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Sweet Dancer

This song is by The Waterboys and appears on the album An Appointment With Mr Yeats (2011).

Scott-Stevenson-Yeats

The girl goes dancing there
On the leaf-sown, new-mown, smooth
Grass plot of the garden
Escaped from her bitter youth
Escaped out of her crowd
Or out of her black cloud.

Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer.

If strange men come from the house
To lead her away, please, do not say
She's crazy
Lead them gently astray
Let her finish her dance
Finish her dance.

Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer.

She sings as the moon sings
I am I, I am I
The greater grows my light
The further shall I fly
I hear the wind a-blow
I hear the grass a-grow
And all that I know
I know, I know.

The girl goes dancing there
On the leaf-sown, new-mown, smooth grass of the garden
Let her finish the dance
Let her finish the dance
Finish the dance.

Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer.

Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer.

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