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COW SONG (Traditional) Kate Rusby There was a farm on yonder hill, up where the wind it blows-o There lived a mother and her son and their bonnie old brown cow-o. This cow was a bonnie cow but they needed money most-o So she said, "Please take the cow, to market you must go-o." So he's walked along the way, he's walked but half the day-o And there he's spied a fair young maid, she says, "where are you bound-o?" I'll take this cow along the way Then I will, sell her On market day. "You see this bonnie cow of mine? I'm taking her to market-o Then I'll return to my mother dear with money in my hand-o." So she's took this young man's arm, she says, "You handsome sir-o, Come sit you down in the soft green grass, come rest awhile with me-o." She's kissed him long, she's kissed him strong, a fair game she did play-o, And after playing not so hard, this young man he gave way-o. I'll take this cow along the way Then I will, sell her On market day. When this young man he awoke both girl and cow were gone-o Gone also were the shoes he wore and the trousers he had on-o. Come all you young men near and far, never heed a maiden's calling, Never trust a girl with your mother's cow, never let your trousers go Falling down In the green grass, falling down In the green grass (Contributed by =Ae= - January 2013)


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