Alison Gross

Steeleye Span


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Robert Johnson, Tim Hart
album: Track 2 in album Parcel of Rogues
release date: 1973
popularity : 37 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 5:29
arranger: Bob Johnson, Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Maddy Prior
writer: [traditional]

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Parcel of Rogues cover art


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Alison Gross that lives in yon tower
Has trysted me one day up to her bower

She set me down softly on her knee
So many good things I would give to you
Away, away, you ugly witch
I never will be your lover so true

Alison Gross she must be
Alison Gross she must be
She showed me a mantle of red scarlet
Saying if you will be my lover so true

Well wrought with pearls abound the band
This goodly gift you shall command
She showed me a cup of the good red gold
Saying if you will be my lover so true

Go far away and let me be
For all of the gifts that you could give
She turned her right and round about
She swore by the moon and the stars of above

She's turned her three times round and round
And she's turned me into an ugly worm


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One Misty Moisty Morning
  • 2 Alison Gross
  • 3 The Bold Poachers
  • 4 The Ups and Downs
  • 5 Robbery with Violins
  • 6 The Wee Wee Man
  • 7 The Weaver and the Factory Maid
  • 8 Rogues in a Nation
  • 9 Cam Ye O'er Frae France
  • 10 Hares on the Mountain