Heart of the Hills Vol. 2

by Mardell McCombs

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    In vol. 2 you will find:

    Noble knights and fair ladies.

    Ignoble knights and faithless ladies.

    A dastardly villain gets his comeuppance!

    The sorrows and pleasures of love.

    Bonnie Prince Charlie takes the cake.

    A lively groundhog hunt. (Hey Grandpa! What’s for supper?)

    And the ever popular talking parrot.

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1.
Shady Grove 01:49
SHADY GROVE traditional Shady Grove, my little love Shady Grove I know Shady Grove my little love Bound for Shady Grove Cheeks as red as the blooming rose Eyes of deepest brown You’re the darling of my heart Stay till the sun goes down Wish I had a big fine horse Corn to feed him on Pretty little one stay with me Feed him when I’m gone Shady Grove, my little love Shady Grove I know Shady Grove my little love Bound for Shady Grove Went to see my Shady Grove Standing in the door Shoes and stockings in her hand Little bare feet on the floor When I was a little boy I wanted a barlow knife Now I want little Shady Grove To say she’ll be my wife Shady Grove, my little love Shady Grove I say Shady Grove my little love Don’t wait till the judgement day
2.
BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HAIR traditional Black is the color of my true loves hair His face is something wondrous fair The prettiest eyes and the neatest hands I love the ground whereon he stands I love my love and well he knows I love the ground whereon he goes If you on earth no more I see I can't serve you as you have me the winter's past and the leaves are green The time is past that we have seen But still I hope the time will come When you and I will be as one I go to the Clyde to mourn to weep Unsatisfied I never can sleep I'll write to you a few little lines I'll suffer death ten thousand times Black is the color of my true love hair His face is something wondrous fair The prettiest eyes and the neatest hands I love the ground whereon he stands
3.
THE GYPSY LADDIE traditional An English lord came home one night Inquiring for his lady The servants said on every hand She's gone with the gypsy laddie Go and saddle up my milk-white steed Go and saddle up my brownie And I will ride both night and day Till I overtake my bonnie Oh he rode east and he rode west Until at last he found her She was lying in the green green grass And the gypsy's arms all around her How can you leave your house and lands How can you leave your babies How can you leave your silks so fine To be a gypsy's bonnie? Oh come go home with me my love Come home and be my lover I'll furnish you with a room so neat With a silken bed and cover I won't go home with you kind sir Nor will I be your lover I care not for your room so neat Or a silken bed and cover It's I can leave my house and lands And I can leave my babies I'm a-going to roam this whole world round And be a gypsy's bonnie Well soon this lady changed her mind Her clothes grew old and faded Her shoes and clothes came off her feet And left them bare and naked What befell this lady next I think is worth relating Her gypsy found another love And left her heart a-breaking
4.
OVER THE RIVER CHARLIE Traditional Charlie's neat and Charlie's sweet Charlie he's a dandy Charlie he's the very lad That stole my striped candy Over the river to feed my sheep Over the river Charlie Over the river to feed my sheep And measure up my barley My pretty little pink I once did think I never could do without you But now that I've lost all hopes of you I care very little about you Over the river to feed my sheep Over the river Charlie Over the river to feed my sheep And measure up my barley Don't want your wheat Don't want your cheat And neither do I want your barley But I'll take a little of the best you've got To bake a cake for Charlie Over the river to feed my sheep Over the river Charlie Over the river to feed my sheep And measure up my barley
5.
THE HOUSE CARPENTER traditional Well met, well met my own true love Well met, well met said he I have come from far across the sea And it's all for the sake of thee I could have married a kings daughter fair Oh she would have married me But I have forsaken the crown of gold And it's all for the sake of thee If you could have married a kings daughter sir I'm sure I'm not too blame For I have married me a house carpenter And I'm sure he's a fine young man Oh won't you leave your house carpenter and sail away with me I'll take you to where the grass grows green Down in sweet Italy But if I leave my house carpenter And sail away with ye What will you have to maintain me upon While we are far across the sea Well I've twelve ships upon the sea Twelve more upon the land Twelve and twenty bold sailor-men To be all at your command She turned herself three times around Kissed her babies one, two, three Farewell, farewell my sweet little babes Keep your father sweet company They had not sailed but about two weeks I'm sure it was not three When that lady began to weep And she wept most bitterly Are you weeping for your house carpenter Are you weeping for your store Or are you weeping for your sweet little babes That you never shall see anymore? Not a-weeping for my house carpenter Not a-weeping for my store Yes I'm weeping for my sweet little babes That I never shall see anymore They had not sailed but about three weeks I'm sure it was not four When that ship sprang a leak and she sank And she sank to rise no more What hills, what hills so fair so white What hills so white and fair Well those be the hills of heaven my dear But you won't never go there What hills, what hills so dark, so black What hills as black as coal Well those be the hills of hell my dear And it's there that you must surely go I wish I'd never seen your face Wish I'd never seen your gold I wish I was back with my little carpenter For he would never use me so
6.
Groundhog 01:55
GROUNDHOG traditional Whet up your knife and whistle up your dog Whet up your knife and whistle up your dog We’re off to the woods to catch a groundhog Whack fol diddle lolly day ‘Pears we’re gonna need a ten foot pole “Pears we’re gonna need a ten foot pole To twist that whistle pig outta his hole Whack fol diddle lolly day Bess and Rover done got him treed Bess and Rover done got him treed Biggest ol’ groundhog I ever seed Whack fol diddle lolly day Look at them dogs, they’re goin’ wild Look at them dogs, they’re goin’ wild They’ll eat that hog fore he’s cooked or biled Whack fol diddle lolly day Work, boys work as fast as you can Work, boys work as fast as you can Skin him and clean him and throw him in the pan Whack fol diddle lolly day Up steps Johnny with a snigger and a grin Up steps Johnny with a snigger and a grin Groundhog grease all over his chin Whack fol diddle lolly day Cornbread in the skillet and butter in the churn Cornbread in the skillet and butter in the churn If that ain’t groundhog, I’ll be durned Whack fol diddle lolly day Whack fol diddle lolly day
7.
FALSE SIR JOHN traditional False Sir John a'wooing came To a lady fine and fair May Colvin was this lady's name And her father's only heir Her father's only heir He wooed her while she spun the thread And while she made the hay Until he gained her low consent To mount and ride away To mount and ride away It's bring me some of your father's gold And some of your mother's fee And I'll take you to a far off place And there we'll married be And there we'll married be She's gone into her father's coffers Where all of his monies lay She's took the yellow and left the white And lightly skipped away And lightly skipped away She'e gone into her father's stables Where all of his steeds did stand She's took the best and left the worst In all of her father's lands In all of her father's lands She's mounted on a milk white steed And he on a dapple grey And they rode till they come to a lonesome place A cliff by the side of the sea A cliff by the side of the sea Light down, light down, said False Sir John Your bridal bed you see It's seven women have I drowned here And the eighth one you shall be The eighth one you shall be Have, have off, your holland smock Embroidered all around For it's too fine and costly To rot on the cold cold ground To rot on the cold cold ground Have off, have off your silks so fine And lay them on a stone For they're too fine and costly To rot in the salt sea foam To rot in the salt sea foam Have off, have off, your leather gloves Likewise your handsome shoes For they're too fine and costly To drown in the sea with you To drown in the sea with you Turn around, turn around, oh False Sir John And gaze at the leaves on the tree For it don't become a gentleman A naked woman to see A naked woman to see As False Sir John has turned around To gaze at the leaves on the tree She made a dash with her tender little arms And pushed him into the sea And pushed him into the sea Oh help! Oh help! May Colvin Oh, help! Or I shall drown I'll take thee back to thy father's house And lightly set thee down And lightly set thee down No help, no help oh False Sir John No help will you get from me Thy bed's no colder to thee Sir Than you thought to give to me Than you thought to give it to me She's mounted on the milk white steed And led the dapple grey And rode till she come to her father's house At the breaking of the day The breaking of the day Then up and spoke her little parrot Said May Colvin where have you been And what have you done with False Sir John Who went with you riding Who went with you riding Hold your tongue, hold your tongue, my pretty parrot And tell no tales on me And I'll buy you a cage of beaten gold With spokes of ivory With spokes of ivory
8.
WHAT’LL I DO WITH THE BABY-O traditional What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o If he won’t go to sleepy-o Wrap him up in calico Wrap him up in calico Wrap him up in calico Send him to his mammy-o What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o If he won’t go to sleepy-o Pull his nose and tickle his chin Pull his nose and tickle his chin Pull his nose and tickle his chin Wrap him up in the countypin What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o If he won’t go to sleepy-o Dance him north and dance him south Dance him north and dance him south Dance him north and dance him south Pour a little moonshine in his mouth What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o What’ll I do with the baby-o If he won’t go to sleepy-o Every time that baby cries Stick my find in the baby’s eyes That’s what I’ll do with the baby-o That’s what I’ll do with the baby-o
9.
I NEVER WILL MARRY traditional One morning I rambled Down by the seashore And the wind it did whistle And the waves they did roar I spied a pretty fair maid She gave a pitiful cry And it sounded so lonesome It swept up so high Said William to Molly If you will agree To give your consent, love To marry me My mind is to marry And never to part For the first time I saw you You wounded my heart Go away from me William And leave me alone For I'm just a poor girl And a long ways from home I never will marry I'll be no man's wife I expect to live single All the days of my life The shell in the ocean Shall be my death-bed While the fish in deep waters Swim over my head She cast her fair body In the water so deep And closed her pretty blue eyes Forever to sleep
10.
LORD THOMAS AND FAIR ELLENDER traditional O mother O mother come riddle it down Come riddle three hearts as one O shall I marry Fair Ellender Or bring the Brown Girl home Well the Brown Girl she's got house and lands Fair Ellender, she has none So the best advice I can give you my son Is to bring me the Brown Girl home He rode till he came to Fair Ellender's gate He drew all in his rein No one so ready as Fair Ellender herself To rise and bid him come in O what's the news? Lord Thomas she cried What's the news you have brung to me I've come to ask you to my wedding day Now what do you think of me O mother O mother come riddle it down Come riddle three hearts as one O shall I go to Lord Thomas' wedding Or stay at home and mourn Well the Brown Girl, she's go business there You know that you have got none So the best advice I can give you my daughter Is to stay at home and mourn Fair Ellender dressed in a snow white gown Her maids they dressed all in green And every town that they rode through They took her to be some queen She rode till she came to Lord Thomas' gate She drew all in her rein No one so happy as Lord Thomas himself To rise and bid her come in Lord Thomas he drew her by his side As they strode through the hall He sat her down in a fine rocking chair Amongst those ladies all Is this your bride? Lord Thomas she cried She looks so wonderful brown You could have married as fair a maid As ever the sun shone on Dispraise her not Fair Ellender he cried Dispraise her not to me For I think more of your little finger Than of her whole body O the Brown Girl had a little pen knife It being both keen and sharp Betwixt the long ribs and the short Pierced Fair Ellender to the heart O what's the matter Lord Thomas he cried You look so pale and wan You used to have as rosy a color As ever the sun shone on O are you blind? Lord Thomas she cried How is it you cannot see O can't you see my own heart's blood Go trailing down to my knee Lord Thomas he drew his sword by his side As he ran through the hall He cut off the head of his bonny brown bride And kicked it against the wall Then placing the handle to the wall And the dagger towards his heart Said did you ever see three true loves meet Who had so soon to part O mother O mother go and make my bed Make it both long and deep And bury Fair Ellender by my side And the Brown Girl at my feet

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released September 16, 2019

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