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Jack O'rion


by Fair Warning. Buy album CD: 4


Jack O'Rion was the finest fiddler ever fiddled on the string
He could drive young ladies wild with a tune his wires would sing
He could fiddle the fish out of salt water, water from a marble stone
Or milk from out a maiden's breast though baby she had none
There he played in the castle hall and there he played them fast asleep
Except it was for the young countess who, for love, she stayed awake
So first he played her a slow air and then he played it brisk and gay
And oh, dear love, behind her glove, this lady she did say
"Ere the day has dawned and the cocks have crowed and flapped their wings so wide
It's you must come to my chamber there and lie down by my side"
So he wrapped his fiddle in a cloth of green and he stole out on his a-tip-a-toe
And he's off back to his young boy Tom as fast as he could go
"Ere the day has dawned and the cocks have crowed and flapped their wings so wide
I'm bid to go to the lady's door and stretch out by her side"
"Lie down, lie down, my good master, here's a blanket to your hand
And I'll waken you in as good a time as any cock in this land"
Now Tom took the fiddle into his hand, he fiddled and he played for a full hour
Until he played him fast asleep; he's off to the lady's bower
And when he came to her chamber door, he twirled softly at the pin
The lady, true to her promise, rose up and let him in
He did not take that lady gay to bolster nor to bed
But down upon the hard cold floor right soon he had her laid
And he did not kiss her when he came nor yet but from her he did go
But in out the lady's bedroom window, the moon like a coal did glow
"Ragged are your stockings, love, and stubbly is your cheek and chin
And tousled is that yellow hair that I saw late yesteree'n"
"These stockings belong to my boy Tom, they were the first came to my hand
The wind must have tousled my yellow hair and I rode over the land"
Now Tom took the fiddle into his hand, he fiddled and he played so saucily
He's off back to his master's house as fast as go could he
"Wake up, wake up, oh my good master, why snore you there so loud?
There's not a cock in all this land but has clapped his wings and crowed"
Jack O'Rion took the fiddle into his hand and he fiddled and he played so merrily
He's off away to the lady's house as fast as go could he
And when he came to the lady's door, he twirled so softly at the pin
Saying "Oh, my dear, it's your true love, rise up and let me in"
She said "Surely you didn't leave behind a golden brooch nor a velvet glove
Or are you returning back again to taste more of my love?"
Jack O'Rion, he swore a bloody oath, by oak, by ash, by bitter thorn
"Lady, I never was in your house since the day that I was born"
"Oh, then it was your young boy Tom that cruelly has beguiled me"
"Oh woe, that the blood of that ruffian boy did spring in my body"
Jack O'Rion sped off to his own house, saying "Tom, my boy, come here to me"
He hung him from his own gatepost, high as a willow tree



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Album: 4 (2000) Lyrics
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  1. (come All Ye) Rolling Minstrels
  2. A Sailor's Life
  3. A Smile In A Whisper
  4. After Hallowe'en
  5. Allelujah
  6. Angel Delight
  7. Big William
  8. Bird On A Wire
  9. Both Sides Now
  10. Broken By A Breeze
  11. Clare
  12. Close The Door Lightly When You Go
  13. Comedy Waltz
  14. Crash Nebula
  15. Da Theme Tune To F.O.P
  16. Dangerous
  17. Dark Eyed Molly
  18. Dawn
  19. Don't Be A Stranger
  20. Dream Song
  21. Eastern Rain
  22. Fairground Attraction
  23. Falling Backwards
  24. Farewell Farewell
  25. Fear Is The Enemy Of Love
  26. Find My Love
  27. Find Your Voice
  28. Goodbye To Songtown
  29. Great To Be A Guy
  30. Hey Vicky
  31. Home To Heartache
  32. I Know Why The Willow Weeps
  33. I Still Miss Someone
  34. I Wish Everyday Could Be Christmas Ending Song
  35. I Wish Everyday Would Be Christmas
  36. I'm Already There
  37. Icky Vicky
  38. If Stomp
  39. Iron Lion
  40. It'll Take A Long Time
  41. Jack O'rion
  42. John Barleycorn
  43. Lady Of Pleasure
  44. Let It Go
  45. Lord Marlborough
  46. Matty Groves
  47. Moon On The Rain
  48. Mr Lacey
  49. My Shiny Teeth And Me
  50. Mythology
  51. Night-time Girl
  52. Nottamun Town
  53. Odd Primates, Abra-Catashtophe
  54. Part I
  55. Part Ii
  56. Part Iv (the Sailor's Alphabet)
  57. Part Ix
  58. Part V (john Lee)
  59. Part Vi (breakfast In Mayfair)
  60. Part Vii
  61. Part Viii
  62. Part X
  63. Part Xi (the Hanging Song)
  64. Perfect
  65. Pixies Rap
  66. Pleasure And Pain
  67. Possibly Parsons Green
  68. Red And Gold
  69. Restless
  70. Reynard The Fox
  71. Sickness And Diseases
  72. Sir William Gower
  73. Solo
  74. Station Street
  75. Tale In Hard Time
  76. The Ballad Of Easy Rider
  77. The Banks Of Sweet Primroses
  78. The Bonny Bunch Of Roses
  79. The Deserter
  80. The Flowers Of The Forest
  81. The Game Of Love
  82. The Hexhamshire Lass
  83. The Hiring Fair
  84. The Journeyman's Grace
  85. The Lobster
  86. The Moon Is Mine
  87. The Waltz Continues
  88. The Widow Of Westmorland's Daughter
  89. The Wind Knows My Name
  90. Theme
  91. Three Drunken Maidens
  92. To Althea From Prison
  93. Trial Song
  94. Watching The Party
  95. What Girls Love
  96. What Is True?
  97. Whispers
  98. Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
  99. Winter Rose
  100. Wish Comes True
  101. Wizard Of The Worldly Game
  102. Ye Mariners All
  103. You Send Me
  104. Heart On The Run
  105. Through The Fire
  106. Break Free
  107. Forever
  108. Tell Me I'm Wrong
  109. Dream
  110. I Fight
  111. Time Will Tell
  112. Eyes Of Love
  113. Find My Way
  114. Night Falls
  115. Wait
  116. For The Young

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