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Never Ever Lay Them Down
Nancy Kerr Lyrics


Cast down in stony gardens
Sweet visitor we heard you say
There grows no grass
And none shall pass
Till some great day of judgement
Oh are we bound for glory
Born on a little fortune's way
Or are we bound for some dark town
And some great northern story

And it's cold, cold, the winter's hold
She shall not think of stalling
She's proud, proud, of every cloud
And will never ever lay them down
Love, love, the winds above
To blow towards your calling
Behold in dreams
Your true love stings
And never ever lay them down

Oh once I played the lover
To follow on a swallow's tail
And what I'd give for to relive
My days of being a rover
But wrapped in love's embraces
Like summer in a silken gown,
How could I pawn what we have sworn
Lay down your gold and silver

And it's cold, cold, the winter's hold
She shall not think of stalling
She's proud, proud, of every cloud
And will never ever lay them down
Love, love, the winds above
To blow towards your calling
Behold in dreams
Your true love stings
And never ever lay them down

Do you see black beaks a gleaming
Did you ever see a magpie's wing
My love did drop those greedy birds
To fill our hearts with singing
Cast down by steel cathedrals
My lover is a fallen star
Who's spark shall stoke
This heart that broke
Held in his hand a beating

And it's cold, cold, the winter's hold
She shall not think of stalling
She's proud, proud, of every cloud
And will never ever lay them down
Love, love, the winds above
To blow towards your calling
Behold in dreams
Your true love stings
And never ever lay them down

Kind eyes in trepidation
Whatever do you hear behold
Cold labour's done and nothing won
Grey stone around your children
But freedom's eyes are golden
And glitter like a silver crown
And none shall fear while love is here
Cast down in stony gardens

And it's cold, cold, the winter's hold
She shall not think of stalling
She's proud, proud, of every cloud
And will never ever lay them down
Love, love, the winds above
To blow towards your calling
Behold in dreams
Your true love stings
And never ever lay them down

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Alex in Tokyo

Lyrics, as heard and transcribed by me, for those that want them:


Cast down in stony gardens,
Sweet visitor we heard you say,
There grows no grass,
And none shall pass,
'Til some great day of judgement.

Oh, are we bound for glory,
Born on a little fortune's way,
Or are we bound,
for some dark town,
And some great northern story?

REFRAIN:
And it's cold, cold, the winter's hold,
She shall not think of stalling,
She's proud, proud,
Of every cloud,
And will never ever lay them down.

Love, Love, the winds above,
Do blow towards your calling,
Behold in dreams,
Your truelove's schemes,
And never ever lay them down.

Oh, once I played the lover,
To follow on a swallow's tail,
And what I'd give
For to relive,
My days of being a rover.

But wrapped in love's embraces,
Like summer in a silken gown,
How could I pawn,
What we have sworn,
Lay down your gold and silver.

REFRAIN

Do you see black peaks a-gleaming,
Did you ever see a magpie's wing,
My love did rob,
Those greedy gods,
To fill our hearts with singing.

Cast down by steel cathedrals,
My lover is a fallen star,
Whose spark shall stoke,
This heart that broke,
Held in his hand a-beating.

REFRAIN

Kind eyes in trepidation,
Whatever do you here behold,
Bold labour's done,
And nothing won,
Grey stone around your children.

But freedom's eyes are golden,
And glitter like a silver crown,
And none shall fear,
While love is here,
Cast down in stony gardens.

REFRAIN



Nancy Jephcote

The lyrics are included in the early part of the comments. I copied them, so here you go:Cast down in stony gardens,
Sweet visitor we heard you say,
There grows no grass,
And none shall pass,
'Til some great day of judgement.

Oh, are we bound for glory,
Born on a little fortune's way,
Or are we bound,
for some dark town,
And some great northern story?

REFRAIN:
And it's cold, cold, the winter's hold,
She shall not think of stalling,
She's proud, proud,
Of every cloud,
And will never ever lay them down.

Love, Love, the winds above,
Do blow towards your calling,
Behold in dreams,
Your truelove's schemes,
And never ever lay them down.

Oh, once I played the lover,
To follow on a swallow's tail,
And what I'd give
For to relive,
My days of being a rover.

But wrapped in love's embraces,
Like summer in a silken gown,
How could I pawn,
What we have sworn,
Lay down your gold and silver.

REFRAIN

Do you see black peaks a-gleaming,
Did you ever see a magpie's wing,
My love did rob,
Those greedy gods,
To fill our hearts with singing.

Cast down by steel cathedrals,
My lover is a fallen star,
Whose spark shall stoke,
This heart that broke,
Held in his hand a-beating.

REFRAIN

Kind eyes in trepidation,
Whatever do you here behold,
Bold labour's done,
And nothing won,
Grey stone around your children.

But freedom's eyes are golden,
And glitter like a silver crown,
And none shall fear,
While love is here,
Cast down in stony gardens.

REFRAIN



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Robert Charlesworth

Singing and playing different notes on the fiddle at the same time - not easy! Great playing and a wonderful arrangement.

Alex in Tokyo

Lyrics, as heard and transcribed by me, for those that want them:


Cast down in stony gardens,
Sweet visitor we heard you say,
There grows no grass,
And none shall pass,
'Til some great day of judgement.

Oh, are we bound for glory,
Born on a little fortune's way,
Or are we bound,
for some dark town,
And some great northern story?

REFRAIN:
And it's cold, cold, the winter's hold,
She shall not think of stalling,
She's proud, proud,
Of every cloud,
And will never ever lay them down.

Love, Love, the winds above,
Do blow towards your calling,
Behold in dreams,
Your truelove's schemes,
And never ever lay them down.

Oh, once I played the lover,
To follow on a swallow's tail,
And what I'd give
For to relive,
My days of being a rover.

But wrapped in love's embraces,
Like summer in a silken gown,
How could I pawn,
What we have sworn,
Lay down your gold and silver.

REFRAIN

Do you see black peaks a-gleaming,
Did you ever see a magpie's wing,
My love did rob,
Those greedy gods,
To fill our hearts with singing.

Cast down by steel cathedrals,
My lover is a fallen star,
Whose spark shall stoke,
This heart that broke,
Held in his hand a-beating.

REFRAIN

Kind eyes in trepidation,
Whatever do you here behold,
Bold labour's done,
And nothing won,
Grey stone around your children.

But freedom's eyes are golden,
And glitter like a silver crown,
And none shall fear,
While love is here,
Cast down in stony gardens.

REFRAIN

Colin Hesketh

Amazing voices. I wish I could play the fiddle like her.

Woody Woodlice

@Obadiah Von Death Me too!

Obadiah Von Death

i wish i could play the fiddle like anyone!

Pete Hill

i met Nancy 200 years ago in London docklands, she was a shawl trader, i was a coal merchant.

Ignacio Tyson

@Thomas Gage damn! It took about 10 mins but it reallyworked!

Graham Nelson

Gorgeous. Wonderfully executed.  (The harmonies are perfect.)

Sam D

Very extraordinary performance, very special... What a rich ancient tradition !!

meriel mccarron

absolutely lovely- you are both amazing

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