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Joan Baez The Greenwood Side Lyrics

Last updated: 02/09/2014 05:39:39 AM

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

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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