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    Sinéad O'Connor / Lyrics

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    "Lord Baker" Lyrics

    Sinéad O'Connor feat. Christy Moore

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    There was a Lord who lived in this land
    He being a Lord of high degree
    He left his foot down a ship's board
    And swore strange countries he would go see.

    He's travelled east and he's travelled west
    Half the north and the south also
    Until he arrived into Turkey land.
    There he was taken and bound in prison
    Until his life it grew weary.

    And Turkey bold had one only daughter
    As fair a lady, as the eye could see
    She stole the key to her Daddy's harbour
    And swore Lord Baker, she would set free.

    Singing, 'You have houses and you have linen,
    All Northumber belongs to thee
    What would you give to Turkey's daughter
    If out of prison she'd set you free?'

    Singing, 'I have houses, I have linen,
    All Northumber belongs to me
    I would will them all to you my darling,
    If out of prison you set me free?'

    She's brought him down to her Daddy's harbour
    And filled for him was the ship of fame
    And every toast that she did drink round him,
    'I wish Lord Baker that you were mine.'

    They made a vow for seven years
    And seven more for to keep it strong
    Saying 'If you don't wed with no other woman
    I'm sure I'll wed with no other man.'

    And seven years been past and over
    And seven more they were rolling on
    She's bundled up all her golden clothing
    And swore Lord Baker she would go find.

    She's travelled East and she's travelled West
    Until she came to the palace of fame
    'Who is that, who is that?' called the young foot soldier
    'Who knocks so gently and can't get in?'

    'Is this Lord Baker's palace?' replied the lady
    'Or is his lordship himself within?'
    'This is Lord Baker's palace' replied the porter,
    'This very day took a new bride in.'

    'Well ask him send me a cut of his wedding cake
    A glass of his wine that been e'er so strong
    And to remember the brave young lady
    Who did release him in Turkey land.'

    In goes, in goes, the young foot soldier
    Kneels down gently on his right knee
    'Rise up, rise up now the brave young porter,
    What news, what news have you got for me?'

    Singing, 'I have news of a grand arrival,
    As fair a lady as the eye could see
    She is at the gate
    Waiting for your charity.'

    'She wears a gold ring on every finger,
    And on the middle one where she wears three,
    She has more gold hanging around her middle
    Than'd buy Northumber and family.'

    'She asked you send her a cut of your wedding cake
    A glass of your wine, it been e'er so strong,
    And to remember the brave young lady
    Who did release you in Turkey land.'

    Down comes, down comes the new bride's mother
    'What will I do with my daughter dear?'
    'I know your daughter, she's not been covered
    Nor has she shown any love for me.

    Your daughter came with one pack of gold
    I'll avert her home now, with thirty-three.'
    He took his sword all by the handle
    And cut the wedding cake, in pieces three
    Singing 'here's a slice for the new bride's mother
    A slice for me new love and one for me.'

    And then Lord Baker, ran to his darling
    Of twenty-one steps, he made but three
    He put his arms around Turkey's daughter
    And kissed his true love, most tenderly.
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by . Dp, . Traditional, Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Pd Traditional, Sinead O'connor.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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