The Seventh String

Transcendental folk band The Seventh String is a collaboration of multi-instrumentalists blending Celtic, classical and rock twists into traditional American songwriting.

Sneak preview of "Witches' Reel," the first single from our debut album "Off To Starboard," coming fall 2017

 

In 1591 Scotland, three women and the Earl of Bothwell were arrested for singing a song. Authorities accused them of stirring up a storm, endangering the life of the king at sea.

The Earl escaped. The women didn't survive.

We honor them, and carry their song forward.

Witches' Reel

Traditional Scottish

 

Cummer go ye before, cummer go ye

If ye willna go before, cummer let me

Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins, a linkin' lithley widdershins

Cummer Carlin Crone and Queyn, roun gae we

 

Cummer go ye before, cummer go ye

If ye willna go before, cummer let me

Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins, a loupin' lightly widdershins

Kilted coats and fleein' hair, a three times three

 

Cummer go ye before, cummer go ye

If ye willna go before, cummer let me

Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins, a whirlin' skirlin' widdershins

De'il take the hindmost, wha'er she be