The Twin Kingdoms

The Goblin on the Rock

a traditional song, author unknown

A favourite of drunk tavern folk across the kingdom. Often the performance becomes faster as the song progresses

On an foggy day I went
To the goblin on the rock
And the goblin on the rock said “Aye” (Aye!)
With a burden on my back
And a sack of gold to share
“I’ve a problem back at home
Could a goblin help me there?”
And the goblin on the rock said “Aye” (Aye!)

“It’s the missus” did I say
To the goblin on the rock
And the goblin on the rock said “Aye” (Aye!)
“Yes the missus has me skint
Has me broken to the bone
Has me drinkin’ with the dullards
And sleeping all alone!”
And the goblin on the rock said “Aye” (Aye!)

“Could you spook her” did I say
To the goblin on the rock
And the goblin on the rock said “Aye” (Aye!)
“If you spooked her outta town
To the forests in the easts
And she never wandered back
I could marry who I please!”
And the goblin on the rock said “Aye” (Aye!)

With a whooping did I leave
From the goblin on the rock
And the goblin on the rock said “*Aye” (*Aye!)
*(sung as if from far away)
But as I went back to town
Found my wife upon a place
With her body on the ground
And a fright upon her face
… And the Goblin on the rock said “Aye” (Aye!)

Well the guardsman came along
To the place I found my wife
“It’s the goblin on the rock!” said I (…Aye?)
“Yes the goblin on the rock
Must have caused my wife’s demise
For I swear I never touched her
Can’t you see it in my eyes?
It’s the goblin on the rock, not I!”

And the guardsman laughed! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Now a foggy night it is
In the jail in the town
And the goblin on the rock says “Aye” (Aye!)
Oh the goblin on the rock
Who has visited this night
And has turned me to a villain
And has killed my wife with fright
Can you see I’ve learned my lesson
Never dabble with the Fae
Now a gallows comes before me
On my last and final day!
… And the goblin on the rock says “Aye. Bye!”

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