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Chris Seymour Lyr Req: Miller and the Lass (8) Lyr Add: MILLER AND THE LASS (from Eliza Carthy) 12 Dec 99


DigiTrad has a version of this seduction song, but the version I'm currently in love with is sung by Eliza Carthy on "Rice" (the acoustic half of her double CD, "Red Rice"). (Her lyrics are actually less explicit than the version on DT.) I have transcribed most of the words from the recording, but there are a couple of holes. Has anybody figured out what goes in the brackets below?

Thanks for any help.

Chris Seymour

P.S. Presuming I fill these holes, I'd like to post this alternate version to DT for others to reference -- how do I do so with this or any other set of words?

CS

"THE MILLER AND THE LASS," Trad.
As sung by Eliza Carthy on "Rice."

There was a buxom and a brisk young lass
Went down to the mill one day, Oh
To get some corn all for to grind
[...] devil of it [...] miller could she find
Singing tum num doom dum day

At last the miller boy he did come in
And this young girl she did begin
"I've a peck of corn all for to grind
But I can't stay, I've got very little time."

"Come sit you down my sweet little dear
I cannot grind your corn, I fear
For the stones is high and the water's low
And I can't grind for the mill won't go."

So she sat down on a sack
And they talked of this and they talked of that
They talked of love of a [...] kind
And she soon found that the mill would grind

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 14-Jul-02.


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