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Thread #154950 Message #3639854
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
07-Jul-14 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Is this a folk song?
Subject: Origins: Is this a folk song?
Hey guys, I was watching this documentary about the Jersey Devil from the 1970s:
At 10:30 a song starts playing, I was wondering if this was based on a real folk song or simply written for the documentary. I know there are some Jersey Devil folk songs, but I'm curious as to whether this is one of them. It comes in again at 18:38. Upon a google search and all I could find was this:
I'm not sure if George Taweel wrote the song or if he just arranged the music.
These are the lyrics I've been able to copy down from the video:
men call me a demon
I roam this land
I pray all the people will understand
I mean no harm,
my people to bring
I come for to ----- them from all ----*Not sure what these lyrics are!
At night when the sounds of storm are near and the wind blows unending I do appear
the child of the one man called prince of night
in the mist of the pines, I take to flight
The 13th of children has been my fate
Now some do regard me with fear and hate
Fiendish or friendly are things I be
Tis all in the eyes of those who see
Men call me a demon I roam this land, I pray all the people will understand
I mean no harm my people to bring, for those will hear these words I sing