main main songs + releases music the band news + press tours online

[search]
[what's new]

<-Prev : Columbus Next-> : Come Back Home
Tour Info


Back to the Songlist index
 

Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies [Cale]

[Covers]

 

Lyrics

come all ye fair and tender ladies
take warning how you court young men
they're like a star on a summer's morning
they first appear and then they're gone

they'll tell to you some flattering story
and swear to god that they love you well
and away they'll go and court some other
and leave you here in grief to dwell

i wish i was some tall mountain
where the ivy rock is black as ink
i would write a letter to my false lover
whose cheeks are like the morning pink

i wish i was some little sparrow
and one of them that could fly so high
i would fly away to my true love's dwelling
and when he would speak i would be close by

but i am none of those little sparrows
or none of those that fly so high
so i'll sit down in grief and sorrow
and pass all my troubles by

  Extra Links

iTunes [Kingston Trio]
 

Notes

Traditional/John Cale cover.



Main | Songs & Releases | Music | The Band | News & Press | Tours | Online

copyright © 1999-2022 spfc.org
Section corrections/submissions: songlist@spfc.org
General site info/bugs: info@spfc.org / webmaster@spfc.org
Get updates on twitter / connect via facebook. Like the site? Order something from Amazon.
spfc.org is in no way associated with or authorized by the smashing pumpkins, zwan, billy corgan, or any of their agents.