Reynardine Lyrics

Fairport Convention


album: Track 2 in album Liege & Lief
release date: 1969-12
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length: 4:34
producer: Joe Boyd
drums: Dave Mattacks
vocal: Sandy Denny
engineer: John Wood
arranger: Fairport Convention
violin: Dave Swarbrick
guitars: Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol
viola: Dave Swarbrick
bass guitar: Ashley Hutchings
writer: [traditional]

Cover Art

Fairport Convention Liege & Lief cover art
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One evening as I rambled
Among the leaves so green
I overheard a young woman
Converse with Reynardine

Her hair was black, her eyes were blue
Her lips as red as wine
And he smiled to gaze upon her
Did that sly old Reynardine

She said, "Kind sir, be civil
My company forsake
For in my own opinion
I fear you are some rake"

"Oh no," he said, "no rake am I
Brought up in Venus' train
But I'm seeking for concealment
All along the lonesome plain"

"Your beauty so enticed me
I could not pass it by
So it's with my gun I'll guard you
All on the mountains high"

"And if by chance you should look for me
Perhaps you'll not me find
For I'll be in my castle
Inquire for Reynardine"

Sun and dark, she followed him
His teeth did brightly shine
And he led her up a-the mountains
Did that sly old Reynardine


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Come All Ye
  • 2 Reynardine
  • 3 Matty Groves
  • 4 Farewell, Farewell
  • 5 The Deserter
  • 6 Medley: The Lark in the Morning / Rakish Paddy / Foxhunter's Jig / Toss the Feathers
  • 7 Tam Lin
  • 8 Crazy Man Michael