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GUEST,gigix Grownup love songs (41) RE: Grownup love songs 14 May 04

"The Devil's Only Daughter" is a great song fron Brian McNeill. The albun is called "The Busker and the Devil's Only Daughter". I did not find it in the Mudcat archive, so here are the verses:

Now that I had a drink or two, just enough to tell you true,
so if you keep from interrupting me again.
You're quarter saint and quarter bitch, half cantakerous old witch,
so hold your tongue while I am trying to explain.
'Cause it's time we fell to talking you and I
'cause every time I took a dram I heard you curse
that you saved me from the gutter, but I kept you from the pawn
and it seems to me the bargain could be worse.

For still I love you best of all, and we never shall be parted
we won this far together and we'll finish what we started
you're the Devil's only daughter
but to leave you now would make me broken-hearted
so I tell you now I love you best of all.

God knows I've been untrue, how many times I wish I knew
you could as well to count the stars up in the sky.
But the truth be here to tell, you bring them to my bed yourself
so you can laugh whene'er you hear me tell a lie.
You saw me singing songs that painted jades and faithless whores
and I watched you, and I wondered at the game
'cause you know the score damn fine between the lasses and the wine
I'll be back without a penny onto my name.


I've stolen from your eyes every tear you ever cried
and I've gathered them to see what they may bring
For the turning of the year can win the winter of your tears
to the promise of a harvest in the spring.
So though you're old and bruised and battered sit you down upon my knees
and we'll have another drink before we go
Put your head upon my shoulder, lay your back against my breast
and have patience while I'm rosin' up your bow.


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