Mudcat Café message #876328 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55149   Message #876328
Posted By: Genie
28-Jan-03 - 01:43 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: The Blacksmith - Michaelr
13.  The Blacksmith  (trad.)

Michaelr - guitar, octave mandolin; Patricia Casey - vocals, whistle; Tony Blake - percussion
From the CD "I Lie Awake" by Greenhouse, the band I've had the pleasure (and pain) to nourish for twelve years. - The CD is on Jackalope Records, tiny roots-oriented label based in Santa Rosa, CA.

 lyrics(from the Mudcat DT):

  A blacksmith courted me, nine months or better.
  He fairly won my heart, wrote me a letter.
  With his hammer in his hand, he looked so clever,
  And if I were with my love, I would live forever.

  Oh, where has my love gone, with his cheeks like roses?
  He's gone across the sea gathering primroses.
  Will burn and scorch, I fear, the shining sun his beauty,
  And if I were with my love, I would do my duty.

  Strange news is come to town, strange news is carried,
  Sad news cried up and down, that my love is married.
  I wish them both much joy, though they can't hear me,
  And may God reward them well for the slighting of me!

  "What did you promise me when you lay beside me?
  You said you'd marry me and not deny me."
  "If I said I'd marry you, 'twas only to try you,
  So bring your witness, love, and I'll not deny you."

  "Oh, witness I have none, save God Almighty,
  And may he reward you well for the slighting of me!"
  Her lips grew pale and wan; her heart did tremble
  For to think she'd had one love, and he proved deceitful.