Sweet Nightingale (duet with Mick Groves)


Background Information

broadcast on the BBC TV programme The Spinners.


Lyrics

'My sweetheart, come along!
Don't you hear the fond song,
The sweet notes of the nightingale flow?
Don't you hear the fond tale
Of the sweet nightingale,
As he sings in those valleys below?
So be not afraid
To walk in the shade,
Nor yet in those valleys below,
Nor yet in those valleys below.

'Pretty Sandy, don't fail,
For I'll carry your pail,
Safe home to your cot as we go;
You shall hear the fond tale

Of the sweet nightingale,
As he sings in those valleys below.'
But she was afraid
To walk in the shade,
To walk in those valleys below,
To walk in those valleys below.

'Pray let me alone,
I have hands of my own;
Along with you I will not go,
To hear the fond tale
Of the sweet nightingale,
As he sings in those valleys below;
For I am afraid
To walk in the shade,
To walk in those valleys below,
To walk in those valleys below.'

'Pray sit yourself down
With me on the ground,
On this bank where sweet primroses grow;
You shall hear the fond tale
Of the sweet nightingale,
As he sings in those valleys below;
So be not afraid
To walk in the shade,
Nor yet in those valleys below,
Nor yet in those valleys below.'

This couple agreed;
They were married with speed,
And soon to the church they did go.
She was no more afraid
For to walk in the shade,
Nor yet in those valleys below:
Nor to hear the fond tale
Of the sweet nightingale,
As he sang in those valleys below,
As he sang in those valleys below.


Type:
Live
Artists:
Sandy Denny
Lyrics:
Music:
Released:
10 September 2007 (UK)
Recorded:
22nd April 1971
  • BBC, London
Length:
2:00
Label:
Universal Island Records Ltd.
Publisher:
Public domain
Musicians:

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