Marissa Nadler - Calico Lyrics

Marissa Nadler The Saga of Mayflower May cover art
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Take her to the river
Call her a river-child
Take her to the forest
Call her a little wild

Sell her to the gypsy
For a jar of metal coins
Take her to the mountain
And thrust yourself
Into her loins

Calico
Calico
Calico
Her lips are white as snow

She moved to the mountains
With a box all chiseled sharp
She moved to the highlands
With a box of books all dark

I knew her in the city
She and I would dance the night
Drink the wine of dripping berries
Toss the moon and count the lights

Calico
Calico
Calico
Her skin is soft as snow

Take her to the river
Call her a river-child
Take her to the forest
Call her a little wild
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Under an Old Umbrella
  • 2 The Little Famous Song
  • 3 Mr. John Lee (Velveteen Rose)
  • 4 Damsels in the Dark
  • 5 Lily, Henry and the Willow Trees
  • 6 Yellow Lights
  • 7 Old Love Haunts Me in the Morning
  • 8 My Little Lark
  • 9 In the Time of the Lorry Low
  • 10 Calico
  • 11 Horses and Their Kin


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Marissa Nadler
    album: Track 10 in album The Saga of Mayflower May
    release date: 2006-1-10
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Ethereal/Neofolk
    length: 3:31
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin