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Gruagach! (Song)

Performed by: Unknown
Place/Gathering : Unknown
Date: Unknown
Original by/Sung to: Unknown (OOC: Heather Alexander)
Deep within the forest dark
Lies a beast with baleful bark
Feasting on a infant's soul
Cross its path and pay the toll

Aire! Gruagach! Aire! Gruagach!

Pass not through the village gate
Sun has set and day is late
If you walk alone at night
You meet black and grey and white

Crouched upon a rock or tree
It eats either you or me
It needs neither knife nor bowl
Drinks your blood out of your skull

Eyes to flame a fearful red
Claws to rend a body dead
Teeth to strip your white bones bare
They knit mittens from your hair

They will tan your hide for shoes
Boil your fat to grease their stews
Singing shanties to your groans
Playing pipes of hollowed bones

Run, hide, stay inside! Listen unto me!
Dark sport is the court of the Unseelie!

I have saved these words for last
Learn them well and hold them fast
Never venture from your bed
Else your very soul is dead!
Created by Orado Morhen (Tim Shaffer) at 10-27-10 03:41 AM
Last Modified by Orado Morhen (Tim Shaffer) at 10-27-10 08:33 PM