"Blackwater Side" as written by Bert Jansch and Dp,....
One morning fair I took he air
Down by blackwater side
Twas gazing all around me
The Irish lad I spied

All through the fore part of the night
We lay in sport and play
Till this young man arose and gathered his clothes
Saying 'Fare thee well today
That's not the promise that you gave to me

When first you lay on my breast
You could make me believe with your lying tongue
That the sun rose in the West

Well then go home to your father's garden
Go home and weep your fill
And think on your own misfortune
That you've brought with your want and will.


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    General CommentI love this song immensely. I was lead to it from Led Zeppelin, which is the most obvious connection I think. Best video I can find is here: youtube.com/…
    I doubt anyone else will ever comment here, ever again, but if you read this comment I want you to know that I think this song is beautiful. I've had it on repeat for a while now, ahaha... I dunno. Without getting all weird and emotional, I just want to say that I'm glad someone else has found their way here, and you're not alone. Folk music forever!
    RamuneDrinkon November 29, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOne morning fair I took the air
    Down by Blackwater side
    'Twas gazing all, all around me
    The Irish lad I spied

    All through the fore part of the night
    We lay in sport and play
    'Till this young man arose and gathered his clothes
    Saying 'Fare thee well today'

    That's not the promise that you gave to me
    When first you lay on my breast
    You could make me believe with your lying tongue
    That the sun rose in the West

    Well then go home to your father's garden
    Go home and weep your fill
    And think on your own misfortune
    That you've brought with your wanton will

    One morning fair I took the air
    Down by Blackwater side
    'Twas gazing all, all around me
    The Irish lad I'd spied
    RamuneDrinkon November 29, 2011   Link

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