Kebbuckston wedding/Oh, Haste and Leave this Lonely Isle
OH, HASTE AND LEAVE THIS LONELY ISLE.
Oh, haste and leave this lonely isle,
Unholy bark, ere morning smile,
For on thy deck, though dirk it be,
A female form I see.
And I have sworn this lonely sod
Shall ne’er by woman’s foot be trod.’
'Oh, father send not hence my bark,
Thro' wintry winds and billows dark;
I come with humble heart to share
Thy morn and evening prayer;
Nor mine the feet, Oh. holy saint,
The brightness of thy god to taint,'
The lady’s prayer, Senanus spurned,
The winds blew fresh, the bark returned;
But legends hint, had the maid
’Till light delay’d,
And given the saint one rosy smile,
She ne’er had left this lonely isle.
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