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Thread #111362   Message #2344414
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
19-May-08 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Pendle, oh Pendle / Old Pendle
Subject: Lyr Add: OLD PENDLE (Milton Allan, Brian Osborne)

(Words: Milton Allan; Tune: Brian Osborne)

Pendle, old Pendle, thou standest alone.
Twixt Burnley and Clitheroe, Whalley and Colne,
Where Hodder and Ribble's fair waters do meet
With Barley and Downham content at thy feet.

Pendle, old Pendle, by moorland and fell
In glory and loveliness, ever to dwell
On life's faithful journey, where e'er I may be,
I'll pause in my labours, and oft think of thee.

When witches fly out on a dark rainy night,
We'll not tell a soul, and we'll bar the door tight,
We'll sit near to t' fire, and keep ourselves warm
Until once again we can walk on thy arm.

Pendle, old Pendle, majestic, sublime
Thy praises shall ring till the end of all time
Thy beauty eternal, thy banner unfurled,
Thou'rt dearest and grandest old hill in the world

Tickawinda did a fine version of this song on their album Rosemary Lane.