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Sweet Dancer

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

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

Credits

Written by:

Freddie Stevenson, Mike Scott & William Butler Yeats

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