Medieval Songs

Sue Hutchinson
Willow Bluffs Area Drama Trainer
Ontario
Canada


EARLY ONE MORNING (copyright expired)

Early one morning, just as the sun was rising
I spied a fair young maiden in the garden down below
Oh don't deceive me, oh never leave me
How could you use a poor maiden so?"

"Oh gay are the garden, and fresh are the roses"
I heard the fair maid singing in the garden down below
(repeat chorus)

Thus sang the poor young maiden, her sorrows bewailing
Thus sang the poor young maiden in the garden down below.
(repeat chorus)

ROSE

Rose, rose, rose, rose
When will I see thee wed?
I will marry at thy will
If thou but stay

Ding, dong, ding dong
Wedding bells on an April morn
Carve thy name on a moss covered stone
A moss covered stone

Love, love, love, love
The gospel in one word is love
Love thy neighbour as thyself
As God loves us all

Cockles and Mussels

In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
She wheeled her wheel-barrow, through the broads and the narrow
Crying "Cockles and mussels" Alive, alive oh


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