The Greenwood Side Lyrics - Joan Baez

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There was a fair maid lived in the north
O the rose and the lindsey O
She fell in love with her father's serf
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

He courted her for a year and a day
O the rose and the lindsey O
Till he, the young girl, did betray
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

She leaned her back up against the thorn
O the rose and the lindsey O
And there she had two little babes born
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

She took her pen knife clean and sharp
O the rose and the lindsey O
And pierced those two babes to the heart
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

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As she was walking her father's hall
O the rose and the lindsey O
She spied two boys a-playin' ball
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

She said, "O babes if thou were't mine
O the rose and the lindsey O
I'd dress you up in silk so fine"
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

"Ah, mother dear, when we were thine
O the rose and the lindsey O
You did not treat us then so fine"
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

She said, "Ah babes 'tis you can tell
O the rose and the lindsey O
What kind of death I'll have to die"
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

Seven years a fish in the flood
O the rose and the lindsey O
Seven years a bird in the wood
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

Seven years a tongue in the mourning bell
O the rose and the lindsey O
Seven years in the flames of hell
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

Welcome, welcome, fish in the flood
O the rose and the lindsey O
Welcome, welcome, bird in the wood
Down by the Greenwood sidey O

Welcome tongue in the mourning bell
O the rose and the lindsey O
God, save me from the flames in hell
Down by the Greenwood sidey O







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Beautiful song | Reviewer: Ernesto Encinas Casas | 4/5/12

Beautiful song. It is a strange combination of a tender melody with a terrible matter. This is only possible in the unasible world of art, music in this case. Joan Baez makes an excellent rendition of this old song. Her wonderful voice in its pristine quality to be guarded forever thanks to our modern technolgy.

Hermosillo, Mexico.



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