Building Skadar

Once there were three brothers born,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
They worked from in the early morn,
At the castle on the hill,

Each day they laboured at the wall,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
Each night a nymph destroyed it all,
At the castle on the hill,

If you wish the wall to stand,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
A sacrifice made by your own hand,
At the castle on the hill,

For each of you has wife so fine,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
One you must in the stone entwine,
At the castle on the hill,

The next day at your dinner time,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
First wife that comes will then be mine,
At the castle on the hill,

Two brothers did their lovers warn,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
But the youngest did this cheating scorn,
At the castle on the hill,

They grabbed her as she brought the meal,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
And within the wall they did her conceal,
At the castle on the hill,

She cried let my breast through the wall,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
That I may feed my babe so small,
At the castle on the hill,

They say she feed him for a year,
Lay the stone upon the stone,
And the castle still weeps milky tears,
At the castle on the hill.

About Daniel Kelly

Daniel Kelly is a singer/songwriter from Yass in Australia.
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