Who Sang A Bower Scene? The Decemberists

The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art
writers: Colin Meloy
release date: 2009-3-17
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Prog Rock
length: 2:09
producer: The Decemberists and Tucker Martine
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
assistant recording engineer: Rich Hipp
strings arranger: Jenny Conlee and Nate Query
Hammond organ: Jenny Conlee
drums (drum set): John Moen
vocal: Colin Meloy
bass guitar: Nate Query
electric guitar: Colin Meloy and Chris Funk
hammered dulcimer: Chris Funk
piano: Chris Funk
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy
Thou inconsolable daughter
Said the sister
When wilt thou trouble the water
In the cistern

And what irascible black Bart
Is the father

And when young Margarete's waistline
Grew wider
The fruit of her amorous centaur
Inside her

And so our heroine withdraws
To the Taiga

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)