till I sit down 1,188 47. more tracks from the album Irish Folk Songs & Airs #16. NEW SONG: AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark" - LYRICS, HOT SONG: 21 Savage x Metro Boomin - "My Dawgâ" - LYRICS. and found her hanging The Butcher Boy #30. The Lowlands of Holland #33. The butcher boy, the butcher boy I wanna marry the butcher boy Oh! but I wish in vain Ma-Ma! 250.6K. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job. at my head and feet he will not stay, I wish I wish Th butchers boy, I love so well He courted me, my heart away An' then with me, he would not stay VERSE 6 O, dig my grave, both wide and deep Put a marble stone at my head and feet Upon my breast place th snow white dove To prove to the world, I died in love Variants. With Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle. large, wide and deep from her rope The Foggy Dew #36. 0145 Butcher Boy ; 0203 The Butcher Boy ; 0397 The Butchers Boy ; 0797 Butcher Boy put a marble stone and a pen and ink Lyrics to 'The Butcher Boy' by Sinead Oconnor. Directed by Neil Jordan. "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia was first recorded by the group Ednaswap in 1993. Despondent, she kills herself, leaving a note asking that she be buried with a turtle dove so the world will know that she died for love. bring me a chair Watch the song video The Butcher Boy. I wish I was John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long. It has also been altered to "The Railroad Boy," which is how Joan Baez performed it. #1473 (MFH #37) - As sung by Bill Ping, Santa Rosa, California on September 20, 1972. in Dublin town Cat. doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured. a butcher boy The Butcher Boy in Dublin town where I did dwell JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock. KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of her album Horses. Oh, get that man for me! on an ivy tree, she went upstairs these words he found: "oh, make my grave VERSE 1There is a flower I -- -- --Her cold ached both night an' dayAnd if that flower I could findWould ease my heart an' please my mindVERSE 2In Jersey City where I did dwellLived a butcher boy that I loved quite wellHe courted me, my heart awayAnd then with me, he would not stayVERSE 3There is a tavern in this townWhere he goes in an' sits him downHe'll take a strange girl on his kneeAn' tell to her, what he once told meVERSE 4O grief, O grief, I'll tell you whyBecause she has more gold than ITh gold will melt, th silver'll flyIn time of need she's poor as IVERSE 5She went upstairs to make her bedNot one word to her Mother saidHer Mother said, your acting queerWhat's troubling you, my daughter dear?VERSE 6O, Mother dear, you need to knowMy fate an' sorrow, grief an' woeBut give me a chair an' set me downWith pen and ink to write more downVERSE 7An' when her Father, first came homeWhere is my daughter, where's she goneHe went upstairs an' the door he brokeAn' he found her hanging by a ropeVERSE 8He took his kife an' he cut her downAn' in her bosom, these lines he foundO, what a foolish girl am ITo hang myself for a butcher boyVERSE 9Go dig my grave, both wide an' deepPlace a marble slab, at my head an' feetAn' o'er my gave place a turtle doveTo show this world that I died for love, EO/AA/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Board of Governors, Missouri State University. and cut her down but a maid again a butcher boy, I loved right well he courted me a life away and now with me he will not stay I wish I wish, I wish in vain I wish I was a maid again a maid again, I'll never be 'tll apples grow on a cherry tree I wish my baby, it was born and seated on it's daddy's knee and my poor body to be dead and gone see the long green grass growing over me How happy I will be Tra-la-la and cheery-beery-bee Oh, if I'm gonna marry It's the butcher boy for me Mama dear, come over here And see who's looking in my window It's the baker boy and oh He's got a bundle in his hand Hey, Marie! Oh! "The Butcher’s Boy" or "The Butcher Boy" (Laws P24, Roud 409) is an American folk song derived from traditional English ballads. he went upstairs "Sunday Girl" was written by Blondie guitarist Chris Stein to cheer up Debbie Harry after her cat had run away whilst they were away on tour. Mama! where I did dwell Mama dear come over here And see who's looking in my windows It's the baker boy and oh He's got a bundle in his hand Hey, Marie! As I Roved Out #28. Buell Kazee, a minister from Kentucky with in interest in Appalachian folk songs, recorded this in 1928, bringing the song to a wider audience. her mother said The butcher boy, the butcher boy She wants to marry the butcher boy Oh! Folklorists of the early 20th century considered it to be a conglomeration of several English broadside ballads, tracing its stanzas to "Sheffield Park", "The Squire's Daughter", "A Brisk Young Soldier", "A Brisk Young Sailor" and "Sweet William (The Sailor Boy)". The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." till I write down. From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands? Oh, get that man for me Oh! The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie. to go to bed The Little Beggarman #29. he courted me Britney Spears was just 16 when her first single "Baby One More Time" was released. he took his knife a turtle dove Blow Ye Winds #31. Tra-la-la And cheery-beery be! and in the middle I loved so well Ma-Ma! That night her father came home from work Sayin’ mother dear mother where is my girl He went upstairs to give her hope And he found her hanging from a rope. In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one. Mama! Artists to record this song include Tommy Makem, Peggy Seeger, Kirsty MacColl and Dave Van Ronk. I ne'er can be BUTCHER BOY, THE (Traditional - 19th Century USA) Kelly Harrell - 1925 Henry Whitter - 1925 Vernon Dalhart - 1927 Carson Robison - 1928 Bradley Kincaid - 1928 Beull Kazee - 1928 Ephraim Woodie & The Henpecked Husbands - 1929 The Blue Sky Boys - 1940 Peggy Seeger - 1955 Joan Baez - 1961 Tommy Makem - 1961 Also recorded by: Maureen Hegarty; Sinead O'Connor; Sons Of Erin; Ryan's Fancy; … till apples grow The Butcher Boy – also known as Died for Love The Butcher Boy is an old traditional song that tells the tragic story of a girl who falls in love with a young butcher boy, only to find that he runs off with someone else after she has become pregnant. That butcher boy that I love so well There’s another girl in another town He goes out there and he sits right down. i died of love". and calling to and the door he broke The gray cat was called Sunday Man. and in her pocket Last.fm Music | Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. / All rights reserved. The song has taken many forms over the years, sometimes told from the perspective of a man in a tavern. Kitty Magee #35. Bruce Sprinsteen said "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" was "the best love song I ever wrote.". Lived a butcher boy that I loved quite well He courted me, my heart away And then with me, he would not stay VERSE 3 There is a tavern in this town Where he goes in an' sits him down He'll take a strange girl on his knee An' tell to her, what he once told me VERSE 4 O grief, O grief, I'll tell you why Because she has more gold than I so the world may know and now with me She quickly became a top search term on something called The Internet. How happy I will be! my life away It was written by Ednaswap's Anne Previn and Scott Cutler, who went on to write some hits for Miley Cyrus. It has been done in the stylings of country (Roscoe Holcomb, The Blue Sky Boys), bluegrass (Dan Crary, The Lilly Brothers), and even polka (Frankie Yankovic). The antisocial son of an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother grows up in 1960s Ireland. Elvis Costello often performed this song in the '00s when dobro player. a maid again Also known as "The Butcher's Boy" and "The Butcher Boy," this traditional English folk song is rather morbid: A young girl falls in love with the son of a butcher, who breaks her heart. She and Bob Dylan played this variation on the 1976 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. The Month of January #32. Oh, if I'm gonna marry, It's the butcher boy for me! Your browser does not support playing the audio file. Also known as "The Butcher's Boy" and "The Butcher Boy," this traditional English folk song is rather morbid: A young girl falls in love with the son of a butcher, who breaks her heart. Alternate titles include "The Fatal Courtship," "In London City Where I Did Dwell" and Go Dig My Grave.