Sheep-Crook and Black Dog Song Lyrics

Steeleye Span


album: Track 4 in album Below the Salt
release date: 1972
popularity : 34 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

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Below the Salt cover art


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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