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Thread #36869 Message #511925
Posted By: CRANKY YANKEE
21-Jul-01 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bow Down (from Dirk Powell)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE KING OF THE NORTHERN SEA
The King of the Northern Sea" is also known by the title, "Bow Down"Here's the song, just in case it's the one you're looking for.
There was an old king of the Northern Sea,
BOW DOWN, BOW DOWN.
There was an old King of the Northern Sea
BOW AND BALLANCE TO ME.
There was an old Kin of the Northern Sea, He had daughters, one two three
I WILL BE TRUE, TRUE TO MY LOVE, LOVE AND MY LOVE WILL BE TRUE TO ME.
(all subsequent verses follow the same pattern, the words in "all caps" are in the same place for each verse) (from here on, I'll only give the 5th line, follow the pattern established above and you've got it. )
II A Young man he came courtin' there, he chose the youngest because she was fair
IIIHe bought her a ring and a beaver hat, her sisters were jealous because of that.
IVThe sisters walked down by the water's brim, the oldest one pushed the fair one in.
VShe floated down where the Miller sat, he took her ring and her beaver hat.
VIThe oldest sister was burned at the stake, the Miller was hang-ed for what he did take.