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October 15, 2005



This is one of my favorite poems, in part because of a couple of settings to music. The group Village Harmony did a rendition (with just their male singers) that I found quite memorable and Paul Winter's Celtic Solstice album has another haunting rendition.

The poem works whether or not you know the legend on which it is based.

But I'm just an amateur. Asking the hive-mind Google, yields much fruit:


and references to another large handful of musical renditions.

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