Steeleye Span - Black Jack Davey Lyrics

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Late last night when the squire came home
Enquiring for his lady
Some denied and some replied
She's gone with the Black Jack Davy

Go saddle to me the bonny brown steed
For the grey was never so speedy
I'll ride all day and I'll ride all night
Till I catch that Black Jack Davy

He rode up hills and he rode down dales
Over many a wild high mountain
And they did say that saw him go
Black Jack Davy he is hunting

He rode east and he rode west
All in the morning early
Until he spied his lady fair
Cold and wet and weary

Why did you leave your house and land
Why did you leave your baby
Why did you leave your own wedded lord
To go with the Black Jack Davy


What care I for your goose feather bed
With the sheets turned down so bravely
Well I may sleep on the cold hard ground
Along with the Black Jack Davy

Then I'll kick off my high healed shoes
Made of the Spanish leather
And I'll put on my lowland brogues
And skip it o'er the heather


Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Sir James the Rose
  • 2 Hard Times of Old England
  • 3 Cam Ye O'er Frae France
  • 4 Thomas the Rhymer
  • 5 Lyke Wake Dirge
  • 6 Black Jack Davey
  • 7 Two Magicians
  • 8 Blackleg Miner
  • 9 All Around My Hat
    CD 2
  • 1 When I Was on Horseback
  • 2 John Barleycorn
  • 3 Long Lankin
  • 4 Mist Moisty Morning
  • 5 Go Down
  • 6 Gaudete
  • 7 The Weaver and the Factory Maid
  • 8 Drink Down the Moon
  • 9 King Henry / [untitled]