his decree
"This act it is beneath you, can't you see?"
Offers me three pounds to set it free
To set it free
 
But it's a thief, and it will be a thief no more
I will hang it in accordance with the law
With its little legs a-dangling it will sway
I swear that it won't see another day
Now be on your way
 
The little noose around its neck
And soon this thief will be as cold as stone
Cold as stone
Who is this approaching me
On Arberth's hill I see I'm not alone
Not alone
 
A Druid shakes his head and his decree
"This act it is beneath you, can't you see?"
Offers seven pounds to set it free
Offers all the horses I can see
And all the bags they're carrying to me
To set it free
 
But it's a thief, and it will be a thief no more
I will hang it in accordance with the law
With its little legs a-dangling it will sway
The Druid asks how much he needs to pay
I say you have an unhealthy love of mice
The Druid says to me, "Just name your price
Name your price"
 
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Submitted by BurgholdBurghold on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 23:38

 

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