Clyde Waters (child 216) Uke tab by Anaïs Mitchell

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Willie sits in his stable door

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And he's combing his coal-black steed

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And he's doubting on fair Margaret's love

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And his heart began to bleed

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“Give corn unto my horse mother

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And meat to my man John

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And I'll away to fair Margaret's bower

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Before the night comes on ”


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Oh stay at home with me dear Willie

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Oh stay at home with me

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And the very best cock in all the roost

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Your own supper shall be

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It's all your cocks in all your roosts

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I value not a pin

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But I'll away to fair Margaret's bower

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Before the night sets in ”


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If you go to fair Margaret's bower

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Without the leave of me

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In the deepest part of the Clyde water

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Then drowned you shall be

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Oh the good steed that I ride upon

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Cost me thrice thirty pounds

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And I'll put trust in his swift feet

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To take me safe and sound


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He's ridden o'er the high high hills

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And he's down the dowy den

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And the noise that was in the Clyde water

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Would have feared five hundred men

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O roaring Clyde you roar so loud

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Your streams are wondrous strong

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Make me a wreck as I come back

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But spare me as I'm going


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Oh when he's got to fair Margaret's bower

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He's turled low on the pin

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Oh wake up me May Margaret

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Rise up and let me in

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Oh who is this at my bower door

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Calling May Margaret's name

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It's only your first love little William

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This night come to her home


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Open up your gates this night

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Open and let me in

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For me boots they are full of the Clyde water


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And I'm frozen to the skin

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Me barns are full of corn Willie

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And the stable's full of hay

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And me bower's full of gentle-men

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They'll not remove till day

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Then it's fare thee well to you May Margaret

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And it's fare thee well and adieu

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For I have won my mother's own curse

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In coming this night to you

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And as he's ridden o'er the high high hill

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And down yon dowy den

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And the rushing in the Clyde wa-ter

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Took Willie's cane from him

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And he's leaned him over his saddle-bow

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To catch his cane again

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And the rushing in the Clyde water

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Took Willie's hat from him

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And he's leaned him o’er his saddle-bow

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To catch his hat by force

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But the rushing in the Clyde wa-ter

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Took Willie from his horse


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And the very hour that young man sank

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Into the parts so deep

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There up and awoke this May Margaret

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Out from her drowsy sleep

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Come here come here my mother dear

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And you read my dreary dream

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I dreamed my lover was at our gates

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And nobody let him in



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Lie down lie down you May Margaret

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Lie down and take your rest

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For since your lover was at our gates

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It's but two quarters passed

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Then nimbly nimbly rose she up

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And went down to the river's brim

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And the louder that this lady cried

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The louder grew the wind


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And the very first step that she went in

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She stepped up to her feet

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And it's oh and alas this lady cried

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The water's wondrous deep

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And the very next step that she went in

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She's waded to her knee

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Says she I would wade farther in

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If I my true love I could see


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And the very next step that she went in

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She's waded to her chin

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And in the deepest part of Clyde water

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She found sweet William in

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Saying You have had a cruel mother Willie

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And I have had another

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And now we'll sleep in Clyde wa-ter

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Like sister and like brother

 

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