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I Live Not Where I Love

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O Come all ye maids who live at a distance Many's a mile from off your sway Come and assist me this very moment For to pass away some time Singing sweetly and completely Songs of pleasure and of love For me heart is with him altogether Though I live not where I love When I sleep I dream about you When I wake I take no rest Every moment thinking on you My heart o'er fixed in your breast But although far distance May be of assistance If from my mind your love remove For me heart is with him altogether Though I live not where I love All the world shall be of one religion All living things shall cease to die If ever I should prove false to my jewel Or any way his love deny Oh the world shall change And be most strange If from my mind your love remove For me heart is with him altogether Though I live not where I love So farewell lad and farewell lassies Now I think I've made my choice I will away to yonder mountain Where I think I hear his voice And if he hollows I will follow Around the world though it is so wide For young Thomas he did promise I should be his lawful bride O Come all ye maids who live at a distance Many's a mile from off your sway Come and assist me this very moment For to pass away some time Singing sweetly and completely Songs of pleasure and of love For me heart is with him altogether Though I live not where I love

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Main Version
De Danann - Song for Ireland
(1983)
- Track 5 -
Other Artists
Collected
(1984)
- Track 8 -
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