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Thread #18103   Message #177374
Posted By: Alan of Australia
12-Feb-00 - 08:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr & Tune add: The False Bride (Penguin)
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE FALSE BRIDE ^^
G'day,
From the Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs, Ed Pellow's rendition of the tune of The False Bride can be found here.

THE FALSE BRIDE
Sung by Lucy White, Hambridge, Somerset (C.J.S. 1904)

Oh, when that I saw my love in the church stand,
With the ring on her finger and the glove in her hand,
I jumped in betwixt them and kissed the false bride,
Saying: 'Adieu to false loves for ever.'

Oh, when that I saw my love out the church go,
With the bridesmen and bridesmaids they made a fine show,
Then I followed after with my heart full of woe,
For I was the man that ought to had her.

Oh, when that I saw my love sat down to meat,
I sat myself by her but no thing could eat.
I thought her sweet company better than wine,
Although she was tied to some other.

Go dig me a grave both long, wide, and deep,
And strew it all over with flowers so sweet,
That I may lay down there and take my long sleep,
And that's the best way to forget her.

Related songs in the DT:
FORLORN LOVER
WEEK BEFORE EASTER 2
THE FALSE BRIDE

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Cheers,
Alan ^^