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The Ballad of Old Black Shuck

byUnderYourSpell©

Along the wild North Norfolk coast
where gulls scream to the sky,
the legend lurks of Old Black Shuck
malevolent of eye.

The tale is told he has been seen
and shakes grown men to the core,
seeking his drowned master
upon the shingled shore.

A ghostly dog the sight of whom
brings doom to one and all,
a legend that keeps men abed
far from the old sea wall.

If you hear the rigging creaking
on the darkest moonless night,
draw the curtains round more closely
and never show a light.

Just a ruse to keep out prying eyes
where the contraband has been?
Perhaps, but just remember
Old Shuck has still been seen.

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