Blacksmith Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Geoff Smith
album: Track 1 in album Elemental
release date: 1985
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Classical Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Celtic/Folk
length: 3:22
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
arranger: Loreena McKennitt
composer: [traditional]
arranger: Maddy Prior
lyricist: [traditional]

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt Elemental cover art
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A blacksmith courted me
Nine months and better
He fairly won my heart
Wrote me a letter
With his hammer in his hand
He looked quite clever
And if I was with my love
I'd live forever.

But where is my love gone
With his cheeks like roses
And his good black Billycock on
Decked round with primroses
I'm afraid the scorching sun
Will shine and burn his beauty
And if I was with my love
I'd do my duty.

Strange news is coming to town
Strange news is carried
Strange mews flies up and down
That my love is married.
I wish them both much joy
Though they can't hear me
And may God reward him well
For the slighting of me.

Don't you remember when
You lay beside me
And you said you'd marry me
And not deny me
If I said I'd marry you
It was only for to try you
So bring your witness love
And I'll not deny you.

No witness have I none
Save God Almighty
And may he reward you well
For the slighting of me
Her lips grew pale and wan

It made a poor heart tremble
To think she loved a one
And be proved deceitful.

A blacksmith courted me
Nine months and better
He fairly won my heart
Wrote me a letter
With his hammer in his hand
He looked quite clever
And if I was with my love
I'd live forever.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Blacksmith
  • 2 She Moved Through the Fair
  • 3 Stolen Child
  • 4 The Lark in the Clear Air
  • 5 Carrighfergus
  • 6 Kellswater
  • 7 Banks of Claudy
  • 8 Come by the Hills
  • 9 Lullaby