Richie Story – Shirley Collins
Genre Pop

LYRIC
Richie Story

“Here's a letter to you, Madam
Here's a letter to you, Madam
Here is a letter from the Earl of the Weymss
And all in suit of you, Madam.”

“Say not so to me, Richard
Say not so to me, Richard
For I made a vow and I'll keep it true
To marry none but you, Richard.”

“Say not so to me, Madam
Say not so to me, Madam
For I have neither lands nor rents
For to maintain ye with, Madam.”

“Now I am going away, Madam
I am going away, Madam
I'm going away to London town
My friends they long to see me, Madam.”

“Then I will come with you, Richard
I will come with you, Richard
I'll leave my castle and my land
I'm coming away with you, Richard.”

As they came down through London town
Oh but the bells they were ringing bonny
And many a knight and many a squire
Stood there to welcome Richard's lady

“So dearly as you loved me, Madam
So dearly as you loved me, Madam
You left your lands and all your rents
Your serving boy to go with, Madam.”

“For since it's so I love you, Madam
Since it's so I love you, Madam
I left the sceptre and the throne
And was your serving man, Madam.”

“And was your serving man, Madam
Made all your bridles ring, Madam
But little did you know that your serving man
Was England's royal king, Madam.”

“And since it's so you love me, Madam
Since it's so I love you, Madam
You shall be the queen of all England
And happy shall you be, Madam.”

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