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Blacksmith Courted Me A blacksmith courted me, I loved him dearly He played upon his pipes both neat and trimly With his hammer in his hand he strikes so steady He makes the sparks to fly all round his smithy I love to watch my love with his hammer swinging I love to hear it fall on the anvil ringing The note is loud and clear, the sparks are flying My love is handsome then, there's no denying My love's at the bellows now, the fire is roaring It's getting mighty hot the flames are soaring Nothing can be more gay when the flames are going And at night 'tis bright as day when my love is blowing Where is my love a-gone with his cheeks like roses? He's gone across the fields gathering primroses The sun does shine too clear, it will burn his beauty I will go seek my love to do my duty Strange news is come to town, strange news is carried Strange news flies up and down: my love is married I wish him joy though he's my love no longer For I love my old love still, my blacksmith yonder What did you promise me when you lay beside me? You promised to marry me and not deny me It's witness I've got none but the Almighty And he will punish you for slighting of me I looked in a glass, my head I shaked To think I loved a lad who was false-hearted I wish him well to do, he does not hear me I shall not die for love, he need not fear me see also Brave Wolfe or the Battle of Quebec Printed in Seeds of Love by Stephen Sedley Collected by Cecil Sharp from a York broadside c 1825 sometimes a shoemaker (recorded by Steel Eye Span?) SOF
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