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Lord Gregory (2) I am a king's daughter, straight from Capelkin, In search of Lord Gregory, pray God I find him. The rain beats at my yellow locks, the dew wets me still, The baby's cold in my arms, love, Lord Gregory let me in Lord Gregory is not here and he henceforth can't be seen, He's gone to bonny Scotland to bring home his new queen. So leave now these windows, likewise this hall, For it's deep in the sea you will find your downfall. Do you remember Lord Gregory, as we sat at the wine, We exchanged rings and aye the best was mine. Yours was the purest gold, and mine but the false tin, Yours had cost a guinea love, but aye it was false within. Do you remember, Lord Gregory, that night in Capelkin, You stole away my maidenhead, and sore against my will So open these windows, open and let me in The rain rains on my good clothing and the dew stands on my chin I have built a bonny boat all covered with pearl And at every needle-tuck in it there hangs a silver bell But I'll take down that mast of gold and set up a mast of tree For to think you could have forsaken me, to sail on royally So I'll leave now these windows and likewise this hall For it's deep in the sea I will find my downfall This version of "Lord Gregory" is sung by Maddy Prior under the title "The Lass of Loch Royal" on the self-titled Silly Sisters album. It's a somewhat different version, one that seems more corrupt. DS Child #76 DS apr97
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