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Thread #10062   Message #229992
Posted By: Kim C
18-May-00 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lord Randall
Subject: RE: Lord Randall
I learned this off a CD my father-in-law brought back from London. It's called "Voices" and it's a compilation of all acapella songs by various artists. I apologize for not knowing the singer's name off the top of my head! For some odd reason, this is one of my favorite songs to sing. I just like the way the melody moves.

Where have you been, Randall, my son?
Where have you been, my sweet pretty one?
I've been to my sweetheart's. Oh, make my bed soon,
For I'm sick to my heart and fain would lie down.

There's four or five more verses, anyway, he leaves his land and houses to his father, his gold and silver to his mother, and to his sweetheart he leaves "a rope to hang her."