Who Sang I Fell in Love? Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts Farewell Sorrow cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-4-28
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 4:49
Some other versions of "I Fell in Love"

I fell in love with the roll of her drum,
Fell in love with her horn's blaring noise.
And I fell in love with her lute's gentle strum,
And I fell in love with her voice.

Polly lay over, so close to the wall,
When I opened my mouth for to sing.
And my throat could not stall the melodious call,
My words in the chamber did ring:

I will squeeze your lungs like the bellows of an organ,
And blow on your bones like the pipes.
With a rat-a-tat-tat on your skull like a drum,
A rat-a-tat-tat on your skull.

Of your yellow hair, oh, I will fashion a bow
To scrape out a tune on your heart.
Of your long fingernails I will fashion ten quills
To pluck on your veins like a harp."

Polly rose up when my words were all told,
And this she did say unto me,

"I will visit the same upon thee thousand-fold,
I will visit the same upon thee.
And may you become one with the water so dumb,
Flow away, flow away, flow away.

Flow away, flow away, flow away, flow away.
Away, flow away, flow away.

Thanks to Razvan

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Farewell Sorrow
  • 2 Join Our Lusty Chorus
  • 3 Carousing
  • 4 I Fell in Love
  • 5 I Went Hunting
  • 6 Down Where the Willow Wands Weep
  • 7 When a Man's in Love He Feels No Cold
  • 8 Come, My Darling Polly
  • 9 The Whole House Is Singing
  • 10 I Walked Abroad in an Evil Hour
  • 11 I Am a Young Man
  • 12 Slowly Growing Old

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 5050159809417
    script: Latin