MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Green Valley
Mrs. Leonard Molloy NFLD 2 Tape 17A Track 2
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

A young man courted me earnestly
It was to his wish I did agree
He had a false and a flattering heart
He courted me when I was young

It was on a book he got me to swear
Saying that was her love I do declare
To wed no man no man but he
As the sun rose down over yon Green Valley

You have a [heart love?] and I got none
Pray give me mine love and keep your own
For you're as false as the wavering wind
And I dote no more on false mankind

You caught me fast not to let me go
Saying you are my love by right you know
Perform those promise you made to me
As the sun rose down over yon green valley

Now he's gone and left me behind
Some other fair one has changed his mind
Some other fair one of a high degree
Have changed his mind from yon green valley

I wished, I wished and l wished in vain
I wished l was a maid again
A maid a maid I will never be
Until apples grows on laurel trees

I’ll sing this verse and I’ll sing no more
Since the lad has left me gone far away
Since the lad has left me gone far away
Have changed his mind from yon valley


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