"The Abduction of Margaret" as written by and Colin Meloy....
And all the while whispering arbors
Provide cover

What previous witnessed ardor
Of our lovers

Our heroine here falls prey to
Her abductor

All a gallop with Margaret slung rude
Cross withers

Having clamped her innocent fingers
In fetters

This villain must calculate crossing
The ? river

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"The Abduction Of Margaret" as written by Colin Meloy


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    General Comment[original narrator lover-boy]

    The thick branches and vines form the bed (that Margaret still sleeps in, beast-guy off on the town)
    the same bed that once held the warmth of the two "lovers"
    Margaret gets abducted by the Rake

    The Rake runs away with Margaret thrown over his shoulder
    but only after tying up her fingers (hands)
    The Rake has to formulate a plan for crossing a wild river to get away successfully

    [Can he get away with Margaret? Will she bear another "love" child and stay with a new abusive man/beast for no reason? Onto the next song!...]
    wanderingaloudon March 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually, wanderingaloud, Margaret isn't thrown across the Rake's shoulder, she's thrown over the backside of a horse (I know withers are some part of a horse). Also 'a-gallop' was sort of a giveaway. And plus, it's much more efficient to abduct someone with the use of a horse than on foot. :)
    mister care-too-muchon April 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhy does this song sound exactly like A Bower Scene?
    I can't decide if this is cheap, or if they use this melody every time someone is facing a challenge/there is danger in general (Margaret going into the taiga, the Rake crossing the river after abducting Margaret)?
    Agh. Any thoughts??
    mister care-too-muchon April 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow do you know that the rake abducts her?
    blackstarwhitequeenon June 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationMargret was taken by Rake and he bound her hands, throwing her across the back of a horse. He then crosses the river.
    Astarte24on November 13, 2012   Link

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