The Happy Selkie

Hang up your brown sealskin jacket by the door
And there it will wait till you have need of it once more
I will never hide it or force you to stay
Instead I will offer you my love every day
Instead I will offer every day

Amid the pounding surf I espied you that day
With your older sisters you frolicked and played
Then I found your jacket that you’d cast aside
Your beauty convinced me to sit and abide
Your beauty did make me abide

When you three were done you walked so gracefully
Over the ocean and over to me
Sitting on the sand I looked up to your eyes
And knew I would have you as my only prize
I knew I’d need you as my prize

Then you gave your hand, oh, you reached out to me
And arm in happy arm we walked away from the sea
Laughing we spoke in the fading sunlight
And then we embraced in the warmth of the night
Held so close in the night…

Ten years gone by like dreams in my mind
My love for you has never wavered, Selkie fine
Three sons you’ve borne and two daughters as well
And of our secret they never will tell
Our secret they will not tell

Now I am an old man awaiting the end
It will be your of beauty my last breath will spend
So take your sealskin jacket that’s hung by the door
And go back to dancing the ocean once more
Dance to the green sea once more

My last moments come and I am now prepared
A good life together, my love, well have we fared
And here at the end, I open my eyes to see
That you’ve brought a brown sealskin jacket for me
And we’ll be together in the sea

Hang up your brown sealskin jacket by the door
And there it will wait till you have need of it once more
I will never hide it force you to stay
Instead I will offer you my love every day
Instead I will offer every day

Instead I will offer you my love every day
Instead I will offer every day…

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