She's Like The Swallow

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She's like the swallow that flies so high,
She's like the river that never runs dry.
She's like the sunshine on the lee shore,
I love my love, but love is no more.

Down to the garden this maid did go,
Plucking the beautiful primrose.
The more she plucked, the more she did pull
Until she had her apron full.

She climbed to yonder hill above,
To give a rose unto her love.
She gave him one, she gave him three,
She gave her heart for company.

But as they stood on yonder hill,
His heart grew harder, harder still.
She said "Young man, what have you done?
You have two hearts instead of one.”

"How foolish, foolish you must be,
To think I love no one but thee.
The world's not made for one alone,
I take delight in everyone."

She takes her roses and makes a bed,
A stony pillow for her head.
She laid her down, no more did say,
She let her roses fade away.

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from Lay Your Dark Low, released November 11, 2013

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