The Six Swans Folk-Rock

Released August 6, 2014

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Sound Recording

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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Composition, arrangement, acoustic / electric guitars, bass, mandolin, mix.
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Enrico Nichelatti ("EnricoNic")
Anguillara Sabazia Roma Italy
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Violin
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Joel Sattler ("joel_sattlersongs")
Chevy Chase Maryland USA
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Lyrics and adaptation
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Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")
Scotland United Kingdom
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Drums/percussion.
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Peter Zero ("Mr_Sinister")
Scotland United Kingdom
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Lead guitar fills
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Denise F ("LadyD")
Newcastle United Kingdom
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Vocals and lyric ammendments
Artist's Notes

An adaptation of the fairy tale by Brothers Grimm as part of an ongoing series

Lyrics

THE SIX SWANS song lyrics (revised version by Joel Sattler) based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm

six brothers and their sister fair

lived by the river wide

the widowed king, their father was

and then he took a bride

but she was full of jealousy

black magic she did spawn

and placed a curse upon the boys

that turned them into swans

their sister she was told the spell

could only lose its power

if she would weave each one a shirt

made of the starwort flower

 

six brothers and their sister fair

who knows where they have gone

some people dream of princesses

and memories of swans

 

and also she must take a vow

of silence for six years

and if she could accomplish this

her loved ones would appear

one day the King of Mountains came

and asked for leave to wed

the gentle lovely silent girl

whose eyes no tears had shed

he took her to the Land of Skye

among the hills so wild

and there she bore him children three

in silence deep and wide

 

six brothers and their sister fair

who knows where they have gone

some people dream of princesses

and memories of swans

 

the wicked queen accused her

of crimes foul and depraved

against these she could not defend

if her brothers would be saved

the day came when the fire

was set to burn her at the stake

the flowered shirts were almost done

but yet her spirit did not break

and as they tied her to the pyre

six swans flew overhead

she threw the shirts into the air

in triumph after dread

 

six brothers and their sister fair

who knows where they have gone

some people dream of princesses

and memories of swans

 

dark sorcery it was laid bare

her voice the story told

on queenly wrist shackles appeared

not bracelets of gold

 

six brothers and their sister fair

who knows where they have gone

some people dream of princesses

and memories of swans