Who Sang Ballad of Geraldine? Donovan

Donovan Fairytale cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Donovan Leitch
release date: 1965-10-22
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Psychedelic/Folk
length: 4:40
Oh, I was born with the name Geraldine
With hair coal black as a raven.
I travelled my life without a care,
Ah, but all my love I was savin'.
Oh, the winds blew high and the trees did sway,
Not much from life was I askin'.
Till I met someone to give all my love,
All my love, so long an' lasting.
Oh, good were the parts we played in our game
And a long ways off was tomorrow.
But my love was a rambler and restless as the sea,
And in the tide came sorrow.
Oh, a child of the night is goin' to be born,
I can't explain my confusion.
Is my love thinkin' to marry me at all
Or of the freedom he thinks he'll be losin'?
I sit with my friends in the gay crowded room,
My friends they're smokin' and a-talkin'.
But it all seems so empty, my love is not there,
So I'll go into the streets a-walkin'.
My baby is a-growin' as a-growin' it must,
If I were to lose it, it would grieve me.
My love is so helpless and I'm wonderin' what to do.
Oh, how I yearn to help him.
Oh, we could go to the land of your choice
Where the false shame won't come knockin' at our door.
I've a feeling in my heart and it's crushing all my hopes,
I think I'm gonna be hurt some more,
Oh, I was born with the name Geraldine,
With hair coal black as a raven.
I travelled my life without a care,
Ah, but all my love I was savin'.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Colours
  • 2 To Try for the Sun
  • 3 Sunny Goodge Street
  • 4 Oh Deed I Do
  • 5 Circus of Sour
  • 6 The Summer Day Reflection Song
  • 7 Candy Man
  • 8 Jersey Thursday
  • 9 Belated Forgiveness Plea
  • 10 Ballad of a Crystal Man
  • 11 The Little Tin Soldier
  • 12 Ballad of Geraldine