Royal Forester Song Lyrics

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span Below the Salt cover art
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I am a forester of this land
As you may plainly see,
It's the mantle of your maidenhead
That I would have from thee.

He's taken her by the milk-white hand,
And by the leylan sleeve,
He's lain her down upon her back
And asked no man's leave.

Now since you've lain me down young man
You must take me up again,
And since you've had your will of me,
Come tell to me your name.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Spotted Cow
  • 2 Rosebud in June
  • 3 Jigs: The Bride's Favorite, Tansey's Fancy
  • 4 Sheep-Crook and Black Dog
  • 5 Royal Forester
  • 6 King Henry
  • 7 Gaudete
  • 8 John Barleycorn
  • 9 Saucy Sailor


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Robert Johnson, Tim Hart
    album: Track 5 in album Below the Salt
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 52 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 4:35

    Album Information

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