William Taylor (Live @ Cecil Sharp House)

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Traditional English, arranged Shorelark
Recorded LIVE @ Cecil Sharp House, London, 12 July 2015

lyrics

William Taylor has enlisted
For a soldier he has gone
He's gone and left his lovely Susan
For to sigh and for to mourn

Now Susan's parents did despise her
Which filled her heart with grief and woe
So she dressed herself in man's apparel
And for a soldier she did go

Next morning she was exercising
Exercising with her bow
Her bonny jacket did fly open
And for a woman she was known

One of the officers stepped up to her
Asking her as how she came
"I've come in search of one of your soldiers,
One of whom I dearly love"

"If you've come in search of one of my soldiers
Pray tell me the young man's name"
"The young man's name is William Taylor,
Straight from Dublin town he came"

"Oh if you'll rise early next morning
Early 'fore the break of day
'Tis there you'll spy bold William Taylor
Walking with his lady gay"

So she rose early next morning
Early 'fore the break of day
And there she spied bold William Taylor
Walking with his lady gay

A brace of pistols she did call for
And they were brought at her command
She fired and shot bold William Taylor
With his bride on his right arm

He rolled over and she rolled under
He fell onto his left side
That's how she killed bold William Taylor
For she should have been his bride

credits

from Longwayes for Six, released September 18, 2015
Georgia Morgan Turner // vocals, guitar
Finn Collinson // bouzouki, vocals

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