Tarry Trousers

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As I walked out one midsummer morning
The weather being both fine and clear
Who should I meet but a tender mother
Talking to her daughter dear

"Daughter, I would have you marry,
Live no longer a single life,"
She says "Mother, I'd rather tarry
For my sailor boy so bright,"

"Daughter! They are given to roaming,
Into foreign countries they do go
They will leave you broken-hearted
That will prove your overthrow."

...I'll dress myself in sailor's clothing
No foreign dangers will I fear
When we're in the height of battle,
I'll protect my sailor dear.

Hark, the big guns, they do rattle
The small guns they do make their noise
When we're in the height of battle
I'll cry fight on, fight on my boys!

Mother would have me wed a tailor,
And rob me of my heart's delight
But give me the lad whose tarry trousers
Shine to me like the diamonds bright!

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from Lips of Clay, released September 26, 2012

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Solarference UK

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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