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Beneath The Green Branches
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featuring; Ed McGlaughlin - bass Bill Davies - piano, organ, chimes
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Griffiths&Wilkinson2008
Griffiths&Wilkinson2008

Sat Aug 09, 2008
Acoustic : Acoustic Folk
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A story of unrequited love
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Beneath The Green Branches

One far away morning in May, John Barley went a-ramble,
His thoughts upon mischief and play, his boots among bramble,
He met a fey girl on the same path as he,
Beneath the green branches of old Judas tree.

Her eyes were of cloud-shadow-play, John's heart a-stumbled,
Lost he all his witty words to say, tongue-tied he mumbled:
"Shall I be your true love then, will you stay with me?"
Beneath the green branches of old Judas tree?

Bring us new growth bring us old, give us shelter give us shade,
Lie beneath, lie beneath the green branches on promises made.

"Walk this path for seven mornings, at the last I'll meet you here,"
Close-to she pressed against him; whispered in John's ear,
"I will be your true love then, and come marry with thee."
Beneath the green branches of old Judas tree.

Bring us new growth bring us old, give us shelter give us shade,
Lie beneath, lie beneath the green branches on promises made.

On the seventh day John went there, but to find she was gone,
In dismay did he cry out, that his heart it was undone,
"Oh I am forsaken, she loves another one."
Beneath the green branches of old Judas tree.

Bring us new growth bring us old, give us shelter give us shade,
Lie beneath, lie beneath the green branches on promises -
Bring us new love, bring us old, give us shelter, give us shade,
Lie beneath, lie beneath the green branches -
Lie beneath the green branches -
On promises, on promises made.