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Queen Of Hearts

  • (Trad)

    To the queen of hearts he's the ace of sorrow
    He's here today and he's gone tomorrow
    Young men are plenty, but sweethearts few
    If my love leaves me what shall I do

    Had I the store in yonder mountain
    Where gold and silver is there for countin'
    I would not count for the heart of thee
    Mine eyes so full I could not see

    My father left me both house and land
    And servants many at my command
    At my command they ne'er shall be
    I'll forsake them all and go with thee

    Repeat 1

    (as sung by Martin Carthy)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1965:] Appeared on broadsides and was collected by Baring Gould from a man working on the Burrow Tor reservoir at Sheepstor near Plymouth. The tune has a definite 17th century flavour and has been dated by some to the reign of Charles II. (Notes 'Martin Carthy')

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