Mudcat Café message #505019 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36537   Message #505019
Posted By: radriano
12-Jul-01 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fine Flowers in the Valley / Cruel Mother
Subject: Lyr Add: FINE FLOWERS IN THE VALLEY (B Dickson)
Laurence, here are the lyrics as sung by Barbara Dickson:

Fine Flowers in the Valley
Barbara Dickson

She sat down below a thorn
Fine flowers in the valley
And there she has her sweet babe borne
And the green leaves they grow rarely

Smile not so sweet, my bonnie babe
And you smile so sweet, you'll smile me dead

She's taken out her wee penknife
And twanged the sweet babe o' its life

She's dug a grave by the light of the moon
And there she's buried her sweet babe in

As she was going to the church
She saw a sweet babe in the porch

O, sweet babe, if you were mine
I would clothe ye in the silk so fine

O, mother dear, when I was thine
You did not prove to me so kind