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Hymn to Herne (Blessings, 2007)

from Witchy Ways: an October Mix​-​tape by S. J. Tucker

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Recorded for the Blessings album, "Hymn to Herne" is a song for the Wild God, the Hunter, the Divine Masculine in his half-dangerous form as Lord of the Forest, and features drumming by the late Winterhawk of Denver, Colorado.

From S. J.:
"I chose Hymn to Herne for Witchy Ways to honor the horny boys as well as the horny girls. I fall among the latter, and I appreciate the former. Many of us choose to wear our horns on the outside on the night of Halloween. Whether we intend this as a tribute or not, I'm pretty sure that it puts a smile on the face of the Hunter, the Green Man, and Pan."

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You can say your prayers, work your rites
burn your little candles day and night
you can shimmy 'til dawn to the pounding drums
but you best be ready when the Horned One comes, yeah

If you wake to the sound of a hunting horn,
dance a ring in the gathering storm.
If the Solstice time gets your panties in a wad,
it's just the coming of the Horned God

He will call you out, make you sweat,
give you a blessing that you'll never forget.
So revel in the chase and let your heartbeat run:
Blessed are the children of the Horned One!

Hunter who tracks outside of time,
guardian lord of ancient rhyme,
brother stag in the musky glen
and consort of the Goddess in her woodland den,
we call you forth as we make our way,
walking in your power every day.
Guide us true in our hunt this night
and maybe even later in the Great Rite!

He will call you out...

If you wake to the sound of a hunting horn
dance a ring in the gathering storm
revel in the chase and let your heartbeat run
but you'd best be ready, little one!
You'd best be ready when the Horned One comes!

He gonna call you out...


from Witchy Ways: an October Mix​-​tape, released October 1, 2013
from Blessings, 2007
Vocals and drums: S. J. Tucker
Guest djembe: Winterhawk
Guest harmonies: Omnisti and Valkyrie
Tracked and mixed by Winterhawk at Tekneek's Hidden Studios, Denver


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“Without our songs and stories, we are nothing.” S. J. Tucker has been captain of her own music career since 2004, when she left the workaday world behind to sing songs and change lives. Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth. With one hand anchored in her art and the other held out to us, she is songs and stories, community and wit. ... more


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