Friday, 3 February 2012

Music in the Morning No. 244 – Linda Thompson

 

What wonders await this good morn!

Linda Thompson, formerly married to Richard Thompson but incredibly talented in her own right, sings a song of the most exquisite beauty.

 

Linda Thompson                                                      I Live Not Where I Love

     
 

I Live Not Where I Love

Come all ye maids who live at a distance
Many's the mile from off your swain
Come and assist me this very moment
For to pass away some time
Singing sweetly and completely
Songs of pleasure and of love
For my heart is with him altogether
Though I live not where I love

When I sleep I dream about you
When I wake I take no rest
Every moment thinking of you
My heart is fixed in your breast
Though far distance
May be of assistance
If from my mind your love remove
Well my heart is with you altogether
Though I live not where I love

All the world shall be of one religion
All living things shall cease to die
If ever I should prove false to my jewel
Or any way his love deny
World shall change
And be most strange
If from my mind your love remove
For my heart is with you altogether
Though I live not where I love

So farewell lads and farewell lassies
Now I think I've made my choice
I will away to yonder mountain
Where I think I hear his voice
And if he beckons I will follow
Round the world that it is so wide
For young Thomas he did promise
I should be his lawful bride

O, come all ye maids who live at a distance
Many's the mile from off your swain
Come and assist me this very moment
For to pass away some time
Singing sweetly and completely
Songs of pleasure and of love
For my heart is with him altogether
Though I live not where I love

 

 

 

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