Singer's Request (Nic Jones) Chorus: Dark the night and long til day Do not bid us further stray Dark the night and long til day Do not bid us further stray. Now the sun it doth decline Pour the beer and pour the wine, We can lead your thoughts astray From the world or from the day We bring songs of history, Love and war and mystery We can lead you from despair Or can cheer the darkening air You can choose to pass us by With a cruel or scornful eye We will see the ending through, Then we'll turn and say to you... got off the tape of the Ed Trickett, Cathy Barton, and Dave Para Concert for FSGW. First heard Bob Walser do it at Indian Neck, 1984. Based on a text by Sir Walter Scott, on Nic Jones' album A Devil to A Stranger. DC
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