on a bright may morning lyrics – loreena mckennitt

as i roved out on a bright may morning
to view the meadows and flowers gay
whom should i spy but my own true lover
as she sat under yon willow tree

i took off my hat and i did salute her
i did salute her most courageously
when she turned around well the tears fell from her
saying, “false young man, you’ve deluded me”

a diamond ring i owned i gave you
a diamond ring to wear on your right hand
but the vows you made, love, you went and broke them
and married the l*ssie that had the land

if i’d married the l*ssie that had the land, my love
it’s that i’ll rue till the day i die
when misfortune falls sure no man can shun it
i was blindfolded i’ll ne’er deny

now at nights when i go to my bed of slumber
my thoughts of my true love run in my mind
when i turned around to embrace my darling
instead of gold sure it’s br*ss i find

and i wish the queen would call home her army
from the west indies, america and spain
and every man to his wedded woman
in hopes that you and i will meet again

/ loreena mckennitt lyrics