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Thread #114359   Message #2439797
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Sep-08 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyric/Info req: The Colour of Amber
Subject: ADD Version: The Colour of Amber
Here's the Mary Ann Haynes version

The Colour of Amber

Oh, the colour of amber was my love's hair,
And his two blue eyes they enticed me,
And his ruby lips, they being soft and fine,
Oh, many a time they've been pressed to mine.

Oh, I'll go a-fishing in yonder's brook
There I'll catch my love with a line and a hook,
And if he loves me, oh, like I love him,
No man on earth shall part us two.

Now, I wish, I wish, now this is all in vain.
Oh, I wish to God I was a maiden again.
Oh, a maid again I shall never more be,
Whilst apples growed on a orange tree.

singer: Mary Ann Haynes
recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home in Brighton, Susses, 7 July 1974

from The Voice of the People, CD #11

Here's the (very limited) entry on this song from the Traditional Ballad Index: