Rosemary Lane

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Our take on a beautiful traditional song.

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When I was in service in Rosemary Lane
I won the goodwill of my master and dame
Till a sailor came there one night to lie
And that was the beginning of my misery

He asked for a candle to light him to bed
Likewise a silk hankerchief to tie round his head
To tie round his head, as sailors will do
And then he said 'Polly, will you come too?'

Well this girl, being foolish, she thought it no harm
To lie on the bed to keep herself warm
And what was done there I will never disclose
But I wish that short night had been seven long years

Early next morning, the sailor arose
And into my apron three guineas did throw
Saying this will I give you and more will I do
If you'll be my Polly wherever I go

If it's a boy, he'll fight for the king
And if it's a girl she'll wear a gold ring
She'll wear a cold ring and a dress all aflame...

A gold ring, a dress aflame
A gold ring, a dress aflame
She will remember my service in Rosemary lane.

When I was in service in Rosemary Lane
I won the goodwill of my master and dame
Till a sailor came there one night to lie
And that was the beginning of my misery.

credits

released September 11, 2018
Arranged by Diana de Cabarrus, Barry Hughes, Anne Aulmann, Andy Philip
Percussion - Jack Fawcett
Bass - Barry Hughes
Cello/vocals - Anne Aulmann
Guitar/vocals - Diana de Cabarrus
Accordion -Andy Philip
Recorded and produced by John Wills at The Imaginarium

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