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lyrics

RHYMER (THOMAS)

Oh, Margaret, Margaret, don’t turn away,
Though strange is my tale to tell.
As I rode out on the First of May,
It’s from my own spooked horse I fell.

Her mantle was of the velvet deep,
Her skirts of the greenest silk,
The Queen of Faerie, she caught me,
In arms as smooth and as white as milk.

“Harp and carp, Thomas Lynn,” she bade,
“Oh, harp and carp,” said she.
“And if you dare to kiss my lips,
Your body hale shall belong to me.”

Oh, Maggie, I kissed her bitter lips,
All under the grafted tree.
With sharpened smile she did sigh and say,
“True Thomas, now you must go with me.”

As she mounted her palfrey
As she reached for me
How could I turn away?
As she said, “True Thomas, this
Is the price for one kiss:
Seven years away.

All under the elf tree.

Seven sweet years in Faerie
Sour now, so tear me
Down from my horse of white.
As we troop through the briar,
Halloween’s thirst requires
Blood sacrifice.

At the mirk and midnight hour
At the height of their power
The folk will ride.
Those that would their true love win
At Miles Cross hidden
In the brambles must bide.

All under the elf tree. Hold me tight.

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from The Ballad of Tam Lin, released July 3, 2020
Written by Molly Pinto Madigan (with some borrowing from the Child ballads Thomas the Rhymer and Tam Lin)

Alec Hutson: Voice
Molly Pinto Madigan: Piano, bodhran
Eva Walsh: Violin
Jay Psaros: Guitar

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Molly Pinto Madigan Salem, Massachusetts

Singer. Songstress. Poet. Novelist. Lover of roses, ballads, ballroom dancing, and beaches, where she spends her time indulging her mermaid nature.

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