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Thread #67774 Message #1135121
Posted By: GUEST,Bob in England
12-Mar-04 - 04:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A Rose In April (Kate Rusby)
Subject: Lyr Add: A ROSE IN APRIL (Kate Rusby)
I've got all Kate's lyrics around somewhere, and I saw your request, so here they are, and not on a server. Cheers
A ROSE IN APRIL
"Oh can I go to my love's side, oh let me go this day,
Please let me go to my love's side, oh mother, don't make me stay.
I was a rose in April and still a rose in June
I fear that come the winter, I shall no longer bloom."
"Oh daughter, daughter you cannot go, oh you cannot go this day.
Your father, he forbade you, and at home you must remain.
You were a rose in April, and still a rose in June,
But God can send five winters and I know my rose will bloom."
"Mother, mother, I must away unto my true love's side.
Bring to me my white horse, and away to him I'll ride."
She's rode through fields of barley, and she's rode through fields of corn,
She's come unto her true love one hour before the dawn.
Her father, being awakened, heard of his daughter's flight.
He's taken up his dagger and he's rode into the night.
He's rode through fields of barley and he's sped through fields of corn.
He's come unto her true love's house just before the dawn.
He's found his daughter sleeping in her true lover's arms.
He's taken up his dagger and it's deep into their hearts.
"Oh father, cruel father, you've killed my love, killed me,
But now I'll rest beside him, locked in his arms I'll be.
Locked in his arms I'll be."