"Loreley" as written by and Ritchie/night Blackmore....
Merrily we sailed along
Though the waves were plenty strong
Down the twisting river Rhine
Following a song
Legend's faded storyline
Tried to warn us all
Oh, they called her "Loreley"
Careful or you'll fall.

Oh, the stories we were told
Quite a vision to behold
Mysteries of the seas in her eyes of gold
Laying on the silver stone, such a lonely sight
Barnacles become a throne, my poor Loreley

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley

You would not believe your eyes, how a voice could hypnotize
Promises are only lies from Loreley
In a shade of mossy green, seashell in her hand
She was born the river queen, ne'er to grace the land

Oh, the song of Loreley
Charms the moon right from the sky
She will get inside your mind, loveley Loreley
When she cries "Be with me until the end of time"
You know you will ever be with your Loreley


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"Loreley" as written by Ritchie Blackmore Candice Night

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    General CommentI think this song may be the story of one of the Sirens from Greek Mythology.

    "Legend's faded storyline
    Tried to warn us all
    Oh, they called her "Loreley"
    Careful or you'll fall...

    Oh, the stories we were told
    Quite a vision to behold
    Mysteries of the seas in her eyes of gold...
    Laying on the silver stone, such a lonely sight
    Barnacles become a throne, my poor Loreley..."

    That might be the beginning of how Loreley turned into a Siren, because Sirens were, in some stories, mermaids.

    "Oh, the song of Loreley
    Charms the moon right from the sky...
    She will get inside your mind, loveley Loreley...
    When she cries "Be with me until the end of time"
    You know you will ever be with your Loreley... "

    I guess that one is the story of the Sirens. The Sirens lured sailors to them with their beautiful singing voices to the rocks underwater near the island they lived on. I guess in this version, the Siren says "Be with me until the end of time" and "You know you will ever be with your Loreley" might mean that she knows she is drawing you to her, and you will die on the rocks, therefore "ever being with your Loreley".
    Lizzielyon July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the myth of Loreley rock on the river Rheine.
    waxpoeticon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwax poetic is right...


    we studied it in school...
    Riceball14on July 06, 2006   Link

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