The Seventh String

Transcendental Indie Folk

The acoustic folk collaboration of Katie Stellar (guitar, vocals, banjo, doumbek, washboard) and Laura Benson (fiddle, vocals, guitar, banjo).

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

 

In 1591 Scotland, three women and an earl were arrested for singing a song ~ accused by the authorities of stirring up a storm and endangering the life of the king at sea.

Today, this song haunts, enchants, and brings out our inner dancers.

(Okay, and maybe our inner revolutionary magic-makers...)

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