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Thread #38087   Message #4017547
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Nov-19 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Sweet Bride (Kate Rusby)
Subject: Lyr ADD: Sweet Bride (Kate Rusby)
Using the lyrics Sorcha posted and listening to the recording, let's see if I can clean up the lyrics a bit and add punctuation.

(Kate Rusby)

A lady was walking on a midsummer's day,
The birds they were whistling, so merrily and gay;
Along came a white steed in the finest array,
And it carried a young man, these words he did say:

"Come live by the great moon
That rules the strong tide,
Climb up on my horse, love,
And be my sweet bride."

"I bid you good morning," this young man did say,
"And where might you be going on such a nice day?"
"I'm walking to view, sir, the bonny blue sea,
For it's all I have left now that means much to me."


"If that's all you love now, come riding with me,
You'll live in my castle deep under the sea;
You'll sleep in my gold bed, my fine silken sheets,
And have gifts of great beauty from all that you meet."


She's up in the saddle, and away they did ride,
The horse skipped and danced over waves on the tide;
She's only remembered by this story I tell
From an old man on horseback who once knew her well.


Kate Rusby recording:

Recording by Molsky's Mountain Drifters: