Frederick Sandys: Proud Maisie
Long ago in the land of the wolf and the raven
Deep down a valley, once a village
So dark and cold, way out of sunlight
Beyond an evil spell, eternal night.
When you walk through the mist
In the valley of darkness
And on to the village of ice
In the castle of snow
Far beyond what’s below
The devil’s kissing the lady in white.
Oh rise, sun rise
Mighty and bright
Shine over land
The shepherd and the lamb
Chase evil off this land.
White as snow, the only light of winter
Bright as the morning sun and it’s glory
She calls me to her when it’s colder
Lays a whisper on my shoulder.
Oh, so cold in the land of the wolf and the raven
Deep in the valley once a flower
Half man, half wolf, she’s in the tower
The village ruled by evil powers.