Faerie Queen

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FAERIE QUEEN
Verses: Philip Obermarck
Chorus and Music: Heather Alexander

One wintery night, a wondrous sight
I met while riding back
Returning from a ceiligh
With me fiddle in me pack
My horse, it stopped quite suddenly
Its ears began to twitch
He bucked and threw me, pack and all
Into a nearby ditch

I tried to rise, but then my eyes
Alighted on a scene
Of faerie creatures dancing by
Cavorting round thier queen
She'd been out hunting, it was plain
Delighted by her prize
And though he was enthralled to her
I knew his gentle eyes

I stood again a shouted
When they drew abreast of me
"I challenge you, for you have caught
My husband soon to be!"
They stopped and she gazed down at me
The queen astride her steed
"I see you have the courage, dear,
But skill is what you need!"

BE IT CARVED FROM OUT THE FINEST WOOD
OR STRUNG WITH SILVER STRING
ONLY MORTAL TRUST OR FAERIE DUST
CAN MAKE A FIDDLE SING!

"We each shall play and I will say
Which fiddle is played best.
And should you win, this mortal toy
I'll free without protest."
They handed her a violin
As black as she was fae
She placed her bow upon the strings
And then began to play-

My spirit low, I raised my bow
And knew not where to start
I looked within my lover's eyes
And then within my heart
My head was filled with mortal dreams
Of love beneath the moon
Of sun and rain and season's change
And so began my tune

I raised my head, my arms like lead
My heart ablaze once more
The faerie queen looked down at me,
Shaken to the core
"I've played for many centuries,
Yet by the stars above
You've taught me skill is not enough
It can't compare to love!"

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 1994

credits

from Wanderlust, released April 1, 1994
Vocal, Fiddle, Electric Fiddle, Bodhran: Heather Alexander
Bass: Rob Wullenjohn

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Heather Alexander Portland, Oregon

A changling from the Land of Fae, Heather brings stories and songs from a world where magic never dies and anything can happen if you only believe.

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