Kate Rusby I Am Stretched on Your Grave Lyrics


I am stretched on your grave And I'll lie here forever If you hands were in mine I'd be sure they would not sever My apple tree, my brightness, It's time we were together For I smell by the Earth And I'm worn by the weather. When my family think That I'm safely in my bed Oh, from morn until night I am stretched out at your head Calling out unto the earth With tears hot and wild For the loss of a girl That I loved as a child. Do you remember the night Oh, the night when we were lost In the shade of the blackthorn And the touch of the frost? Oh, and thanks be to Jesus We did all that was right And your maidenhead still Is your pillar of light. Oh, the priests and the friars They approach me in dread Oh, for I love you still Oh, my life, and you're dead I still will be your shelter Through rain and through storm And with you in your cold grave I cannot sleep warm I am stretched on your grave And I'll lie here forever If you hands were in mine I'd be sure they would not sever My apple tree, my brightness, It
's time we were together For I smell by the Earth And I'm worn by the weather. (Thanks to Lyn for these lyrics)

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