Tam Lin

Fairport Convention

credits


publisher: ©DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
writers: Trad. Arr. Frankie Armstrong
album: Track 7 in album Liege & Lief
release date: 1969-12
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length: 7:14
producer: Joe Boyd
drums: Dave Mattacks
vocal: Sandy Denny
engineer: John Wood
arranger: Dave Swarbrick
guitars: Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol
violin & viola: Dave Swarbrick
bass guitar: Ashley Hutchings
writer: [traditional]

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Fairport Convention Liege & Lief cover art

Lyrics

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"I forbid you maidens all that wear gold in your hair
To travel to Carter Hall for young Tam Lin is there

None that go by Carter Hall but they leave him a pledge
Either their mantles of green or else their maidenhead"

Janet tied her kirtle green a bit above her knee
And she's gone to Carter Hall as fast as go can she

She'd not pulled a double rose, a rose but only two
When up there came young Tam Lin says "Lady, pull no more"

"And why come you to Carter Hall without command from me?"
"I'll come and go", young Janet said, "and ask no leave of thee"

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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