Who Sang Widow With Shawl (A Portrait)? Donovan

Donovan For Little Ones cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Donovan Leitch
Release Date: 1967-12
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:03
composer: Donovan
lyricist: Donovan
Dear Wind that shakes the barley free
Blow home my true love's ship to me, fill the sail
I a-weary wait upon the shore.

Forsake her not in times of storm
Protect her oaken beams from harm, fill her sail
I a-weary wait upon the shore.

Whither he be in Africa
Or deep asleep in India, fill his dreams
I a-weary wait upon the shore.

Dear snow white gulls upon the wave
I, like you, am lamenting, for my love.
I a-weary cry upon the shore.

And in my chariot of sleep,
I ride the vast and dreamy deep deep sea.
I awake a-weary on the shore.

Seven years and Seven days,
No man has seen my woman ways, dear God.
I a-weary cry upon the shore.

Along the shingled beach I go
The wind about me as I make my way
To my weary dream upon my bed.

Dear Wind that shakes the barley free
Blow home my true love's ship to me, fill the sail.
I a-weary wait upon the shore.




Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Song of the Naturalist’s Wife
  • 2 The Enchanted Gypsy
  • 3 Voyage Into the Golden Screen
  • 4 Isle of Islay
  • 5 The Mandolin Man and His Secret
  • 6 Lay of the Last Tinker
  • 7 The Tinker and the Crab
  • 8 Widow With Shawl (A Portrait)
  • 9 The Lullaby of Spring
  • 10 The Magpie
  • 11 Starfish-on-the-Toast
  • 12 Epistle to Derroll