The Decemberists - The Abduction of Margaret Lyrics

The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art
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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

This villain must calculate crossing
The ? river

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 : 39 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Prog Rock
    length: 2:07
    additional guest: Becky Stark
    Album Information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin