Alison Gross Song Lyrics

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 : 134 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
The ugliest witch in the North Country
Has trysted me one day up to her bower
And many a fair speech she made to me

She stroked my head and she combed my hair
She set me down softly on her knee
Saying if you will be my lover so true
So many good things I would give to you

Away, away, you ugly witch
Go far away and let me be
I never will be your lover so true
And wish I were out of your community


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