From the album THE ANGEL'S SHARE

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Lyrics

There was a woman who lived in the North
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
She courted her Father's clerk
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

She's courted him a year and a day
Aye with the Rose and the Lindsey O'
Till her great belly did her betray
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

She's leaned her back against a tree
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
Thinkin she might lighter be
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

She's leaned her back against a thorn
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
Bonnie's the boys that she has born
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

She has taken out her wee pen knife
Aye with the Rose and the Lindsey O'
She has taken the bairnies lives
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

She's buried them neath a marble stone
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
Thinkin to bring the maiden hame
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

She was lookin o'er father's castle wall
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
She spied two bonnie boys playing at the ball
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

Bonnie boys if ye were mine
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
I'd dress ye up in silks sae fine
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

Mother dear when we were thine
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
Never saw no silks sae fine
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

Bonnie boys come tell to me
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
What kind of death am I to die
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

Seven years a fish in the flood
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
Seven years a bird in the wood
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'

Seven years till the warning bell
Aye wi the Rose and the Lindsey O'
Seven years in the depths of hell
Down by the Greenwood Sidey O'