The Further Adventures of Darling Cory

by Lehto and Wright

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1.
Horn 00:25
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I once knew a fellow called Arthur McBride And his pleasure was walking down by the seaside, A-walking, a-talking, a-viewing the tide Though the weather was pleasant and charming. So gay and so gallant we went on our tramp, We met Sergeant Harper and Corporal Gramp And the bonny little drummer who roused up the camp With his row-dee-dow-dow in the morning. "What ho, me good fellows," the sergeant did cry, "The same to you, sergeant," we made to reply. There was nothing more said and we made to pass by All on that bright summer's morning. "What ho, me good fellows, if you would enlist, Ten guineas in gold I would slap in your fist And a crown in the bargain to kick up the dust And to drink the King's health in the morning." "Oh no, me good sergeant, we are not for sale, Though we're fond of our country, your bribes won't avail. Though we're fond of our country, we care not to sail, For we are the boys of the morning." "If you would insult me without any word, I swear, by me king, I would draw me broadsword And I'd run through your body as strength me affords Ere you could breathe out the morning." Oh we laid the little drummer as flat as a shoe, We made a football of his row-dee-dow-doo. The sergeant, the corporal, we knocked out the two For we were the boys of the morning. And as for the weapons that hung by their side, We flung them as far as we could in the tide. "And the devil go with you," says Arthur McBride, "For spoiling our walk in the morning."
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There was a shepherd and he slept sheep upon a hill. And he would go each May morning all for to drink his fill. And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow He looked up, he looked down He took a downward look And there he spied a pretty maid A-washing at the brook And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow And then he rode along the road 'til he came upon an inn And ready was the pretty maid to let the maiden in And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow She jumped off her milk-white steed and stepped within the inn, crying "You're a beggar without, and I'm a maid within." And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow You may take off your shirt and hose and let your feet go bare, but if you find a pretty maid you touch her if you dare you touch her if you date And it's blow the windy morning Blow the winds, i-o Clear away the morning dew and sweet the winds shall blow Sweet the winds shall blow
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It was back in nineteen forty-two, I was a member of a good platoon. We were on maneuvers in-a Louisiana, One night by the light of the moon. The captain told us to ford a river, That's how it all begun. We were -- knee deep in the Big Muddy, But the big fool said to push on. The Sergeant said, "Sir, are you sure, This is the best way back to the base?" "Sergeant, go on! I forded this river 'Bout a mile above this place. It'll be a little soggy but just keep slogging. We'll soon be on dry ground." We were, waist deep in the Big Muddy And the big fool said to push on. The Sergeant said, "Sir, with all this equipment No man will be able to swim." "Sergeant, don't be a Nervous Nellie, " The Captain said to him. "All we need is a little determination; Men, follow me, I'll lead on." We were, neck deep in the Big Muddy And the big fool said to push on. All at once, the moon clouded over, We heard a gurgling cry. A few seconds later, the captain's helmet Was all that floated by. The Sergeant said, "Turn around men! I'm in charge from now on." And we just made it out of the Big Muddy With the captain dead and gone. Well, I'm not going to point any moral, I'll leave that for yourself Maybe you're still walking, you're still talking You'd like to keep your health. But every time I read the papers That old feeling comes on; We're, waist deep in the Big Muddy And the big fool says to push on.
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Bridge 00:53
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Flora 04:36
When first I came to Louisville, my fortune there to find, I met a fair young maiden there, her beauty filled my mind. Her rosy cheek, her ruby lips, they gave my heart no rest. The name she bore was Flora, the lily of the west. I courted lovely Flora, she promised ne'er to go. But soon a tale was told to me that filled my heart with woe. They said she meets another man who holds my love in jest. And yet I trusted Flora, the lily of the west. 'Way down in yonder shady grove, a man of low degree, He spoke unto my Flora there and kissed her 'neath a tree. The answers that she gave to him like arrows pierced my breast. I was betrayed by Flora, the lily of the west. I stepped up to my rival, my dagger in my hand. I seized him by the collar and I ordered him to stand. All in my desperation I stabbed him in his breast. I'd killed a man for Flora, the lily of the west. And then I had to stand my trial, I had to make my plea. They placed me in a pris'ner's dock and then commenced on me. Although she swore my life away, deprived me of my rest. Still I love my faithless Flora, the lily of the west
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Darling Cory 04:53
Wake up, wake up, darling Corey What makes you sleep so sound? The revenue officers are coming Gonna tear your still house down Well the first time I seen darling Corey She was standing by the sea Had a forty-four strapped across her bosom Had a banjo on her knee Go away, go away, darling Corey Quit hanging around my bed Bad liquor ruined my body Pretty women gone to my head Oh yes, oh yes, my darlin' I'll do the best I can But I'll never take my pleasure With another gamblin' man Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadow Dig a hole in the cold ground Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadow Gonna lay darling Corey down
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I am a weaver, a Calton weaver, I am a rash and a roving blade I've got silver in my pocket, and I'll follow the roving trade Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy-o I walked up to that fair city, Nancy Whiskey I chanced to spy I walked in and sat down beside her. Seven long years I loved her well Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy-o The more I kissed her, the more I loved her, The more I kissed her, the more she smiled Soon I forgot my mother's teaching, Nancy had my heart beguiled Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy-o I woke up in that fair morning, Nancy Whiskey by my side I tried to rise, but was not able, Nancy had me by the knees Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy-o I'll gang back to the Calton weavin', I surely make the shuttles fly For I'll did more at the Calton weavin', then ever I did in the rovin' way Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy-o Come all ye weavers, Calton weavers, Come all ye rash and ye roving blades Beware of Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey, she'll ruin you like she ruined me Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy-o
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Loch Lomand 01:29
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Oh kisses sweeter than wine Oh kisses sweeter than wine When I was a young man never been kissed I got to thinkin' it over how I had missed I got me a girl and I kissed her and then Oh, lord, well I kissed 'er again Oh kisses sweeter than wine Oh kisses sweeter than wine He asked would I marry and be his sweet wife Then we'd be so happy for the rest of our life He begged daddy, pleaded like a natural man And then, oh lord, I gave him my hand Oh kisses sweeter than wine I worked my day hard and so did my wife Workin' hand-in-hand to make a good life With corn in the field and wheat in the bins Then, oh lord, I was the father of twins Oh Our children numbered just about four They all had a sweetheart knockin' on the door They all got married and they didn't hesitate I was, oh lord, the grandfather of eight Oh kisses sweeter than wine Now that I'm old and ready to go We get to thinkin' what happened a long time ago We had a lot of kids, trouble and pain But, oh lord, we'd do it all again Oh kisses sweeter than wine Oh kisses sweeter than wine
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Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see Marching to the fields of Concord? It looks like Handsome Johnny with a flintlock in his hand, Marching to the Concord war, hey marching to the Concord war. Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see Marching to the fields of Dunkirk? It looks like Handsome Johnny with a carbine in his hand, Marching to the Dunkirk war, hey marching to the Dunkirk war. Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see Marching to the fields of Korea? It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M1 in his hand, Marching to the Korean war, hey marching to the Korean war. Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see Marching to the fields of Birmingham? It looks like Handsome Johnny with his hand rolled in a fist, Marching to the Birmingham war, hey marching to the Birmingham war. Hey, what's the use of singing this song, some of you are not even listening. Tell me what it is we've got to do: wait for our fields to start glistening, Here comes a hydrogen bomb, here comes a guided missile, Here comes a hydrogen bomb: I can almost hear its whistle.
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Her Washbin 02:27
She's got a heavy life load in her wash bin today She's got a heavy life load on her mind She keeps the weight of the world in a box on a tray left for her angels to find She walks a quiet thin line between waking and sleep She walks a quiet thin line that she knows She has a dream in disguise like the smell on her face Flowers in her desert grow All alone, all alone All alone she quietly sits All alone, all done All alone she turns the page She's got all that she needs in her wash bin today She's got all that she needs in her mind And she won't let me in when I knock at the door Afraid of what she'll find All alone, all alone All alone she quietly sits All alone, all done All alone she turns the page
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Horn 01:42

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released February 28, 2002

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“... among North America’s best practitioners of Anglo-Celtic folk-rock... wonderfully intricate, powerful guitar-driven music...”
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