~ Historical &
Classical Poetry ~
The two Crows
Corbies - Website with the tune as mp3
As I was walking all alone
I heard two ravens making a moan
The one unto the other did say-o
"Where shall we go and dine today-o
Where shall we go and dine today?"
"In behind yon old turf dyke
I know there lies a new-slain knight
And nobody knows that he lies there-o
But his hawk and his hound and his lady fair-o
Hawk and his hound and his lady fair.
"His hound is to the hunting
His hawk to fetch the wildfowl home,
His lady's taken another mate-o
So we may make our dinner sweet-o
We may make our dinner sweet.
"You'll sit on his white neck
And I'll pick out his bonny blue een;
With one lock of his golden hair-o
We'll thatch our nest when it grows bare-o
Thatch our nest when it grows bare.
"Many a one for him makes moan
But none shall know where he is gone;
O'er his white bones when they are bare-o
The wind shall blow for evermore-o
Wind shall blow for evermore."
Traditional, originally Scottish
Image: "Two Crows",