Mooncoin - A Fathomless Sea

A Fathomless Sea CD Cover

A Fathomless Sea

Lyrics

Majn rue-plaz

Nit such mich wu die mirten grinen,
gefinsst mich dortn nit, majn schaz.
Wo lebnss welkn baj maschinen,
dortn is majn rue-plaz.
Nit such mich wu die fejgl singen,
gefinsst mich dortn nit, majn schaz.
Ach schklaf bin ich, wu kejtn klingen,
dortn is majn rue-plaz.
Nit such mich wu fontanen schprizn
gefinsst mich dortn nit, majn schaz.
Wu trern rinen, zejner krizn,
dortn is majn rue-plaz
Un libsstu mich mit warer libe,
to kum zu mir majn guter schaz
Un hajter läuft majn harz getribe,
un mach mir siss majn rue-plaz.

I am stretched on your grave

I am stretched on your grave
And I'll lie here forever
If your hands were in mine
I'd be sure they would not sever
My apple tree, my brightness
It's time we were together
For I smell of the earth
And I'm worn by the weather
When my family think
That I'm safely in my bed
Oh from morn until night
I am stretched out at your head
Calling out unto the earth
With tears hot and wild
For the loss of the girl
That I loved as a child
Do you remember the night
Oh the night when we were lost
In the shade of the blackthorn
And the torch of the frost
Oh and thanks be to Jesus
We did all that was right
And your maidenhead still
Is your pillar of light

She’s Like The Swallow

She’s like the swallow that flies on high
She’s like the river that never runs dry
She’s like the sun beaming on the lea-shore
I love my love, but love is no more
Maiden into her garden did go
For to pluck her some wild primrose
The more she plucked, the more she did pull
Until this maiden’s apron was full
And out of these roses she made a bed
A scarlet pillow for her head
She laid her down and when she did speak
And then this maiden’s heart it did break
She’s like the swallow that flies on high
She’s like the river that never runs dry
She’s like the sun beaming on the lea-shore
I love my love, but love is no more

Cold and Raw

Cold and raw the North did blow
Bleak in the morning early
All the trees with hid in snow
Daggled by winter yearly
Gentleman riding over the hill
Met with a farmer's daughter
Her rosy cheeks and a bonny brow
They met this path to water
Quickly he saluted me
Meaning to show his breeding
I bowed to him right gracefully
His courtesy exceeding
He asked me where I went so soon
And longed to begin a parley
I told him to the next market town
Me purpose to sell me barley
In this purse, sweet girl, says he
Twenty pounds lie fairly
Seek no further one to buy
For I'll take all your barley
Twenty more would buy delight
You bonny, your love so dearly
If you would lay with me all night
And go home in the morning early
If twenty pounds could buy the globe
It's this I'd never do, Sir
Nor were me kin as poor as Jobe
I would not raise them so, Sir
If I lay with you this night
We'd get a young child together
And you'd be gone
And the nine months ended
Where should I find a father?
He told me he had married been
For fourteen years or longer
Or else he'd take me for his own
And tie the knot much stronger
I bad him there no further roam
And manage his wedlock fairly
And keep his gold for his wife at home
And some other should have me barley

Birds and Ships

The birds are singing in your eyes today
Sweet flowers blossom in your smile
The wind and sun are in the words you say
Where might your lonesome lover be?
Birds may be singing in my eyes this day
Sweet flowers blossom when I smile
But my soul is stormy and my heart blows wild
My sweetheart rides a ship on the sea
The birds are flying in your heart today
White sails billow in your soul
A dream-time moon sails across the sky
Closer to the night than to me
Birds may be flying in my heart this day
White sails billow when I weep
But a dream-time moon drowns my sorrow out
Deeper than a fathomless sea

Through bushes and through briars

Through bushes and through briars
I oft times made my way
All for to hear the small birds sing
 And the lambs so sweetly play
All for to hear the small birds sing
And the lambs so sweetly play  
I overheard my own true love
And his voice it was so clear
Long time have I been waiting for
The coming of my dear
Long time have I been waiting for
The coming of my dear
Sometimes I am uneasy
And troubled in my mind
Sometimes I think I'll go to my love
And tell to him my mind
Sometimes I think I'll go to my love
And tell to him my mind
But if I should go to my love
And my love should say me nay
If I tell to him my secret
He'll ne'er love me again
If I tell to him my secret
He'll ne'er love me again
            

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