Folk Songs

by Katie Dill

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released July 29, 2012

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Track Name: Bonnie Portmore
oh bonnie portmore, you shine where you stand
and the more i think on you the more i think long.
if i had you now as i had once before
all the lords of old england would not purchase portmore.

oh bonnie portmore i am sorry to see
such a woeful destruction of your ornament tree
for it stood on your shore for many's the long day
till the long boats from antrim came to float it away.

all the birds in the forest, they bitterly weep
saying "where shall we shelter or where shall we sleep"
for the oak and the ash, they are all cutten down
and the walls of bonnie portmore are all down to the ground.

oh bonnie portmore you shine where you stand
and the more i think on you the more i think long.
if i had you now as i had once before
all the lords of old england would not purchase portmore.
Track Name: Shady Grove
shady grove, my little love, shady grove, i say,
shady grove, my little love, i'm bound to go away,
cheeks as red as the bloomin' rose eues of the prettiest brown
she's the darlin of my heart, sweetest little girl in town

shady grove my little love, shady grove i say
shady grove my little love, i'm bound to go away.

i wish i had a big fine horse and the corn to feed him on
and shady grove to stay at home and feed him while i'm gone

shady grove my little love, shady grove i say,
shady grove my litttle love, i'm bound to go away.

went to see my shady grove, she was standin in the door,
her shoes and stockings in her hand, and her little bare feet on the floor.

shady grove my little love, shady grove i say.
shady grove my little love, i'm bound to go away.

kiss from pretty little shady grove is sweet as the brand new wine,
and there ain't no girl in this whole world who's prettier than mine.

shady grove my little love, shady grove i say,
shady grove my little love, i'm bound to go away.

when i was a little boy i wanted a barlow knife,
now i want little shady grove to say she'll be my wife.

shady grove my little love, shady grove i say,
shady grove my little love, i'm bound to go away.
Track Name: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
the first time ever i saw your face
i thought the sun rose in your eyes
and the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
to the dark and the endless sky, my love.

the first time ever i kissed your mouth
i felt the earth move through my hands
like the trembling heart of a captive bird
that was there at my command.

the first time ever i lay with you
i felt your heart so close to mine
and i knew our joy would fill the earth
and last till the end of time, my love.

from the first time ever i saw your face.
Track Name: Loving Hannah
i went to church on sunday
my love, she passed me by
i knew her mind was changing
by the roving of her eye

by the roving of her eye
by the roving of her eye
i knew her mind was changing
by the roving of her eye

my love is fair and proper
her waist is neat and small
and she is quite good-looking
and that's the best of all

and that's the best of all
and that's the best of all
and she is quite good-looking
and that's the best of all

oh hannah, loving hannah
come give to me your hand
you said that if you'd marry
that i would be the one

that i would be the one
that i would be the one
you said that if you'd marry
that i would be the one

i will go down by the river
when everyone's asleep
and think of loving hannah
and then sit down and weep

and then sit down and weep
and then sit down and weep
i'll think of loving hannah
and then sit down and weep

i went to church on sunday
my love, she passed me by
i knew her mind was changing
by the roving of her eye

by the roving of her eye
by the roving of her eye
i knew her mind was changing
by the roving of her eye