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Marion in Cornwall Lyr Req: Padstow Queen of the May (34) Lyr Add: QUEEN OF THE MAY (Larry McLaughlin) 08 Jul 03

Larry McLaughlin

Winter is over and summer has come
And the Obby Oss waits in his stable for dawn
Rise up my love early and deck yourself gay
And I'll take you to Padstow today

Ch:         And put your arms round me. I'll dance you away
       For you are my Queen of the May

Skip out o'er the fields and the woods and the dells
Pick primroses, daises, cowslips and bluebells
And from the green woods cut a sycamore spray
And I'll take you to Padstow today

We'll breakfast on ale and an old chorus song
Musicians will come with accordion and drum
We'll meet the old Oss and we'll welcome the May
When I take you to Padstow today

When the years have rolled on love and we are both old
And the stories of May day and Padstow are told
And though I'm old and feeble you'll still hear me say
I'llt take you to Padstow today

This is from Unite, Unite edited by Mike O'connor. The note to the song says it was written by Larry for his wife Maureen on their Silver Wedding Anniversary (1982)



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