Lyr Add: My Generous Lover (Welcome to Me)
Subject: Lyr Add: My Generous Lover (Welcome to Me)|
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 09:24 AM
My Generous Lover
1 Oh the first she saw her love, happy was she.
She knew not what love was nor how to deny,
But she made too much freedom of her love's company,
Saying, "My generous lover, you're welcome to me."
2 Oh happy's the maid that ne'er loved a man
And easy can tie up her narrow waist band.
She's free from all sorrow and sad misery,
Who never said, "My lover, you're welcome to me."
3 She says, "My friends and relations they angry are all
Because I've gone with you from my father's fine hall.
But my friends and relations they angry may be,
Oh my generous lover, you're welcome to me."
4 He says, "Now it's farewell dear for I must away
And I in this country no longer can stay.
But keep your mind easy and keep your heart free,
Let no man be your sharer, my darling, but me."
5 This poor pretty creature, she stood on the ground
With her cheeks white as ivory and the tears falling down,
Saying, "Jimmy, dear Jimmy, you're the first that e'er wooed me,
And I'm sorry that I ever said, you're welcome to me."
A.L. Lloyd sang this song in 1966 on his album The Best of A.L. Lloyd, unaccompanied. Peggy Seeger recorded it, also unaccompanied, with some slight textual differences and in the first person rather than third, and placing the second verse at the end.