The Galloway Mermaid

The Galloway Mermaid

There are many tales about the Mermaids that once dwelt
in the sea of Galloway. They were mostly friendly creatures,
and some were skilled in the art of healing.

A poem about the Mermaid of Galloway can be found the book
‘Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend' Donald Mackenzie
Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song, R. H. Cromek

It is a very long poem, so here are just a few verses:
"There's a maid has sat o' the green merse side
Thae ten lang years and mair;
An' every first night o' the new moon
She kames her yellow hair.

An' ay while she sheds the yellow burning gowd,
Fu' sweet she sings an' hie,
Till the fairest bird that wooes the green wood,
Is charm'd wi' her melodie.

But wha e'er listens to that sweet sang,
Or gangs the fair dame te;
Ne'er hears the sang o' the lark again,
Nor waukens an earthlie ee."

Original 190mmx 240mm
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The Galloway Mermaid

The Galloway Mermaid
There are many tales about the Mermaids that once dwelt
in the sea of Galloway. They were mostly friendly creatures,
and some were skilled in the art of healing.

A poem about the Mermaid of Galloway can be found the book
‘Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend' Donald Mackenzie
Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song, R. H. Cromek

It is a very long poem, so here are just a few verses:
"There's a maid has sat o' the green merse side
Thae ten lang years and mair;
An' every first night o' the new moon
She kames her yellow hair.

An' ay while she sheds the yellow burning gowd,
Fu' sweet she sings an' hie,
Till the fairest bird that wooes the green wood,
Is charm'd wi' her melodie.

But wha e'er listens to that sweet sang,
Or gangs the fair dame te;
Ne'er hears the sang o' the lark again,
Nor waukens an earthlie ee."

Original 190mmx 240mm
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Photographer: