The Minstrel’s Lover

The Minstrel's Lover

I

A beauty to behold was she

Who sat upon the minstrel’s seat,

A gem that hardly could be found

Was she who stole my heart away,

Her voice belonged in a choir of Angels,

Her gait could be of a princess,

She took her steps with utmost care,

Her words the same was bestowed,

My heart she made her personal banjo,

The strings she plucked with perfect rhythm,

Her heart I swore I’d win for me,

But she left before I could achieve this feat;

So out to the roads I go,

To bring my minstrel home,

Her heart I’d win,

A song she’d sing,

To announce our love to the world.

II

I saddled my horse and galloped

After her as fast as I could,

But she had the advantage of a day and a half

So that didn’t much good do.

I reached the next town in record time

But she had left at dawn,

So I went to pub, had a few drinks

And told my matey’s of my woes;

I cried then wailed and huffed and puffed

Then chugged a few beers and soon was on my way;

So I’m out on the roads again,

To bring my minstrel home,

Her heart I’d win,

A song she’d sing,

To announce our love to the world.

III

I saddled my horse and galloped

After her as fast as I could,

But it was late and the hunters were out

So I didn’t get very far.

An arrow my horse had taken,

When for a bull it was mistaken,

But I couldn’t blame the hunters,

I’d have shot at me too,

It was pitch black and they couldn’t see a thing.

They asked me in for tea but I took a horse instead,

I saddled the horse and soon enough;

I was out on the roads again,

To bring my minstrel home,

Her heart I’d win,

A song she’d sing,

To announce our love to the world.

IV

I wasn’t long gone when I found

My minstrel on the side of the road,

A broken down carriage was her misfortune

And a blessing in disguise.

Her carriage I fixed and told of my woes

And professed my love for her;

She smiled and said she loved me too

And before long we’d be wed.

So we went back the way we had come,

My horse I retrieved from the hunters,

I said hey! and goodbye! to my matey’s at the pub,

And soon we were home and I told of how,

I’d been out on the road for days,

And I’ve brought my minstrel home,

Her heart I won,

A song she sang,

To announce our love to the world.

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