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One Night As I Lay On My Bed

This song is by June Tabor and appears on the album Abyssinians (1983).

One night as I lay on my bed,
I thought about a pretty maid
I was so distressed,
I could take no rest;
Love did torment me so
So along to my true love I did go

And when I come to my love's window,
I will boldly call her by her name,
Saying, "It was for your sake
I'm come here so late,
Through this bitter frost and snow,
So open your window, my love, do"

"My mama and dad are both awake,
And they are sure for to hear us speak
There'll be no excuse
Then but sore abuse,
Many a bitter word and blow
So begone from my window, my love, do"

"Your mama and dad they are both asleep,
And they are sure not to hear us speak,
For they sleep so sound
On their bed of down,
And they draw their breath so low
So open your window, my love, do"

My lover rose and she opened the door,
Like an angel she stood on the floor
Her eyes did shine so bright
Like the stars at night,
No diamonds could shine so
And it's in with my true love I did go...

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