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Old Grizzly identify these songs? I'll sit down?& Lango Lee? (10) RE: identify these songs? 04 Nov 06


Hi Thomas Stern,

Very similar stanza appears in 'I am a Rover' as sung by the Watersons on their album #The Early Years' (Verse 4)

I Am a Rover

1   I am a rover, and that's well known:
    I am a-bound for to leave my home;
    Leaving ny friends and my dear to mourn;
    My bonny lass, till I return.


2. She drew a chair, and bade me sit down,
    And soon she'd told me her heart I'd won:
    She turned her head as I took my leave -
    Farewell my Lass, for me don't grieve.

cho:
    I am a rover, and that's well known:
    I am a-bound for to leave my home;
    Leaving my friends and my dear to mourn;
    My bonny lass, till I return.

3 Oh, am I bound or am I free?
    Oh, am I bound for to marry thee?
    A married life you soon shall see,
    A contented mind, no jealousy.

4 I sat me down for to write a song,
    I wrote it wide and I wrote it long,
    At every line I shed a tear,
    At every word, I cried "My dear!"

5 As I rode over yon dreary moor,
    Ere I lost sight of my true love's door,
    My legs were lame and my eyes were blind -
    I'd left my bonny lass behind.

From the Watersons; their source, Frank Kidson, Traditional Tunes.
JB


Hope this is of use to you

Dave


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