Sheffield Park

 
Performed by:
Frank Hinchliffe
Recorded in:
Crosspool, Sheffield
Recorded on:
01/07/1976
Recorded by:
Mike Yates and Ruairidh Greig
Genre:
Courtship
Keywords:
Love,
Death
 

Archival information

TYG:
39
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
3/4
Roud id:
18833
Laws id:
Master title:
Sheffield Park
Places Cited:
Sheffield Park

Lyrics

1
Down Sheffield Park a maid did dwell,
A brisk young man he loved her well,
He courted her from day to day,
At length he stole her heart away.

2
One morning upstairs to make her bed,
She lay down her weary head,
Her mistress came and to her did say,
“What is the matter with you today?”

3
“Oh, mistress, oh, mistress, you little do know,
What trials and troubles that I undergo.
Place your right hand upon my left breast,
My fainting heart it knows no rest.”

4
“Then write him a letter and write it with speed,
And send it to him if he can read,
And bring me an answer without delay,
For young Colin has stolen your heart away.”

5
“Then gather leaves to make my bed,
A feathery pillow for my weary head,
And the leaves they flutter from tree to lea
Will make a covering o’er me.”

6
There is a flower that bloometh in May,
That’s seldom seen by night or by day,
And the leaves they flutter from tree to lea
Will make a covering o’er me.

Recording from the LP In Sheffield Park, Traditional Songs from South Yorkshire.

Archival information

TYG:
39
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
3/4
Roud id:
18833
Laws id:
Master title:
Sheffield Park
Places Cited:
Sheffield Park