Lady Margaret

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Lady Margret was standing in her own room door
A comb in her long yellow hair
When who did she spy but sweet William and his bride

to the churchyard they drew near

Well day passed away the night came on
Most of the men were asleep

Lady Margret appeared all dressed in white
Standing at his bed feet

She said "How do you like your bed?
And how do you like your sheet?
And how do you like your fair, young bride
That's laying in your arms asleep?"

He said "Very well do I like my bed.
Much better do I like my sheet.

But most of all that fair, young girl
That’s laying in my arms asleep"

Then once he kissed her lily white hand
And twice he kissed her cheek
Three times he kissed her cold corpsy lips
Then he fell into her arms asleep.

Well night passed away and the day came on
 and
Into the morning light

Sweet William said "I'm troubled in my head
For the dreams that I dreamed last night.

"Such dreams, such dreams as these
I know they mean no good.
For I dreamed that my bower was full of red swine
And my bride's bed full of blood."


He asked "Is Lady Margret in her room?
Or is she out in the hall?"
But Lady Margret lay in a cold, dark coffin with
Her face turned to the wall.

Roll back, Roll back those snow white robes
Be they ever so fine.
And let me kiss those cold corpsy lips
For I know they'll never kiss mine.

Then once he kissed her lily white hand
And twice he kissed her cheek
Three times he kissed her cold corpsy lips
Then he fell into her arms asleep

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from Run Boy Run EP, released September 15, 2011

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Award-winning acoustic Folk/Americana quartet from Arizona. Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. ... more

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