The Wandering Boy

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From Beulah - A Folk Musical by The Flanagan Collective


As I walked in the morning
A boy came skipping down
Right in front of me he tarried
And gambolled all around

‘My dear maid, will you come walking?’
He asked with extended hand
And led me on such wanderings
Through far and distant lands

This little lad was tireless
And feared not any foe
Though none did come obstruct us
And safely we did go

Through many fields we wandered
Between snowy, lush and green
He took me round to wonders
That I have never seen

‘My boy, where are we dancing?’
I asked as he skipped on
‘For we’ve been going on forever
And seem still to go on’

Still ceaselessly he waltzed
Though my legs did never tire
And the boy, he never aged any
And his eyes were filled with fire

And in the morning when I woke up
The boy was barely there
A memory of a cherub
Filled with the magic of the fair

And each night as I’m sleeping
I seek his guiding hand
And go join in the dancing
In those wondered distant land.


from Beulah, released September 7, 2012
Lyrics by Alexander Wright
Composed & Performed by Jim Harbourne & Ed Wren


tags: folk York


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