Bold Young Farmer
Eva Cassidy Lyrics


A bold young farmer courted me
He stole my heart and my liberty
He stole my heart without free goodwill
And I must confess that I love him still

I wish, I wish but it?s all in vain
I wish I was a maid again
But a maid again I never can be
Since such a young fellow lies still by me
There sits a bird in yonder tree
Some say he's blind and cannot see
And I wish it was the same with me
Before I took up with your company

I wish my babe so tiny was born
And smiling on his father?s knee
And I poor girl was dead and gone
With the green grass growing all over me

Go dig my grave, dig long and deep
Place a marble stone at my head and feet
And on my heart put a snow white dove
To let the world know that I died for love

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Lex Stikvoort

A bold young farmer courted me
He stole my heart and my liberty
He stole my heart without free goodwill
And I must confess that I love him still
I wish, I wish but it's all in vain
I wish I was a maid again
But a maid again I never can be
Since such a young fellow lies still by me
There sits a bird in yonder tree
Some say he's blind and cannot see
And I wish it was the same with me
Before I took up with your company
I wish my babe so tiny was born
And smiling on his father's knee
And I poor girl was dead and gone
With the green grass growing all over me
Go dig my grave, dig long and deep
Place a marble stone at my head and feet
And on my heart put a snow white dove
To let the world know that I died for love



All comments from YouTube:

Diana R.

A hauntingly beautiful song that I can't get enough of lately. I wish Eva was still alive so I could hear more of her wonderful songs. r.i.p. 🎶

Steven Printz

Ev Cassidy was the most talented, versatile singer whose vocal command leaves listeners deeply in awe of hrr ability to evoke a resonating response to such a beautifully delivered interpretation of the songs which meant thr most to her. If you have not exhausted her works you arr missing out.

Charlene Francom

Never heard this one before!!! Love it!!!

Miriam Meara

I absolutely love Eva's version of this song. I have tried to cover it on my channel, but I wish I'll ever come close to her wonderful singing :)

Michael Orzolick

I’m listening to this for first time. Came across Eva little over a year ago and glad I did
RIP Angel 👼 Eva Cassidy

Sean Malynn

Love you dear Eva...true artist and an amazing vocalist.....with a heart that you put into songs every time..

Krzysztof Wójcik

Kawałek genialny. Coś pięknego. Wokal nieziemski. Beautiful!

Barbara Dziudziel

tak samo uważam! ;)

Ruth Wilson

Love Eva Cassidy's beautiful voice; its a favorite on Pandora..!

Lex Stikvoort

A bold young farmer courted me
He stole my heart and my liberty
He stole my heart without free goodwill
And I must confess that I love him still
I wish, I wish but it's all in vain
I wish I was a maid again
But a maid again I never can be
Since such a young fellow lies still by me
There sits a bird in yonder tree
Some say he's blind and cannot see
And I wish it was the same with me
Before I took up with your company
I wish my babe so tiny was born
And smiling on his father's knee
And I poor girl was dead and gone
With the green grass growing all over me
Go dig my grave, dig long and deep
Place a marble stone at my head and feet
And on my heart put a snow white dove
To let the world know that I died for love

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