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Thread #111354   Message #2537891
Posted By: GUEST
12-Jan-09 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: Martin Carthy: Searching for Lambs
Subject: RE: Martin Carthy: Searching for Lambs
I finally dug out the tape and transcribed the lyrics that Carthy sings. It's not much different to the usual versions:

"Searching For Lambs"

As I walked out one May morning, one May morning betimes
I overtook a fair young maid just as the sun did shine

How gloriously the sun do shine, how fragrant was the air
There's none but her and her alone among the lilies fair

What makes you stroll abroad so soon, your journey to pursue
Your pretty little feet they tread so sweet to strike off the morning dew

I'm going for to feed my father's flock, his young and tender lambs
That over hills and lonesome rock lamenting for their dams

How gloriously the sun do shine, how fragrant was the air
I'd rather rest on my true love's breast than any other where

For I am thine and thou art mine, none shall uncomfort thee
We'll join our hands in wedded banns and a-married we shall be