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JWB Origins: Early, Early in the Spring (19) ADD Version: Early in the Spring 13 Jan 11


In hopes that this thread attains comprehensiveness, here is the version Judy Collins recorded (referenced in message above dated 18 Jul 03 - 10:31 PM). This is from memory, not from the LP itself.

EARLY IN THE SPRING

So early early in the Spring
I shipped on board to serve my king.
I left my dearest dear behind;
She ofttimes swore her love was mine.

And all the time that I sailed the seas
I could not find a moment's ease
In thinking of my dearest dear,
And never a word from her did I hear.

At last we sailed into Glasgow town.
I strode the streets both up and down
Inquiring of my dearest dear,
But never a word of her did I hear.

I went straightway to her father's hall
And loudly for my love did call.
"My daughter's married, she's a rich man's wife,
She's wed to another much better, for life."

Since the girl is married that I adore
I'm sure I'll stay on land no more.
I'll sail the seas 'til the day I die;
I'll break the waves rolling mountains high.

Jerry


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