Bert Jansch Rosemary Lane Lyrics

Rosemary Lane Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tell Me, What Is True Love?
  • 2 Rosemary Lane
  • 3 M'Lady Nancy
  • 4 A Dream, a Dream, a Dream
  • 5 Alman
  • 6 Wayward Child
  • 7 Nobody's Bar
  • 8 Reynardine
  • 9 Silly Woman
  • 10 Peregrinations
  • 11 Sylvie
  • 12 Sarabanda
  • 13 Bird Song
  • When I was in service in Rosemary Lane
    I won the goodwill of my master and did I
    Till a sailor came there one night to lay
    And that was the beginning of my misery

    He called for a candle to light him to bed
    And likewise a silk handkerchief to tie up his head
    To tie up his head as sailors will do
    And he said my pretty Polly will you come too

    Now this maid being young and foolish she thought it no harm
    For to lie into bed to keep herself warm
    And what was done there I will never disclose
    But I wish that short night had been seven long years

    Next morning this sailor so early arose
    And into my apron three guineas did throw
    Saying take this I will give and more I will do
    If you'll be my Polly wherever I go

    Now if it's a boy he will fight for the king
    And if it's a girl she will wear a gold ring
    She will wear a gold ring and a dress all aflame
    And remember my service in Rosemary Lane

    When I was in service in Rosemary Lane
    I won the goodwill of my master and did I
    Till a sailor came there one night to lay
    And that was the beginning of my misery



    Written by: Herbert Jansch
    Lyrics © THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.

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