Songs from the album
'TIME'

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Elf-Knight

Go From My Window

Harvest of the Moon

The Old Maid in the Garrett

The Prickly Bush

The Song Will Remain

The Prickly Bush
Words - Trad.
Verse Melody - Steeleye Span
Arr. - Steeleye Span

Unaccompanied
Oh the prickly bush, it pricks my heart full sore
And if ever I'm out of the prickly bush
I'll never get in it any more.

[G5] [F] [C] ([F])

Verse 1
[G5]Hangman, oh hangman, hold your rope awhile
I think I see my [F]father [C]over yonder stile.([F])
[G5]
Father did you bring me gold or have you brought any fee
For to save my body from the [F]cold, clay ground
And my [C]neck from the gallows tree? ([F])

[G5]No I didn't bring you gold nor have I brought any fee
But I have come to [F]see you hung [C]upon the gallows tree. ([F])

Verse 2
Hangman, oh hangman, hold your rope a while
I think I see my brother over yonder stile.
Brother did you bring me gold or have you brought any fee
For to save my body from the cold, clay ground
And my neck from the gallows tree?

No I didn't bring you gold nor have I brought any fee
But I have come to see you hung upon the gallows tree.

Chorus
[D7]Oh the prickly [G]bush, it [C]pricks my heart full [G]so[D7]re
And if [G]ever I'm [D7]out of the [Em]prickly [C]bush
I'll [D7]never get in it any [G]more.
[D7]Oh the prickly [G]bush, it [C]pricks my heart full [G]so[D7]re
And if [G]ever I'm [D7]out of the [Em]prickly [C]bush
I'll [D7]never get in it any [Fsus2]more.

[G5] [F] [C] ([F])

Verse 3
Hangman, oh hangman, hold your rope a while
I think I see my sister coming over yonder stile.
Sister did you bring me gold or have you brought any fee
For to save my body from the cold, clay ground
And my neck from the gallows tree?

No I didn't bring you gold nor have I brought any fee
But I have come to see you hung upon the gallows tree.

Chorus

Verse 4
Hangman, oh hangman, hold your rope a while
I think I see my lover over yonder stile.
Lover did you bring me gold or have you brought any fee
For to save my body from the cold, clay ground
And my neck from the gallows tree?

Yes I have brought you gold, yes I brought you the fee
And I've not come to see you hung upon the gallows tree.

Chorus x 4

 

The Prickly Bush transcribed by IAN CRABB.
Thanks Ian.

 

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Harvest of the Moon
Steeleye Span

Verse 1
[D]All the husbands and the wives we were [G]dancing for our lives
[D]All to the tune of Elsie [A7]Marley
Instead of [D]gathering up our differences and [G]throwing them in the air
And [D]giving them to the wind that shakes the [A]bar[D]ley

Verse 2
And the children they were watching every girl and every boy
As we danced to the tune of Elsie Marley
But they'd heard another tune from the harvest of the moon
That rides upon the wind that shakes the barley

Verse 3
Then Bridget she declared that she was not prepared
To watch us dance to the tune of Elsie Marley
She said I'll sing you all a song and you'll want to sing along
If you listen to the wind that shakes the barley

Chorus
And the [G]song that she sang could be [D]heard for miles around
The [Bm]air was full of harmony you [A7]should have heard the sound
As we [D]gathered up our differences and [G]threw them in the air
And [D]gave them to the wind that shakes the [A]bar[D]ley.

Verse 4
All the husbands and the wives we were dancing for our lives
All to the tune of Elsie Marley
Until we gathered up our differences and threw them in the air
And gave them to the wind that shakes the barley

Verse 5
Then all of us declared that we were not prepared
To dance our lives away with Elsie Marley
For we'd heard another tune from the harvest of the moon
That rides upon the wind that shakes the barley

Chorus
And the song that we sang could be heard for miles around
The air was full of harmony you should have heard the sound
As we gathered up our differences and threw them in the air
And gave them to the wind that shakes the barley.

 

Harvest Of The Moon transcribed by IAN CRABB.
Thanks Ian.

 

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The Elf-Knight
Words - Trad.
Melody - Steeleye Span
Arr. - Steeleye Span

Introduction
[G] [C] [G] [G] [G] [D] [G] [C] [G] [G] [D] [G]
[Em] [Em7] [C/B] [Em]

Verse 1 (Chord Sequence 'A')
[Em]The elf-knight sits on yonder hill,
[Em7]Fine flowers in the valley
He [C/B]blows his horn both loud and shrill,
[Em]As the [D]rose is [Em]blown.

Verse 2 (Chord Sequence 'A')
He blows it East, he blows it West,
Fine flowers in the valley
He blows it where he liketh best,
As the rose is blown.

Verse 3 (Chord Sequence 'B')
[G]Lady Isabel [C]sits a-[G]sewing,
Fine flowers in the val[D]ley
When she [G]heard the elf-knight's [C]horn a-[G]blowing,
As the [D]rose is [G]blown

Verse 4 (Chord Sequence 'B')
"Would I had that horn a-blowing",
Fine flowers in the valley
"And yon elf-knight for to sleep in my bosom"
As the rose is blown.

Verse 5 (Chord Sequence 'B')
Scarcely had she these words spoken
Fine flowers in the valley
When in at the window the elf-knight's broken
As the rose is blown.

Verse 6 (Chord Sequence 'A')
"It's a very strange matter, fair maid" said he
Fine flowers in the valley
"I cannot blow my horn but you call on me"
As the rose is blown.

Verse 7 (Chord Sequence 'A')
"But will you go to the greenwood side?"
Fine flowers in the valley
"If you will not go, I'll cause you to ride"
As the rose is blown.

Verse 8 (Chord Sequence 'B')
He leapt on his horse and she on another,
Fine flowers in the valley
And they rode on to the greenwood together,
As the rose is blown.

Verse 9 (Chord Sequence 'B')
"Light down, light down, Isabel," said he
Fine flowers in the valley
"For we're come to the place where you are to die,"
As the rose is blown.

Verse 10 (Chord Sequence 'B')
"It's seven kings' daughter here have I slain,"
Fine flowers in the valley
"and you shall be the eighth of them,"
As the rose is blown.

Instrumental

Verse 11 (Chord Sequence 'A')
"Sit down a while, lay your head on my knee,"
Fine flowers in the valley
"That we may rest before I die,"
As the rose is blown.

Verse 12 (Chord Sequence 'A')
She stroked him so fast, the nearer he did creep,
Fine flowers in the valley
And with a small charm she's lulled him to sleep,
As the rose is blown.

Verse 13 (Chord Sequence 'B')
With his own sword belt, so fast she's bound him,
Fine flowers in the valley
With his own dagger, so sore she's stabbed him,
As the rose is blown.

Verse 14 (Chord Sequence 'B')
"If seven kings' daughters here have you slain,"
Fine flowers in the valley
"Then lie you here, a husband to them all,"
As the rose is blown.

 

The Elf-Knight transcribed by IAN CRABB.
Thanks Ian.

 

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Go From My Window
Trad. Arr. - Steeleye Span

Introduction
[F] [C] [A] [Dm]

Verse 1
[Dm]Go from my window, my [A]love, my [Dm]dove
Go from my [F]window my [C]dear
The wind is in the [A]West
And the [Dm]cuckoo's in his [A]nest
And you [Dm]can't have a [F]har[A]bouring [Dm]here.

Verse 2
Go from my window, my love, my dove
Go from my window my dear
The weather it is warm
It will never do thee harm
But you can't have a harbouring here

Instrumental
[F] [C] [A] [Dm]
[F] [C] [A] [Dm]

Verse 3
Go from my window, my love, my dove
Go from my window my dear
The wind is blowing high
And the ship is lying by
And you can't have a harbouring here

Verse 4
Go from my window, my love, my dove
Go from my window my dear
The window and the rain
Have brought him back again
But he can't have a harbouring here

Instrumental

Verse 5
Go from my window, my love, my dove
Go from my window my dear
The devil's in the man
That he will not understand
He can't have a harbouring here.

Finish as instrumental to fade.

 

Go From My Window transcribed by IAN CRABB.
Thanks Ian.

 

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The Song Will Remain
Words and Music - Steeleye Span
Arr. - Steeleye Span

Verse 1
(G) If I were a singer I'd (D) sing you a (C) song
A song that would live in your (G) heart forever
I'd sing it (D) loud and (C) strong
Every single (G) word
So that (C) when my life is (G)over
And I never see you (C) again
The singer may die but the (G) song (D) will (G) remain

Verse 2
For all I (D) have is gold and (Em) silver
And such (C) things so easy to (D) find
And that's (C) all I have to (G) leave you
When I (Am) leave you (D) behind
(G) But if I were a singer I'd (D) sing you a (C) song
A song that would live in your (G) heart forever
I'd sing it (D) loud and (C) strong
Every single (G) word
So that (C) when my life is (G)over
And I never see you (C) again
The singer may die but the (G) song (D) will (G) remain

 

The Song Will Remain transcribed by MARK CLOUD.
Thanks MARK.

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Go The Old Maid in the Garrett
Trad. Arr. - Steeleye Span

Verse 1
I was[G] told by my aunt, I was told by my mother
That[D] going to a wedding was the[G] making of another.
Well if that be[C] so then I’ll[G] go without a bidding
Oh kind providence won’t you send me to a wedding!

Chorus
And it’s Oh [C]dear[G] me, how will it[C] be
If I[G] die an old maid in a[D7] garrett?[G]

Verse 2
Now there’s my sister Jean, she’s not handsome or good looking,
Scarcely sixteen and a fellow she was courtin’.
Now she’s twenty-four she’s a son and a daughter,
Here am I at forty-four and I haven’t had an offer.

Chorus

Verse 3
I can cook and I can sew and I can keep the house quite tidy
Rise up in the morning and get the breakfast ready.
There’s nothing in this wide world can make my heart so cheery
As a wee fat man to call me his own deary.

Chorus

Verse 4
Come a landsman, a townsman, come tinker or come tailor,
Come fiddler, come dancer, come ploughboy or come sailor.
Come rich man, come poor man, come fool or come witty.
Come any man at all won’t you marry me out of pity?”

Chorus

The Song Will Remain transcribed by Russell Gascoigne.
Thanks Russell.

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