Nobleman's Wedding

from by MarisaJack&Davy

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As I was invited to a nobleman's wedding
Being of a fair one that proved unkind
And she being ill for to think of her fond love
Her former true love she left behind

When the wedding supper it was over
The company around were to sing a song
The first that sang was her former true
And there for her he did sing one

How can you lie your head on a another man's pillow?
And I that was your love so late
And you left me here for to wear this green willow
And discontent love for your sake

The bride she sat to the head of the table
Hearing those words that she knew quite well.
No longer! No longer! She could not bear it
And down from the table the new bride fell

One request I am going to ask you
Grant it to me I hope you will
For this very night for to lie with my mamma
The rest of my life to lie with thee

This request was freely granted
Sighing and sobbing she went to bed
And he rose early the next morning
He rose and he found his new bride dead

How long have I to wear this lonely green willow?
Is it for one month of two?
And then I'll take off this lonely green willow
And change the old love for the new

A green willow tree is a handsome flower
In the spring time of the year
Where manys the lover spend many the long hour
Talking of love that never was near


from March March, released August 25, 2016



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MarisaJackandDavy sing traditional songs in harmony. No messing about, just strange old songs sung for fun. They also host 'Mill Race Folk'. Acoustic folk nights at a beautiful water mill in Bromham, Bedfordshire.

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