Three Sisters

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lyrics

There came a stranger to the gate
Jennifer gentle and rosemary
and he three days and nights did wait
as the dove flies over the mulberry tree

The eldest sister bid him leave
Jennifer gentle and rosemary
the second swore they would be deceived
as the dove flies over the mulberry tree

The youngest sister let him in
Jennifer gentle and rosemary
and barred the door with a silver pin
as the dove flies over the mulberry tree

"Now you must answer my questions five,"
Jennifer gentle and rosemary
he says, "or surely you will be mine,"
as the dove flies over the mulberry tree

"Oh what is louder than a horn,
and what is broader than the way,
and what is sharper than the thorn,
and what is colder, colder than the clay,

"And what is rounder than a ring,
Jennifer gentle and rosemary,
now unto me your answers bring
as the dove flies over the mulberry tree."

"Oh shame is louder than a horn,
and love is broader than the way,
and hunger's sharper than the thorn,
death is colder, colder than the clay,

"This world is rounder than a ring
Jennifer gentle and rosemary
and so I now my answers bring
as the dove flies over the mulberry tree."

And as his answers she did name
Jennifer gentle and rosemary
he flew away in a blazing flame
as the dove flies over the mulberry tree.

credits

from Stranger at the Gate EP, released December 12, 2011
traditional, arranged by Solarference

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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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