Blackwaterside

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One morning fair to take the air
Down by Blackwaterside
'Twas in gazing all around me
That the Irish lad I spied.

All through the first part of that night
We lay in sport and play,
Then this young man he arose and he gathered his clothes,
Saying, “Fare thee well today.”

"Well, that's not the promise that you gave to me
When first you lay upon my breast,
You could make me believe with your lying tongue
That the sun rose in the west."

"Then go home, go home, to your father's garden,
You go home and weep your fill.
And think on your misfortune
That you bought with your own wanton will."

O there's not a girl in this whole wide world
So easily led as I,
It's fishes they'll fly and the seas run dry,
'Tis then he'll marry I.

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from 52 Folk Songs: Green, released March 10, 2012
Phil Edwards: vocal, zither, D whistle, processing

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