Lonely Willow Tree

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*Hey, lie you down
*Hey, lie you down, you,
*Sink you, lie you down you, drown you...

"Go fetch me gold - your father's gold,
Go fetch your mother's fee,
I'll carry you to the northern land,
And it's there I'll marry thee.

I am a lord in the northern land
Of townlands twenty-three;
And you will be lady of them all,
If you will ride with me."

So he's got on and she's got on,
And fast as they could flee,
Until they came to that water's side
By the lonely willow tree.

Light off, light off from thy milk-white steed,
And stand before the sea;
Six pretty maiden's I've drowned here
The seventh you shall be

*Hey, lie you down
*Hey, lie you down, you,
*Sink you, lie you down you, drown you...

Take off your rings, take off your jewels
And lay them down for me
Take off your robes, they are too fine
For to rot in the salt of the sea

Turn round, turn round, turn you false young man
And look to the leaf of the tree
For 'tis not fit for a man like you
A naked woman to see

So round about he turned himself
And looked to the leaf of the tree
She quickly grasped him with both her arms
And she cast him in the sea

Lie there lie there lie you false young man
Lie there instead of me
Six pretty maidens you've drowned here
now keep them company
Six pretty maidens you've drowned here
And the seventh has drowned thee

So down he sank that false young man
He sank down in the sea
And there was no-one to mourn him
Save for that lonely willow tree

*Hey, lie you down
*Hey, lie you down, you,
*Sink you, lie you down you, drown you...

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from Lips of Clay, released September 26, 2012

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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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