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Alan B Lyr Req: Lucy Wan (from Martin Carthy) (21) Lyr Add: LUCY WAN (from Martin Carthy) 12 Jun 99


Fair Lucy she sat at her fathers door
Weeping & making moan
Along comes her brother dear
What ails thee Lucy Wan

Oh I ail and I ail dear brother she cried
And I'll tell you the reason why
For there is a child between my two sides
thats of you, dear brother, and I

And he has drawn out his good broad sword
That hans low down by his knee
And he has cutted of poor Lucy Wan's head
And her fair body in three

And outen then come her thick hearts blood
And outen then come the thin
And he is away to his mother's house
What ails thee Geordie Wan?

What is that blood on the point of your sword
My son come tell to me
Oh that is the blood of my greyhound,
he would not run with me

But your greyhound's blood it was ne'er so red
My son come tell to me
Oh that is the blood of my grey mare,
he would not ride with me

But your grey mare's blood it was ne'er so clear
My son come tell to me
Oh that not the blood of my grey mare
but tis the blood of my sister, Lucy

What will you do when you father comes to know
My son come tell to me
Oh I will set sail in a bottomless boat
An I shall sail the sea

And when will you come back again
My son come tell to me
When the sun and the moon dance on yonder hill
and that may never be


Enjoy

Alan B


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