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SCARECROW
(Lal & Mike Waterson)

As I walked out one summer's morn
Saw a scarecrow tied to a pole in a field of corn
His coat was black and his head was bare
When the wind shook him the crows took up into the air

"Ah, would you lay me down and love me
Ah, would you lay me down and love me if you could"

"But you're only a bag o' rags in an overall
That the wind sways and the crows fly away and the corn grows tall"

As I walked out on a winter's day
Saw an old man hanging from a pole in a field of clay
His coat was gone and his head hung low
Till the wind flung it up to look, wrung his neck and let it go

"How could you lay me down and love me
How could you lay me down and love me now"

"For you're only a bag of bones in an overall
That the wind blows and the kids throw stones at the thing on the pole"

As I walked out one fine spring day
Saw twelve jolly guards sticked out in the blue and the gold so gay
Onto a stake they tied a child new-born
Then the bells were rung and the songs were sung and they sold their corn

"Now you can lay me down and love me
Now you can lay me down and love me if you will"

"But you're only a bag o' rags in an overall
But the wind blew and the sun shone to and the corn grew tall

As I walked out one summer's morn
Saw a scarecrow tied to a pole in a field of corn

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Copyright Leading Note Music)
recorded by June Tabor on "Abyssinians" (1983)
@death @plant
filename[ SCARECRW
MJ

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