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Listen Not to the Song of the Merrow

Girl dressed as a Merrew in Shop Street in Galway: according to tradition they can herald a forthcoming death like a Banshee (normally a river or lake dwelling variety), or lure men to their deaths like the Siren of European mythology, and there are tales of mortals marrying merrew as well!
Girl dressed as a Merrew in Shop Street in Galway: according to tradition they can herald a forthcoming death like a Banshee (normally a river or lake dwelling variety) detailed in my verse “Lady of Lough Gowna“, or lure men to their deaths like the Siren of European mythology – as told in the verse “Catch of the Merrow“, and there are tales of mortals marrying merrew as well!

Men of Erin, and all men, who in Erin you may be
Listen not to the Merrow song that sounds with such beauty
Swim not in the waters as she and her spell song does entice
The wiliest of wiley ladies whose wiles are tantamount to vice

For weak of mind as well of flesh as most mortal men are
Know not the meaning of the song that echoes beautiful from far
It may be a warning of a drowning to come, a heralder of death
Hearing it, it is not you, but you dont know that yet
Or it may be to entice you to to water to be taken
To lose your life to win her love, to never more awaken…

Reference:

The Merrow – Wikipedia

The Merrows – Irelands Eye

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