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Thread #621   Message #670846
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
17-Mar-02 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Anathea (from Judy Collins)
Subject: RE: Lyrics for Anathea stole a stallion
And then there is the Robert Burns version, a few verses below:

Gar get to me my gude grey steed,
My menzie a' gae wi' me;
For I shall neither eat nor drink,
'Till Enburgh town shall see me.

And she has mountit her gude grey steed,
Her menzie a' gaed wi' her;
And she did neither eat nor drink
Till Enburgh town did see her.

And first appear'd the fatal block,
And syne the aix to head him;
And Geordie cumlh down the stair,
And bands o' airn upon him.

But tho' he was chain'd in fetters strang,
O' airn and steel sae heavy,
There was na ane in a' the court,
Sae bra' a man as Geordie.

etc. Taken from Bronson. In other versions he was sentenced for poaching deer and roe.