Lady Gay

Joan Baez2010年4月12日


Lady Gay - Joan Baez (瓊·貝茲)

There was a lady and a lady gay


Of children she had three


She sent them away to the North Country

To learn their grammaree


They'd not been gone but a very short time

Scarcely three weeks and a day

When death cruel death came hasting along

And stole those babies away


There is a King in Heaven she cried


A King of third degree

Send back send back my three little pages

This night send them back to me


She made a bed in the uppermost room

On it she put a white sheet

And over the top a golden spread

That they much better might sleep


Take it off take it off cried the older one

Take it off take it off cried he

For what's to become of this wide wicked world


Since sin has first begun


She set a table of linen fine


On it she placed bread and wine

Come eat come drink my three little pages

Come eat come drink of mine


We want none of your bread mother


Neither do we want your wine

For yonder stands our Savior deer

To him we must resign


Green grass is over our heads mother


Cold clay is over our feet


And every tear you shed for us


It wets our winding sheet