Lily of the West

by Plaid Sham

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released June 16, 2011




Plaid Sham Goldendale, Washington

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Track Name: Lily of the West
When first I came to Ireland some pleasure for to find,
It's there I spied a damsel fair, most pleasing to my mind,
Her rosy cheeks and sparklin' eyes like arrows pierced my breast,
And I called her lovely Molly O', the lily of the west.

One day as I was walkin' down by a shady grove,
I spied a lord of high degree conversing with my love,
She sang her song delightfully while I was sore oppressed,
Saying I bid adieu to Molly O', the lily of the west.

Well, I stepped up with my rapier and my dagger in my hand,
And I dragged him from my false love and boldly I bid him stand,
But being mad with desperation I swore I'd pierce his breast,
I was then deceived by Molly O', the lily of the west.

I then did stand my trial, and boldly I did plea,
A flaw was in my indictment found and that soon had me free,
That beauty bright I did adore, the judge did her address,
Now go, you faithless Molly O', the lily of the west.

Now that I've gained my liberty a-roaming I will go,
I'll ramble through old Ireland and travel Scotland o'er,
Though she thought to swear my life away she still disturbs my rest,
I still do love her, Molly O', the lily of the west.
Track Name: Over the Hills and Far Away
Here's forty shillings on the drum
For those who volunteer to come,
To 'list and fight the foe today
Over the Hills and far away

O'er the hills and o'er the main
Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain
King George commands and we obey
Over the hills and far away

When duty calls me I must go
To stand and face another foe
But part of me will always stray
Over the hills and far away


If I should fall to rise no more
As many comrades did before
Then ask the fifes and drums to play
Over the hills and far away


Then fall in lads behind the drum
With colours blazing like the sun
Along the road to come what may
Over the hills and far away

(Chorus x2)