Archie Fisher – The Witch of the Westmorland

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Scottish singer/songwriter Archie Fisher performing ‘The Witch of the Westmorland.’

It’s the story of a knight mortally wounded in battle who rides all night to seek the help of a witch to save his life. The following passage –describing the knight’s ride– just passed by on the hi-fi and I thought I’d share:

“So turn, turn your stallion’s head ’til his red mane flies in the wind
And the rider of the moon goes by and the bright star falls behind.”
And clear was the paley moon when his shadow passed him by
Below the hills were the brightest stars when he heard the owlet cry.”

Read the rest of the story, or follow along with the song, here:

http://andykeller.com/songs/Magic/witchofthewestmoreland.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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