Lyrics for A Blacksmith Courted Me by Dave Stewart and Brian Harrison from the single Girl Ep

LYRICS FOR A Blacksmith Courted Me

A blacksmith courted me
Nine months and better
He fairly won my heart
Wrote me a letter
With his hammer in his hand
He looked so clever
And if I was with my love
I’d live forever.

Oh where is my love gone
With his cheeks like roses
And his good black Billycock on
Decked with primroses
I’m afraid the scorching sun
Will burn his beauty
And if I was with my love
I’d do my duty.

Strange news is coming to town
Strange news is carried
Strange news flies up and down
My love is married.
I wish them both much joy
Though they don’t hear me
And may God reward him well
For the slighting of me.

What did you promise when
You sat beside me
And you said you’d marry me
And not deny me
If I said I’d marry you
It was only for to try you
So bring your witness love
And I’ll not deny you.

Oh witness have I none
Save God Almighty
And may he reward you well
For the slighting of me
Her lips grew pale and white
It made her tremble
To think she loved one
And be proved deceitful.

1427 - Dave Stewart And Brian Harrison - Girl EP - The UK - 7" Single - MULT-SH-1