Black Jack Davy Song Lyrics

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Late last night when the squire came home
Inquiring for his lady
Some denied and some replied
She's gone with the Black Jack Davy

Go saddle to me the bonny brown steed
For the grey was never so speedy
I'll ride all day and I'll ride all night
'Til I catch that Black Jack Davy

[Chorus]
He rode up hills and he rode down dales
Over many a wild high mountain
And they did say that saw him go
Black Jack Davy he is hunting

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Jack Davy
  • 2 Hard Times of Old England
  • 3 Cadgwith Anthem
  • 4 Sum Waves (tunes)
  • 5 The Wife of Ushers Well
  • 6 Gamble Gold (Robin Hood)
  • 7 All Around My Hat
  • 8 Dance With Me
  • 9 Bachelors Hall


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Tim Hart, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp, Peter Knight, Nigel Pegrum, Maddy Prior
    album: Track 1 in album All Around My Hat
    release date: 1975-10
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 4:17
    writer: [traditional]

    Album Information

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