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The Grey Selchie Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2010 SSA

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SSA Choir and piano
with optional organ/synth pads

Level of Difficulty - Moderate

Uses/Season -
Festival, Concert
Duration -
5:00 mins

Pages Music -
10 pages - 16 page booklet
Format -
SSA/piano choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1997

Perusal Score PDF
SSA perusal only
 
 
Description/Remarks

PEL2010
The Grey Selchie is a haunting and very atmospheric arrangement of the traditional Scottish folksong which tells the tragic legend of the grey selchie (a man upon the land, a seal in the sea) and his beloved little son.
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For harried souls in troubled times, “Untraveled Worlds” CD offers a room with a panoramic view of images beckoning from beyond the scope of everyday experience.”



- Jennifer Kolmes, The American Organist magazine


 

  Sound Clip ◙♫ 
from Untraveled Worlds CD

Recording -
Untraveled Worlds CD
PEL1005CD - Track 7













PEL1005 CD

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CHORAL SCORES SSA - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ORDERING THE CORRECT FORMAT
PEL2010 SSA PDF
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Choral score SSA/piano PDF
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SSA Choral PDF
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Choral score SSA/piano
Minimum Order 40 scores.
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SSA Choral Printed
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Instrumental Part PDF
for optional organ
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Instrumental Parts
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Text
 

The Grey Selchie  

In Noraway there sits a maid.
Bye-loo my baby she begins.
Little know I my child’s father,
Or if land or sea he’s living in.

Then there arose at her bed feet
An grumley guest, I’m sure it was he,
Saying here am I, thy child’s father,
Although that I am not comely.

I am a man upon the land,
I am a selchie in the sea,
And when I am in my own country,
My dwelling is in Su Skerrie.

Then he hath taken a purse of gold
And he hath put it upon her knee,
Saying give to me my little wee son,
And take thee up thy nurses fee.

And it shall come to pass on a summer’s day,
When the sun shines hot on ev’ry stone,
That I shall take my little wee son
And I’ll teach him for to swim in the foam.

And you will marry a gunner good.
And a proud good gunner I’m sure he’ll be.
And he will go out on a May morning,
And kill both my wee son and me.

And lo! she did marry a gunner good.
And a proud good gunner I’m sure it was he,
And the very first shot that e’re he did shoot,
He killed the son and the grey selchie. 

Words: Traditional Scottish