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Lady Margaret


by Sainte Marie Buffy. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - U


Sweet William rose one morning bright
And dressed himself in blue
"Come tell to me the long lost love
Between Lady Margaret and you"

"I know no harm of Lady Margaret," said he
"And I hope she knows none of me
But tomorrow morning before eight o'clock
Lady Margaret my bride shall be"

As Lady Margaret was in her chamber high
A-combing up her hair
She spied sweet William and his bride
As they to the church drew near

She threw down her ivory comb
And tossed back her hair
And from the room a fair lady came
That was seen in there no more

The day being gone and the night being come
When most men were asleep
Sweet William spied Lady Margaret's ghost
A-standing at his bed feet

"How do you like your bed?" she said
"And how do you like your sheet?
And how do you like the fair lady
That lies in your arms asleep?"

"Very well do I like my bed," said he
"Very well do I like my sheet
But better do I like the fair lady
That is standing at my bed feet"

The night being gone and the day being come
When most men were awake
Sweet William said he was troubled in his head
From a dream he had last night

He called his weary waiting maids
By one, by two, by three
And last of all, with his bride's consent
Lady Margaret he went to see

He went unto the parlor door
He knocked until he made things ring
But none was so ready as her own dear brother
To arise and let him in

"Is Lady Margaret in the parlor?" said he
"Or is she in the hall
Or is she in her chamber high
Among the gay ladies all?"

"Lady Margaret is not in the parlor," said he
"She is neither in the hall
She is in her coffin
And a-lying by the wall"

"Tear down, tear down, those milk white sheets
They are made of silk so fine
That I may kiss Lady Margaret's cheek
For ofttimes she has kissed mine"

The first that he kissed was her rosy cheek
The next was her dimpled chin
The last of all was her clay-cold lips
That pierced his heart within

"Tear down, tear down those milk white sheets
They are made of silk so fine
Today they hang around Lady Margaret's corpse
And tomorrow they will hang around mine"

Lady Margaret died of pure, pure love
Sweet William died of sorrow
They are buried in one burying ground
Both side and side together

Out of her grave grew a red rose
And out of his a briar
They grew in a twining true lover's knot
The rose and the green briar



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Album: Other Songs A - U Lyrics
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  1. A Man
  2. Bad End
  3. Banks Of The Roses
  4. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
  5. Cripple Creek
  6. Dance Me Around
  7. Darling Don't Cry
  8. Disinformation
  9. Eagle Man-Changing Woman
  10. Emma Lee
  11. Fallen Angels
  12. Getting Started
  13. God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot
  14. Goodnight
  15. He's An Indian Cowboy In The Rodeo
  16. I'm Going Home
  17. Johnny Be Fair
  18. Lady Margaret
  19. Lyke Wake Dirge
  20. Many A Mile I Have Gone
  21. Piney Wood Hills
  22. Seeds Of Brotherhood
  23. Smackwater Jack
  24. Soldier Blue
  25. Starwalker
  26. The Big Ones Get Away
  27. The Circle Game
  28. The Old Mans Lament
  29. Universal Soldier
  30. Until It's Time For You To Go
  31. Up Where We Belong

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