From the recording Songs from "The Scrolls of Nef"
from the novel, "The Scrolls of Nef" by Gary Glickman. Lyrics by Gary Glickman, sung & produced by Stephan David Hewitt.
Said a father to his daughter— She a siren of the sea:
“I am king beneath the water. You must marry royalty. Oh-ho! You must marry royalty.”
Said the siren to the sailor
Tho’ you be not prince, or king,
You may take me from my father
If you’ll only hear me sing! Oh-ho! If you’ll only hear me sing!
Said the sailor to the siren,
“Maiden, sing your song to me.
I am neither king nor rich man,
But my love shall set you free!
Oh-ho! But my love shall set you free!”
Listen to the wind and water
Singing on the lonely shore:
“Dream your dreams, but do not follow— Those who dare are seen no more! Oh-ho! Those who dare are heard from no more!”
Still, some say she found her sailor,
And they safely sailed away,
Far from wind, and rock, and slaughter,
To a safer, happier day. Oh-ho!
To a safer, happier day.