Banks of the Sweet Primroses Song Lyrics

Fairport Convention

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As I walked out on a midsummer's morning
For to view the fields and to take the air
Down by the banks of the sweet primroses
There I beheld a most ?love lie? fair

Three short steps, I stepped up to her
Not knowing her as she passed me by
I stepped up to her, thinking for to view her
She appeared to be like some virtuous bride

I says "Fair maid, where are you going?
And what's the occasion of all your brief?
I will make you as happy as any lady
If you will grant to me one small relief"

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lord Marlborough
  • 2 Sir William Gower
  • 3 Bridge Over the River Ash
  • 4 Wizard of the Worldly Game
  • 5 The Journeyman's Grace
  • 6 Angel Delight
  • 7 Banks of the Sweet Primroses
  • 8 Instrumental Medley: The Cuckoo's Nest / Hardiman The Fiddler / Papa Stoor
  • 9 The Bonny Black Hare
  • 10 Sickness & Diseases
  • credits


    album: Track 7 in album Angel Delight
    release date: 1971-6
    popularity : 82 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Folk
    length: 4:12
    writer: [traditional]

    Album Information

    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin