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Light Dragoon

from At Home by Patrick Rose

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Learned from the singing of Mike Waterson, on his self-titled album. The Watersons are a major influence in how I approach communal singing so it's nice to record something from the family.

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The light dragoon come over the hill
When the moon was shining clearly,
Well, there was a little lady and she knew him by his horse
Because she loves him dearly.
Dearly so dearly
There was a little lady and she knew him by his horse
Because she loves him dearly

Well, she grabbed him by the nearside rein,
Taken him to the stable.
“There is hay and corn for your horse, young man;
He can eat now he is able.”
Able, so able
“There is hay and corn for your horse, young man;
He can eat now he is able.”

She taken him by the lily-white hand
Led him to the table,
“There is cakes and wine for you, my dear,
You can drink now you are able.”

She took the bottle into her hand,
Poured out the wine so clearly.
“Here's a health to yours and to mine,” she says,
“You're welcome home, my deary.”

Then she run upstairs for to make his bed,
Make it soft and comfy.
How nimble she jumped into the bed
For to see if it was easy.

The light dragoon he ran upstairs,
Put his trousers on the table.
How nimble he jumped into the bed
To do what he was able.

Well, they laid in bed and the clock struck one,
Trumpets they was a-sounding.
Well, her spirits they was high but her belly it was low
And she ran home to her mammy.

“It's where ha' you been all this live-a-long night?”
Enquired her anxious parents.
“I've been along with the light dragoon
Because I loves him dearly.”

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from At Home, released March 4, 2022

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Patrick Rose Sheffield, UK

Patrick Rose does folk style acoustic music in between learning about Computer Science and Maths, and occasionally running How To Play

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