The Blacksmith Lyrics

Steeleye Span


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Geoff Smith
album: Track 2 in album Hark! The Village Wait
release date: 1970
popularity : 136 users have visited this page.
length: 3:41
composer: [traditional]
arranger: Maddy Prior
lyricist: [traditional]

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Hark! The Village Wait cover art
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A blacksmith courted me nine months or better
He fairly won my heart, wrote me a letter
With his hammer in his hand he looked so clever
And if I were with my love I would live forever

Oh where has my love gone with his cheeks like roses
He is gone across the sea gathering primroses
I'm afraid the shining sun might burn and scorch his beauty
And if I were with my love I would do my duty

Strange news is a-come to town, strange news is carried
Strange news flies up and down that my love is married
Oh I wish them both great joy, though they don't hear me
And if I were with my love I would do my duty

What did you promise me when you lay beside me
You said you'd marry me and not deny me
If I said I'd marry you twas only to try you
So bring your witness love and I'll not deny you


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Calling-On Song
  • 2 The Blacksmith
  • 3 Fisherman's Wife
  • 4 Blackleg Miner
  • 5 Dark-Eyed Sailor
  • 6 Copshawholme Fair
  • 7 All Things Are Quite Silent
  • 8 The Hills of Greenmore
  • 9 My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
  • 10 Lowlands of Holland
  • 11 Twa Corbies
  • 12 One Night as I Lay on My Bed