Sheep-Crook and Black Dog Song Lyrics

Steeleye Span

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Here's my sheep-crook and my black dog,
I give it to you,
Here's my bag and my budget,
I bid it adieu,
Here's my sheep-crook and my black dog
I leave them behind,
Fine laurel, fine floral,
You've proved all unkind.

All to my dear Dinah these words did I say,
Tomorrow we'll be married love, tomorrow is the day
'Tis too soon dear Willy, my age is too young,
One day to our wedding is one day too soon.

I'll go into service if the day ain't to late,

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


    album: Track 4 in album Below the Salt
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 4:45

    Album Information

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