Early one morning (Jeremy Rawson)

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Editor: Jeremy Rawson (submitted 2009-07-13).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Early One Morning
Composer: Jeremy Rawson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano
Published: 2007

Description: An arrangement of the English folk song for SATB and piano. This is one of Ten British Folk Song arrangements. See the composer page for the others.

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Original text and translations

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Early one morning, just as the sun was rising
I heard a maid sing in the valley below
"Oh don't deceive me, Oh never leave me,
How could you use a poor maiden so?"

Remember the vows that you made to your Mary,
Remember the bow’r where you vowed to be true.
Oh don't deceive me…

Oh, gay is the garland and fresh are the roses
I've culled from the garden to bind on my brow.
Oh don't deceive me…

Thus sang the poor maiden, her sorrow be wailing,
Thus sang the poor maiden in the valley below.
Oh don't deceive me…