Avalon Rising

Avalon Rising

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Folk - Rock | San Francisco, California, United States
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Song Description

Young lass runs off with "Highland Johnnie" - lovely soprano vocals and psychedelic folk instrumental interlude.

Story Behind the Song

Young lass runs off with "Highland Johnnie" - lovely soprano vocals and psychedelic folk instrumental interlude.

Lyrics

GLASGOW PEGGY

Highland lads are brisk and brave
Highland lads are young and merry
And I'll away to Glasgow town
To steal away my bonny Peggy

Her father he's got word of this
And oh, but he was wondrous angry
"Take my oxen and my kine,
But leave to me my bonny Peggy"

"Ye can keep your oxen and your kine
For I have cows and yowes already
I'll no take your oxen and your kine
But I'll steal away your bonny Peggy"

He's mounted up on his milk-white steed
And she is on his wee gray naggie
They rode away to the break of day
He's taken away the bonnie lassie

They rode o'er hills and they rode o'er dales
They rode through moors and mosses many
Until they met with the Earl of Hume
Riding out with his young son, Johnny

Then out and spake the Earl of Hume
And oh, but he was wondrous sorry,
"The fairest lass in Glasgow Town,
And she's away with a Highland Johnnie"

They rode o'er hills and they rode o'er dales
They rode through moors and mosses many
Until they came to yonder glen
And she's lain down with her Highland laddie

Her bed was of the gay green turf
Her blankets of the brackens bonnie
With her tartan plaid beneath her head
And she's lain down with her Highland Johnnie

"There are blankets and sheets in my father's house,
Sheets and blankets all made ready,
And would nae he be angry with me
For lying down with a Highland laddie!"

He's ta'en her up yon high, high hill
When that the sun was shining clearly
Says: "All ye see belongs to thee,
For lying down with a Highland laddie"

"All that ye have left behind
Was a wee cot-house and a wee kail-yairdie
But now you're the lady of all my lands
For lying down with a Highland laddie."

Song Length
4:31
Genres
World - Celtic, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Exultant, Affable

Subject Matter
Bad Love, Relationship

Similar Artist
Jethro Tull
Language
English

Lyric Credits Traditional Scots
Music Credits Traditional Scots arr. Avalon Rising
Producer Credits Avalon Rising, Kristoph Klover & Mark Ungar
Publisher Credits Flowinglass Music
Performance Credits Avalon Rising
Label Credits Flowinglass Music