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The False Lover Won Back

04:12
Jennifer Culley Curtin
Traditional / Arr. Karine Polwart

Story

I heard this original arrangement on Malinky's album "The Three Ravens".  Karine Polwart took the traditional pipe tune "Mary's Dream" and paired it with "The False Lover" words.

Lyrics

The False Lover Won Back

The sun shines on thon high, high hill
And the sun shines on thon dowie dell
The sun, it never goes doon nae mair
In the place where me and my love dwell

Chorus:
Comfort for the comfortless
Aye and honey for the bee
Comfort for the comfortless
But there's nane but you for me

"And it's when will you be back, bonnie laddie?
Aye and when will you be back again?"
"When the heather hills are nine times burnt
And the grass is growing green again"

"Well, that's ower lang tae bide awa'
And it's ower lang awa' fae hame
And the baby that is yet unborn
Will be ower lang wantin' a name"

(Chorus)

And he's mounted on his good black steed
And he's saddled up to ride
She's kilted up her petticoats green
And she ran swiftly by his side

And the first toon that they came to
He's bought her the bonniest hose and shoon
And bade her rue and turn back noo
And never follow him again

(Chorus)

And the second toon that they came to
He's bought her the bonniest silken goon
And bade her rue and turn back noo
And never follow him again

(Chorus)

And the third toon that they came to
He's bought her the bonniest weddin' ring
And bade her dry her rosy cheeks
And up and ride alang wi' him

(Chorus 2x)

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