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The Werewolf

[Michael Hurley]

Barry Dransfield sang Michael Hurley's song The Werewolf in 1972 on his eponymous album Barry Dransfield. This recording was also included in 1997 on the Dransfield's Free Reed anthology Up to Now.

The Demon Barbers learnt The Werewolf from Barry Dransfield's album and recorded it in 2005 for their CD Waxed.

Lyrics

Barry Dransfield sings The Werewolf

The werewolf, the werewolf, he comes stepping along;
He doesn't even break the branches where he's been and gone.
You can hear his long holler from way across the moor
That's the sound of the werewolf when he's feeling poor.

He goes out in the evening when the bats are on the wing
And he's killed some young maiden before the birds do sing.
Oh the werewolf, the werewolf, please have sympathy
For the werewolf he is someone so much like you and me.

Once I saw him in the moonlight when the bats they were flying
All alone I saw the werewolf and the werewolf was crying.
Crying, “Nobody, nobody, nobody knows
How much I love the maiden as I tear off her clothes.”

Crying, “Nobody, nobody knows of my pain
When I see it is risen, that full moon again.
When I see that moon moving through the clouds in the sky
I get a crazy feeling, and I wonder why.”

The werewolf, the werewolf, he comes stepping along;
He don't even break the branches where he's been and gone.

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See also the Mudcat Café thread Lyr Add: The Werewolf (Michael Hurley).