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Broom blooms bonny, song / Maureen Jelks, singing in English

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It is talked it is talked all the world ‘round
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
That the king's yae daughter is with child to her brother
And they’ll never go down to the broom any more.

He has taken yae sister down to her father’s deer park
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
With a yew tree bow and arrow stuck fast at his back
And they’ll never go down to the broom any more.

Now when that ye hear me give a loud cry
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
Shoot an arrow from your bow and there let me lie
And we’ll never go down to the broom any more.

Now when that he heard her give a loud cry
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
An arrow for his bow he suddenly let fly
Now they’ll never go down to the broom any more.

He has now dug a grave that was long and deep
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
He has laid his sister there with her bairn at her feet
Now they’ll never go down to the broom any more.

Now when he reached his father’s court hall
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
There was [filling] and dancing and minstrels and all
But they’ll never go down to the broom any more.

Oh Willie dear oh Willie what marks you all in pain
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
I have lost a sheath and knife and I'll never see it again
And we’ll never go down to the broom any more.

There are ships of your father’s a sailing on the sea
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
That’ll bring as good a sheath and a knife unto ye
But we’ll never go down to the broom any more.

There are ships of my father’s a sailing on the sea
The broom blooms bonnie and see it is fair
But such a sheath and knife they can never bring to me
And we’ll never go down to the broom any more.

Broom blooms bonny, song / Maureen Jelks, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:710-NC-V8
Main Performer: Maureen Jelks
Title:Broom blooms bonny [videorecording] / Maureen Jelks, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Format:Video
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:The Rusty Nail Bar, Crossconnell, Co Donegal
Recording Date:24 March 2003
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 8 min. 36 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:3960

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