[From Manx Melodies, 1922]
" MOTHER," she said, " when you're not by,
There's lil wans talkin' to me,
They're showin' me pictures out in the sky,
Where the sun sets over the sea.
Will I lave a piece of my supper," she said,
" An' a dhrop of milk in the cup?
D'you think it's Fayries thass in? " she said.
-I'm thinkin' 'twas Wans from Up.
" Mother," she said, " when the nights is long
There's lil wans comin' to me.
They're bringin' a harp an' makin' a song,
An' houlin' a light to see.
I'll lave a bit of my supper," she said,
" An' a tase of milk in the cup;
I'm thinkin' it's Fayries thass in," she said,
-But I knew it was Wans from Up.
" Mother," she said, " my head is sore,
An' the lil wans is callin' me;
They say there's a boat waitin' down at the shore
To take me a sail on the sea.
Keep by a piece of my supper," she said,
" An' lave some milk in the cup;
I'll go with the Fayries a bit," she said.
-An' she went to the Wans from Up.