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Lyr/Chords Req: Grey Cocked Hat (Annie Lore)

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Subject: Grey Cocked hat by Annie Lore
From: IceWolf
Date: 07 May 01 - 09:18 AM

I heard this a few years ago at a filk-con. Anyone got the words and chords for it? TIA,

IceWolf


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Grey Cocked hat by Annie Lore
From: MMario
Date: 07 May 01 - 09:29 AM

lyrics are here

url=www.lionslair.com/Lyrics/Grey_Cocked_Hat.html

sorry - couldn't retrieve them as the site is blocked from where I sit.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREY COCKED HAT (Annie Lore)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 14 - 12:44 AM

The Grey Cocked Hat
by Annie Lore from the Album
"The Grey Cocked Hat"

Jamie came to Lizie's door; he tirled at the pin,
And who sae ready as Elizabeth to rise and let him in?
He's showed to her a gay gold ring, the ring that he had on:
"O bonnie Lizie, tak this ring, and stay wi me till dawn.
Stay wi me till dawn, aye, stay wi me till dawn;
O bonnie Lizie, tak this ring, and stay wi me till dawn."

Then up spake bonnie Lizie with the flashing in her ee:
"I'll never love anither man sae weel as I love thee,
But I fear you would be false til a love sae easily won;
Bring that ring to the altar, and I'll stay wi thee till dawn."

"My love, it makes me wonder, you think sae ill of me;
I'll never gie this ring, my love, to any maid but thee;
My love, you do offend me; my love, you do me wrong;
I'll keep my ring, as you do scorn to stay wi me till dawn!"

And when he had departed, she thought upon a wile,
She's putten on men's clothing, her love for to beguile,
And she's put on a Grey Cocked Hat wi a scarlet feather on:
"I'll hae that ring frae Jamie, and I'll lie alane till dawn!
Lie alane till dawn, I'll lie alane till dawn;
I'll hae that ring frae Jamie, and I'll lie alane till dawn!"

The night was mirk and mirky as she swiftly took the way;
She's owertaen young Jamie, and unto him did say:
"Stand and deliver, sir! My pistols baith are drawn;
Your life, sir, or your money I must hae frae you ere dawn!"

Just then the moon came out, a'most as bright as noon;
She looked to see her Jamie, but it was the bailiff's son!
He had one look at Lizie wi her brace of pistols drawn,
And dropped his purse and spurred his horse and rade awa till dawn.
Rade awa till dawn, he rade awa till dawn;
And dropped his purse and spurred his horse and rade awa till dawn.

It was a fatted purse, sir, that she picked aff the road;
It a'most made her yearn to lift anither sich a load,
And the bailiff's son spent many sich on nut-brown ale and song;
She would not weep his purse to keep until anither dawn.

Then on she rade wi haste and speed, her love to overtake;
She found him wi his steed standing all doon beside the lake:
"It's stand and deliver, sir! My pistols baith are drawn;
Your life, sir, or your money I must hae frae you ere dawn!"

"I have nae single penny; I havena sich a thing;"
"Ah, nay, upon your finger I see a gay gold ring!
That ring deliver unto me and then I will be gone;
That ring, sir, or your life now I must hae frae you ere dawn!"

"This ring upon my finger, I keep it as my life;
I'll gie it over ainly tae the maid I take tae wife."
"That ring, sir, or your person, you cannot save but one,
And a man that's dead she'd scorn to wed, to stay wi him till dawn."

Jamie thought it sair for to lose his gay gold ring,
But he hoped that Lizie'd surely think his life a better thing,
And she rade aff in the grey cocked hat wi the scarlet feather on:
Says, "here's my ring frae Jamie, and I'll lie alane till dawn!
Lie alane till dawn, I'll lie alane till dawn;"
Says, "here's my ring frae Jamie, and I'll lie alane till dawn!"


CHAPTER TWO

Next day he came to Lizie's door and tirled at the pin,
And who sae ready as Elizabeth to rise and let him in?
She cried, "alas now, Jamie, I see your ring is gone;
You've found anither maid, I see, who stayed wi thee til dawn!
Stayed wi thee til dawn, aye, stayed wi thee til dawn;
You've found anither maid, I see, who stayed wi thee til dawn!"

It was in vain he told her a robber had it taen,
And all his tears and pleading, likeways they were in vain,
Until she gave a laugh and showed the ring that she had on:
"Now tell me that to have it I must stay wi thee till dawn!"

Jamie gazed in wonder; he knew not what to say,
Till hanging in the cupboard, he spied a hat of grey;
He spied that robber's hat, sir, wi the scarlet feather on:
"O wicked Lizie, now I see who stayed wi thee till dawn!"

It was in vain she told him no man had come her nigh;
The grey cocked hat and feather convinced him of the lie.
"O Jamie, I am yet a maid, O I have done nae wrong;
O let me prove I am a maid and stay wi thee till dawn!
Stay wi thee till dawn, I'll stay wi thee till dawn;
O let me prove I am a maid and stay wi thee till dawn!"

He scorned her in the ha'way, he scorned her at the door,
And nevermore to see her was the bitter aith he swore:
"You're but a robber's doxie when all is said and done,
And who can say how many men hae stayed wi thee till dawn?"

And when he had departed, O she thought lang and sair,
And when the night had fallen, she took the road once mair;
She took the road in the grey cocked hat wi the scarlet feather on:
"It's I'll seek for my Jamie, though I seek for him till dawn!"

She rade straightway unto his door, but Jamie wasna in,
For he was at the Royal Boar, a-drinking of the gin;
And the moon was slipping low when she heard his drunken song:
"I am betrayed by Lizie, but I'll drink to her till dawn!"

Then she stood forth to meet him, all in her man's attire;
When Jamie spied her standing, his eyes were flashing fire:
"'Tis you who stole my lassie, thou blackguard highwayman!
Now draw ye forth your rapier, and I'll fight wi thee till dawn! (hic)
Fight wi thee till dawn, I'll fight wi thee till dawn;
Now draw ye forth your rapier, and I'll fight wi thee till dawn!
(Baith of ye!)"

Two rapiers in the moonlight, they were a fearsome sight,
But James was nane sae nimble from drinking half the night,
And bonnie Lizie never a sword before had drawn;
They were a rare and a weel-matched pair to fight until the dawn.

But Jamie grew more nimble, his blade began to dart,
Just as the sun was rising, the point was at her heart;
Then she's pulled aff the grey cocked hat, and the mask that she had on:
"O now behold the highwayman who robbed you ere the dawn!"

"'Tis fie upon thee, Lizie, tae do sae bold a thing,
For to deceive your true love for the sake of a gay gold ring;
That ring deliver unto unto me, my ring that you have on;
'Tis rightly mine, you waste your time to fight wi me till dawn.'

"Remember when I robbed you, the pretty things you said?
You sware you'd ainly give it tae the maid that you would wed;
I am the maid you'll wed, love, wi this ring that I have on;
'Tis rightly mine, for surely I hae stayed wi thee till dawn!
Stayed wi thee till dawn, for I fought wi thee till dawn!
'Tis rightly mine, for surely I hae stayed wi thee till dawn!"

Then she took up the grey cocked hat, all wi its scarlet plume:
"You thought amiss to look on this a' hanging in my room;
You thought it was my lover's hat, and sure you were not wrong,
For I'll gie it gladly tae the man who stayed wi me till dawn."

Jamie put the hat on, and a loud laugh laughed he:
"Where would I find anither sich a canny lass as thee?"
And sae betwixt them baith the wedding day was fixed upon,
And weel repaid would be the maid who'd stayed wi him till dawn.
Stayed wi him till dawn, aye, stayed wi him till dawn;
And weel repaid would be the maid who'd stayed wi him till dawn.


CHAPTER THREE

Now Lizie's gone a-fetching her wedding dress to wear,
While Jamie rade for the minister's hoose without a thought of care,
When who should spy his grey cocked hat wi the scarlet feather on
But the bailiff's son wi the sheriff's men who'd rade wi him till dawn.
Rade wi him till dawn, aye, rade wi him till dawn;
But the bailiff's son wi the sheriff's men who'd rade wi him till dawn.

"Ho, look yon and yonder, 'tis the man that did me rob!
You see your duty, sheriff"s men; I pray now do your job!
I know him by his grey cocked hat wi the scarlet feather on;
This is the very highwayman who robbed me ere the dawn."

Sae Jamie was arrested, and the charges down were laid;
When Lizie she got word o this, she was a waeful maid!
She did not reach the courtroom till the trial it was run;
The judge said unto Jamie: "You must lose your life at dawn.
Lose your life at dawn, aye, lose your life at dawn;"
The judge said unto Jamie: "You must lose your life at dawn."

She went to the judge's chambers to plead for Jamie's sake:
"He is nae highway robber, nae money did he take;
'Twas I gave him that grey cocked hat wi the scarlet feather on--
O set him free, for it is me should hanged be at dawn!"

The judge said unto Lizie, "you tell a pretty tale,
But sich a pretty fair maid should never lie in gaol,
Your plea I will consider; your plea I'll think upon;
I'll pardon you your Jamie if you'll stay wi me till dawn!
Stay wi me till dawn, aye, stay wi me till dawn!
I'll pardon you your Jamie if you'll stay wi me till dawn!"

"Be you a man of honour, I'll stay wi thee the night,
If you will pardon Jamie upon the morning light."
The judge he sware it wi his hand the holy book upon:
He'd surely pardon Jamie if she'd stay wi him till dawn.

And sae that night went Lizie unto the judge's door;
He thought to lie in the lassie's arms for many an hour and more,
But all the arms he got frae her were her two pistols drawn:
"O fret ye not, your honour, for I'll stay wi thee till dawn!
Stay wi thee till dawn, aye, wi baith my pistols drawn!
O fret ye not, your honour, for I'll stay wi thee till dawn!"

And sae he sat at gunpoint till the crowing cock was heard,
And then she said unto him, "be as good as your word,
Your word whereas you gave it the holy book upon;
Now you must pardon Jamie for I've stayed wi thee till dawn."

The judge he fair admitted he had been rarely used:
"'Tis shame upon thee, lassie, my aith you have abused,
But I'll spare you your Jamie --here is the pardon drawn--
'Twould be a lie for to deny you've stayed wi me till dawn."

Sae Lizie freed her Jamie, and married they would be,
And the purse she stole frae the bailiff's son, it was her dowery;
And Jamie says to Lizie, "NOW you'll stay wi me till dawn,
But damned if I'll ever wear that Grey Cocked Hat wi the scarlet feather on!
Scarlet feather on, aye, to ashes has it gone;
Damned if I'll ever wear that grey cocked hat wi the scarlet feather on!"


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