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Three Ravens – Leafy Greens & Mutton

Local medieval singing group, Leafy Greens and Mutton, performing the song “Three Ravens” (Thomas Ravenscroft) at the Bangor Public Library on August 29, 2007.

Check out their website at http://www.geocities.com/aneleda

Leafy Greens and Mutton are also members of the SCA’s (Society for Creative Anachronism) Shire of Endewearde (central and northern Maine).

Check out photos from the event at: http://photobucket.com/albums/ee79/catgirlpink/0000_SCAevents/2007-08-29_LGM

The Society for Creative Anachronism:
http://www.sca.org
The SCA’s East Kingdom:
http://www.eastkingdom.org

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The Three Ravens

There were three ravens sat on a tree,
Down a down, hey down, hey down
They were as black as they might be,
With a down.
The one of them said to his mate.
“O where shall we our breakfast take?”
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down.

Down in yonder green field,
Down a down, hey down, hey down
There lies a knight slain e’en his shield,
With a down.
His hounds they lie down at his feet
So well they do their master keep.
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down.

His hawks they fly so eagerly
Down a down, hey down, hey down
There is no fowl dare come him nigh,
With a down.
Down there comes a fallow doe
As great with child as she might go.
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down.

She lifted up his bloody head,
Down a down, hey down, hey down
And kissed his wounds that were so red,
With a down.
She got him up upon her back
And carried him to earthen lake.
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down.

She buried him before the prime,
Down a down, hey down, hey down
She was dead herself ere even-song time,
With a down.

God send every gentleman
Such hawks, such hounds, and such a leman,
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down.

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Duration : 0:2:44


3 thoughts on “Three Ravens – Leafy Greens & Mutton

  1. Johndavis666 says:

    way to fast, calm …
    way to fast, calm down there buddy

  2. digital1cat says:

    Very good
    Very good

  3. Ivyandstone says:

    Huh, I’ve never …
    Huh, I’ve never heard the whole song, just the “derry derry down” part. Not an upper, but good.

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