The Golden Apple

Elf Locks

Lyrics by Jake Wilson
Melody by Michael Crook

Born by the waves of the bright great and wide
Of the Sealy folk I am a son
A song of the forest my birthright denied
And my destiny soon led me on

For the cold grey waters I left my green home
To the tall ships my course took me near
A brief span of life all the crew mates I’ve known
At sea for a thousand years

Fate weaves like elf locks the wind sets my path
Through the doom-laden tangles

I follow my heart X4

Ribbons I tied in a young girl’s hair and
When I returned they had faded
Of the maiden I once knew so young and so fair
A churchyard corner tree shaded

Aaah

I have seen mannish kings build their empires of stone
And in time every kingdom has crumbled
When chance leaves a man it leaves him alone
And the boldest of kings was made humble

And in all of these years all I knew turned to dust
My goddess was always Fortuna
This sea-faring crew my heart bids that I trust,
So forever I sail

I am a freebooter X4

Fate weaves like elf locks the wind sets my path
Through the doom-laden tangles

I follow my heart X4
I am a freebooter X8
And I follow my heart