The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8414   Message #51936
Posted By:
04-Jan-99 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: Need Help w/ Cowden Knowes
Subject: Need Help w/ Cowden Knowes
Yes, there is a version of the Broom of Cowden Knowes in the DT, but I'm interested in learning another version of this song (or another song with this title). I heard it on a Silly Wizard CD, and can get some of the words, but not all, so I'd appreciate help in checking want I have transcribed and filling in the blanks. Thanks very much!!!

How blythe was I each morn ta see
My lass come o'er yon hill
She ? the barn and run to me
I met her ??????

Chorus: Ah the broom, the bonny bonny broom
The broom of Cowden Knowes
Fain would I be in my ain country
Herdin my faithers yowes

Hard fate that I should banished be
Gan ????? and morn
Because I woo'd the fairest lass
That ever was born

Fareweell ye Cowdens Knowes, fareweell
Farewell all pleasures there
To wander by her side again
‘S all I crave or care