Pretty Crowing Chicken

from by Eliza Acty

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Trad: arr: E.Acty: P.Acty

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Pretty Crowing Chicken - Traditional

The moon it shines bright, and the stars they give light,
While this fair miss she wearies alone.
There's something in the way that causes him to stay,
While this fair miss she wearies alone, 'lone, 'lone,
While this fair miss she wearies alone.

Her old true love come at last, and he come very fast,
Come tripplin' through the plain.
The fair miss she rose, and she threw on her clothes,
For to let her old true lover in, in, in,
For to let her old true lover in.

“My pretty little chicken, my pretty crowin' chicken,
Don't you crow before day.
I'll make you the wings of a beading yeller gold,
And your comb of the silver so gay, gay, gay,
And your comb of the silver so gay.”

This chicken proved false-hearted,
And crowed one hour too soon.
She sent her love away, before it had come day,
And he travelled by the light of the moon, moon, moon,
And he travelled by the light of the moon.

She saddled up her milk white steed,
On the tow her dapple grey.
She rode through the dark wilderness,
At the length of a long summer day, day, day,
At the length of a long summer day.

“My old true love, my sweet turtledove,
When shall I see you again?”
“When the moon and the stars enters in yonders green,
And the sky, it shall shed no more rain, rain, rain,
And the sky, it shall shed no more rain.”

credits

from Enough Time, released March 13, 2017
Eliza Acty - Vocals/Guitar
Peter Acty - Clawhammer Banjo

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Eliza Acty UK

Eliza Acty is a singer and musician based in Devon, UK.

With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that span over a century of music.

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