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Thread #33102   Message #3205555
Posted By: GUEST
10-Aug-11 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Reynardine (from Pentangle)
Subject: Lyr Add: REYNARDINE (from Pentangle)
Pentangle's version, from So Early in the Spring (1989):

One morning as I rambled upon the springtime
I overheard a young woman converse with Reynardine
Her hair so black and her eyes so blue, her lips like ruby wine.
He smiled and gazed upon her, did the sly, bold Reynardine

She said, "Young man, please be civil, my company forsake,
For to my good opinion, I fear you are a rake."
"Oh no, my dear, I am no rake, but cast out and made a thief.
And I'm searching for concealment all from the judge's man."

He kissed her once and he kissed her twice till she came to again.
Then modestly she bade him, "Pray tell to me your name."
He said, "My dear, if you look for me, perhaps you'll not me find.
But I'll be here in my castle. Pray inquire for Reynardine."

Both sun and dark, she followed him. His eyes so bright did shine.
And he led her over the mountain, did the sly, bold Reynardine.

Bert Jansch recorded the song again on his own, and included the following verse missing from the Pentangle version:

Her rosy cheeks, her ruby lips
They lost their bloom so fine
And she fell into his arms
That sly, bold Reynardine