Windfall

by Alana Henderson

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    'Windfall' is an album of re-worked traditional songs from the North of Ireland. It as an album which I produced back in 2013 and it's a snapshot of the songs I grew up surrounded by. The Windfall Album is no longer available online but I still receive some requests for it...so here it is.
    These 300 hand-printed and numbered copies are going to be the very last of the 'Windfall' crop, so grab one while you can. Thanks for all your support for this project. Alana :)

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released December 4, 2016

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Track Name: The Banks of the Roses
Oh when I was a young girl I heard my father say
that he'd rather see me dead and buried in the clay
oh far sooner than be married to any runaway
by the sweet and lovely banks of the roses

By the banks of the roses my love and I sat down
and i took out my fiddle for to play my love a tune
in the middle of the tune she sighed and she said
'oh Johnny lovely Johnny would you leave me?'

So he took her to his cottage and treated her to tea
saying drink y lovely molly and come along with me
saying drink my lovely molly and come along with me
to the sweet and lovely banks of the roses

so they walked and they talked till they came unto a cave
where Johnny all the day had been digging at a grave
where Johnny all the day had been digging at a grave
for to leave poor molly low among the roses

so he took out his little pen knife it being long and sharp
and he plunged it right into his own dear Molly's heart
yes he plunged it right into his own dear molly's heart
and he left her lying low among the roses

So you see I am no runaway, Id sooner have you know
that I can take a good lass and leave her lying low
and the man who doesn't like it can keep his daughter home
and Johnny will go roving with another

By the banks of the roses my love and I sat down
and i took out my fiddle for to play my love a tune
in the middle of the tune she sighed and she said
'oh Johnny lovely Johnny, never leave me'