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During a recent visit to Scotland it struck me that while many of the places we visited had had songs written about them, the list of such places does not (to my knowledge) include Loch Ness. Some time ago I tried to remedy that shortcoming, and ended up with a song (?) that probably isn't about Nessie at all, but at least it is about a monster in a (Scottish?) lake...
There's a lake between the mountains and it's dark and very deep In this lake of hidden fountains lies a monster fast asleep There is not a single island on the surface anywhere But (?) the people of the highland tell the stranger to beware In the days of old king Arthur many knights would heed its call But they did not venture farther for the monster ate them all! As the night mist was unfurlin' on that gloomy lake one day came the mighty wizard Merlin With the monster he would play
[Here's a number of unwritten verses detailing how Merlin fought the monster and discovered that it was immortal, so he could not slay it as he had planned. So...]
No, it isn't exactly Robert Burns, but what did you expect??