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Jethro Tull – Kelpie lyrics

There was a warm wind with the high tide on the south of the hill.
When a young girl went a-walking and I followed with a will.
"Good day to you, my fine young lady, with your lips so sweetly full.
May I help you comb your long hair, sweep it from that brow so cool? "
Up, ride with the kelpie.
I'll steal your soul to the deep.
If you don't ride with me while the devil's free
I'll ride with somebody else.

Well I'm a man when I'm feeling the urge to step ashore.
So I may charm you not alarm you. Tell you all fine things, and more.
Up, ride with the kelpie.
I'll steal your soul to the deep.
If you don't ride with me while the devil's free
I'll ride with somebody else.

Say goodbye to all your dear kin for they hate to see you go
In your young prime, to this place of mine in the still loch far below.
Up, ride with the kelpie.
I'll steal your soul to the deep.
If you don't ride with me while the devil's free
I'll ride with somebody else.

Up, ride with the kelpie.
I'll steal your soul to the deep.
If you don't ride with me while the devil's free
I'll ride with somebody else.



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    Maeve Hightower
    The Kelpie is a creature from Scottish myth, a shapeshifting faerie horse with sticky skin and a tendency to drown its riders. Sometimes it turned into a human and lured away the unsuspecting. It was recognizable because it was always wet, with seaweed-entwined hair or mane, and in horse form it was always pure white or black.
    This song appears to be from the point of view of a male kelpie in human form, luring away a woman.
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