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The Devil's Courtship

This song is by Brian Peters and appears on the album Gritstone Serenade (2010).

"I'll give you a pennyworth of pins
For that's the way true love begins
If you'll go along with me, my dear,
If you'll go along with me."

"I care not for your pennyworth of pins
That's not the way true love begins
I'll never go along with you, kind sir,
I'll never go along with you."

"I'll give you a bonny silver box
Nine times it opens, another nine it locks
If you'll go along with me, my dear,
If you'll go along with me."

"I care not for your bonny silver box
Whether it be open or whether it be locked
I'll never go along with you, kind sir,
I'll never go along with you."

"I'll give you a fine silk gown
With nine stripes up and another nine down
If you'll go along with me, my dear,
If you'll go along with me."

"I don't care for your fine silk gown
For the nine stripes up nor the other nine down
I'll never go along with you, kind sir,
I'll never go along with you."

"I'll give you a nine-stringed bell
To call on the servants to wait upon you well
If you'll go along with me, my dear,
If you'll go along with me."

"I care not for your nine-stringed bell
Or your servants to wait upon me well
I'll never go along with you, kind sir,
I'll never go along with you."

"I'll give you a purse of gold
To keep you easy when you grow old
If you'll go along with me, my dear,
If you'll go along with me."

"Mount up, Jack, you have won the day
And with you I'll go away
And I'll go along with you, kind sir,
I'll go along with you."

They hadn't gone a mile when the truth he did reveal
She saw his foot was cloven to the heel
"I rue that I came with you, kind sir,
I rue that I came with you!"

"I've got you now and I'll hold you fast
Gold won your maiden's heart at last
I'll never part with you, my dear,
I'll never part with you."

No more she said, but she went along,
Singing her sad and mournful song,
"I rue that I came with you, kind sir,
I rue that I came with you!"

CreditsEdit

  • Lyrics traditional
  • Tune by Brian Peters

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