Maivish

Lonesome Woods

Through lonesome woods I made my way
As dark, as dark, as dark could be
The leaves were shivering on every tree
Oh don’t you think that was a grief for me

As I went up to Dibden town
I saw my true love sitting down
I saw her sitting on another man’s knee
Oh don’t you think that was a grief for me

I called my true love by her name
And she arose and to me came
I gave her kisses one, two, three
But none so sweet as she once gave me

Now summer’s here and winter’s gone
An the small birds from their nests have sprung
She told me plainly to my face
“Oh, you’re not the young man I love the best”

Now summer’s gone and winter’s come
And the wild birds to the south have flown
I would go with them my heart to mend
And save my love for a better friend

Through lonesome woods I took my way
As dark, as dark, as dark could be
The leaves were shivering on every tree
Oh don’t you think that was a grief for me

– English Traditional