I'll Make My Love A Garland / Sylvie

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lyrics

I’ll make my love a garland - it shall be dressed so fine
I’ll deck it all with roses, and lilies mixed with thyme
And I’ll present it to my love, when he returns from sea
For I love my love, and I love my love, because my love loves me

I wish I were a sparrow - I’d ascend into the air
I’d hunt him like an arrow – and if he were not there
I quickly would become a fish and search the raging sea
For I love my love, and I love my love, because my love loves me

I wish I were a reaper - I’d seek him in the corn
And if I were a hunter, I’d hunt him with my horn
I’d sound a blast when found at last, beneath the greenwood tree
For I love my love, and I love my love, because my love loves me

Sylvie Sylvie when no-one could see
Dressed in men’s clothing and gear so free
With sword and pistol all by her side
To meet her true love,
To meet her true love, Sylvie did ride

As she went riding over the plain
She met her true love and bid him stand
Stand and deliver sir she said
Or else this moment,
Or else this moment, I’ll shoot you dead

Oh when she’d robbed him of his store
She said kind sir there’s one thing more
A diamond ring which I know you wear
Deliver it,
Deliver it and your life I’ll spare

My diamond ring a token is
The ring I’ll save and my life I’ll give
So tender hearted just like a dove
She rode away,
She rode away from her own true love

Next morning in the garden green
Just like two lovers they were seen
Twas I that robbed you on the plain
I’ve made you blush love,
So here’s your watch love and gold again

I only did it for to know
Whether you was my true love or no
But now I have a contented mind
My heart and all dear,
My heart and all dear, they are thine

Sylvie Sylvie when no-one could see
Dressed in men’s clothing and gear so free
With sword and pistol all by her side
To meet her true love,
To meet her true love, Sylvie did ride

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from Locks & Bolts, released June 24, 2016

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Solarference is Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen.

We combine traditional folk songs with innovative electronic sound-manipulation: unearthly but warm, lyrical and organic sound-worlds.

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