The Blacksmith

Steeleye Span


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Geoff Smith
album: Track 2 in album Hark! The Village Wait
release date: 1970
popularity : 161 users have visited this page.
length: 3:41
composer: [traditional]
arranger: Maddy Prior
lyricist: [traditional]

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Hark! The Village Wait cover art


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A blacksmith courted me nine months or better
With his hammer in his hand he looked so clever

He is gone across the sea gathering primroses
And if I were with my love I would do my duty
Strange news is a-come to town, strange news is carried
Oh I wish them both great joy, though they don't hear me

You said you'd marry me and not deny me
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