Lankum – Henry My Son Lyrics

Away on the meadow, away on the meadow,
Make my bed I’ve a pain in my head, and I want to lie down. Poison beans, poison beans,
Make my bed….. A rope to hang her. A watch and chain. What did you have to eat, my beloved one? A blue suit. What will you leave your children? What will you leave your sweetheart? A woollen vest. And what did you have to eat, Henry my son? Where have you been all day, Henry my son? What will you leave your father? What will you leave your brother? The sun and moon. And what colour were those beans…
Green and yellow, green and yellow,
Make my bed…
What will you leave your mother? Where have you been all day, my beloved one?

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