Maddy Prior I Heard the Banns Lyrics

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I heard the banns published in church*
I rose from my seat and went out in the porch
I thought he'd be constant, as constant could be
But now he is going to be married
I saw my love in the church stand
With a ring an his finger and a glove in his hand
I thought to myself I should have been that one
But now he is going to be married
I saw my love to the church go
With bride and bridesmaidens they made a fine show
And I followed on with my burden of woe
For now he is tied to some other
I saw my love sit down to eat
I sat down beside him but nothing could eat
I thought his sweet company better that meat
But now he is gone to some other
Dig me a grave long, wide and deep
And cover it over with flowers so sweet
That I may lie down there to take a long sleep
And that's the best way to forget him

Seven for Old England Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Dives and Lazarus
  • 2 Trooper's Nag
  • 3 Jock of Hazeldean
  • 4 The Collier Lad
  • 5 Martinmass Time
  • 6 Love Will Find Out the Way
  • 7 In Sad and Ashy Weeds
  • 8 Bold General Wolfe
  • 9 The Cuckoo
  • 10 I Heard the Banns
  • 11 Came Ye From Newcastle
  • 12 Trimdon Grange
  • 13 Staines Morris
  • 14 North Country Lass
  • 15 Come Again
  • 16 Magpie
  • 17 Drink to Me
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