Ned On The Hill by dfsdf224s

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									Songs For Broken Voices                               Traditional – Ned On The Hill
Words & Music Traditional

The original song is in the key of   ? The Kate Rusby/Kathryn Roberts rendition of this is
                                     in the key of A
I sing this in                       D
Why?                                 Perversely, The Kate Rusby/Kathryn Roberts version is
                                     pitched too low for me.
Notes                                No Capo – just play it, for God's sake.

Intro
D     Bmin        G     D
////  ////       ////   ////

Verse 1.

D            Bmin        D         G
Dark is the evening and silent the hour,
D            Bmin        G         A
who is the minstrel by yon lonely tower?
       Bmin       D      Bmin            G
Whose harp is so tenderly touching with skill?
   D                Bmin         G          D
Oh who could can it be but young Ned on the Hill.

Chorus

D   G            D      G         D
Who sings, "Lady love, come to me now,
D              Bmin   G         A
Come and live merrily under the bough.

(softly) Bmin       G     (louder)   D       G
And I'll pillow thy head where the   fairies tread,
   D             Bmin   G            D
If thou wilt but wed to Ned on the   Hill."

Verse 2.
Ned of the Hill has no castle or hall,
No spearman or bowman to come to his call.
But one little archer with exquisite skill,
Has shot a bold shaft for Ned on the Hill.

(Chorus)

Verse 3.
It's hard to escape from this fair lady's bower,
For high are the windows and guarded the tower.
But there's always a way where there is a will,
So Helen is up with Ned on the Hill.

(last chorus)
Who sings, "Lady love, come to me now,
Come and live merrily under the bough;
And I'll pillow thy head where the fairies tread,
(slower)
If thou wilt but wed to Ned on the Hill."




Joe Brown                                Ned On The Hill                            27/09/09
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