"Courting Blues" as written by and Bert Jansch....
Green are your eyes
In the morning, when you rise
Don't you be afraid to lie
By me, my love
Your father will not know

Love can be broken
Though no words are spoken
Don't you be afraid to lie
By me, my love
Your father will not know

Love, don't cry
I'll never try
Don't you be afraid to lie
By me, my love
Your father will not know

Green are your eyes
In the morning, when you rise
Don't you be afraid to lie
By me, my love
Your father will be told someday
About our wedding day


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"Courting Blues" as written by Bert Jansch

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    General CommentA Bert Jansch cover. Kinda creepy, no? I love Nick's choices of covers. What was it about this song that drew him to it?
    lunaharpuaon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me laugh because when I first heard it, I was a little creeped out as it describes my situation completely. My eyes are green and my father is very overprotective when it comes to members of the opposite sex. (which would explain lack of boyfriend lol) but it's a beautiful song and definatley my favourite next to cello song. Nick Drake's voice is so quiet and flawless in all his songs.
    BloodBlackon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCheck out the version of thisv by Lisa Hannigan from her album Sea Sew. It's very good, too.
    TheThornBirdson March 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNick's voice is so seductive in this song. I heard a lot of praise for the B. Jansch original, I find this cover so much more sensual.
    aventurineon January 06, 2012   Link

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