Mudcat Café message #315137 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11671   Message #315137
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
09-Oct-00 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Richard Thompson: Your Favourite Song?
Subject: Lyr Add: DEVONSIDE (Richard Thompson)
Devonside

By Devon Side she was a-marching
It was a gang of no great size
And surrender was the banner that she carried
And hungry was the shiver in her eyes

She met a boy,his health was failing
She dropped the banner and took her prize
And the only food she had was bread and morphine
But he fed on the shiver in her eyes

By Devon Side,his love was drifting
He looked for comfort otherwise
And there never was a rope or chain about him
She held him with the shiver in her eyes

She said My John,I'll be your pillow
I'll be your lover,mother,Whore and wife
And he knew that he had loved and never seen her
When the light fell from the shiver in her eyes