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ADD: Harp Song of the Dane Women (R Kipling)

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Julia 02 Feb 01 - 07:05 PM
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Subject: Harp song of the Dane women
From: Julia
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 07:05 PM

Anyone have these lyrics or know anything about this song? Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARP SONG OF THE DANE WOMEN (R Kipling)
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 07:30 PM

It's a poem by Rudyard Kipling, see below:

HARP SONG OF THE DANE WOMEN

WHAT is a woman that you forsake her,
And the hearth-fire and the home-acre.
To go with the old grey Widow-maker?
She has no house to lay a guest in
But one chill bed for all to rest in,
That the pale suns and the stray bergs nest in.

She has no strong white arms to fold you,
But the ten-times-fingering weed to hold you
Out on the rocks where the tide has rolled you.

Yet, when the signs of summer thicken,
And the ice breaks, and the birch-buds quicken,
Yearly you turn from our side, and sicken- -

Sicken again for the shouts and the slaughters.
You steal away to the lapping waters,
And look at your ship in her winter-quarters.

You forget our mirth, and talk at the tables,
The kine in the shed and the horse in the stables
To pitch her sides and go over her cables.

Then you drive out where the storm-clouds swallow,
And the sound of your oar-blades, falling hollow,
Is all we have left through the months to follow.

Ah, what is Woman that you forsake her,
And the hearth-fire and the home-acre,
To go with the old grey Widow-maker?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harp song of the Dane women
From: wildlone
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 01:46 PM

Here is a great site for Kipling's poetry "click" .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harp song of the Dane women
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 02:49 PM

It is on Gordon Bok's SCHOONERS CD.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harp song of the Dane women
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 06:56 AM

Wow, that was my favourite poem when I was like 15... Haven't read that one in a long time. :)

---Lepus Rex


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