The Abduction of Margaret Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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And all the while whispering arbors
Provide cover

What previous witnessed ardor
Of our lovers

Our heroine here falls prey to
Her abductor

All a gallop with Margaret slung rude
Cross withers

Having clamped her innocent fingers
In fetters

And all the while whispering arbors
Provide cover

What previous witnessed ardor
Of our lovers

Our heroine here falls prey to
Her abductor

All a gallop with Margaret slung rude
Cross withers

Having clamped her innocent fingers
In fetters

And all the while whispering arbors
Provide cover

What previous witnessed ardor
Of our lovers

Our heroine here falls prey to
Her abductor

All a gallop with Margaret slung rude
Cross withers

Having clamped her innocent fingers
In fetters

Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Prelude
  • 2 The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
  • 3 A Bower Scene
  • 4 Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
  • 5 The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
  • 6 The Queen’s Approach
  • 7 Isn’t It a Lovely Night?
  • 8 The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
  • 9 An Interlude
  • 10 The Rake’s Song
  • 11 The Abduction of Margaret
  • 12 The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing
  • 13 Annan Water
  • 14 Margaret in Captivity
  • 15 The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
  • 16 The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise)
  • 17 The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 11 in album The Hazards of Love
    release date: 2009-3-17
    popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Prog Rock
    length: 2:07
    additional guest: Becky Stark
    lyricist: Colin Meloy
    composer: Colin Meloy

    Album Information

    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin