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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Griesly Bride


by John Manifold and Tom Campbell

Listen and Purchase

Lie down, my newly married wife
Lie easy as you can
You're young and ill-accustomed yet
To sleeping with a man

The snow was deep, the moon was full
As it shown on the cabin floor
His young bride rose without a word
And ran barefoot through the door

He up and followed fast and sure
And an angry man was he
But his young bride wasn't e'er in sight
And only the moon shown clearly

He followed her track through the new, deep snow
Calling out loud her name
Only the dingoes in the hills
Yowled back at him again

Then the hair stood up along his neck
And his angry mind was gone
For where the two-foot track gave out
A four-footed track went on

Her nightgown lay upon the snow
As it might on a bedsheet
And the tracks that led from where it lay
Were never of human feet

Then his heart turned over in his chest
He looked from side to side
And he thought more of his gumwood fire
Than he did of his griesly bride

He first started in to walking back
Then he began to run
And his quarry turned all in her track
And hunted him in turn

Oh, long may his fire burn for him
As he lies in a crimson tide
Beware, beware, o trapper man,
Beware of a griesly bride

Down in the Valley / Jennifer Juniper


I sing only the rip-your-heart-out portion of Down in the Valley, in preparation for the pinch-your-cheeks charm of Jennifer Juniper, which is, of course, by Donovan Leitch.

Listen and Purchase

If you don't love me
Then love whom you please
Throw your arms 'round him
Give your heart ease

Give your heart ease, dear
Give your heart ease
Throw your arms round him
Give your heart ease

Jennifer Juniper lives upon the hill
Jennifer Juniper, sitting very still
Is she sleeping? I don't think so
Is she breathing? Yes, very low
Whatchya doin', Jennifer, my love?

Jennifer Juniper rides a dapple mare
Jennifer Juniper, lilacs in her hair
Is she dreaming? Yes, I think so
Is she pretty? Yes, ever so
Whatchya doin', Jennifer, my love?

I'm thinking of
What it would be like if she loved me
You know, just lately
This happy song, it came along,
And I had to somehow try and tell you

Jennifer Juniper, hair of golden flax
Jennifer Juniper longs for what she lacks
Do you like her? Yes, I do, sir
Would you love her? Yes, I would, sir
Whatchya doin', Jennifer, my love?