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Thread #621 Message #1700
Posted By: lghriver
28-Jan-97 - 09:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Anathea (from Judy Collins)
Subject: Lyrics for Anathea stole a stallion
I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that starts something like "Anathea, stole a stallion, stole it from the misty mountains, and they chased him and they caught him, and in iron chains they bound him." It goes on about how his sister goes to the judge to save him though he tells her not to, and "from his golden bed at midnight, she did hear the gallows groaning." Then she curses the judge, a most magnificent curse. This has been bugging me for years, last time I heard it was in Circle in the Square in N.Y., way pre-hippie days even. Thanks!