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    JOHN RENBOURN GROUP + PENTANGLE - High Germany + Sovay

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    "High Germany" track # 9 of John Renbourn Group's album "Live In America" .
    "Sovay" is an unknown-origined English ballad 'bout a female highwayman, which also was called "Sophie" or "Sylvie" in traditional English music . Extracted from double Pentangle's album "Sweet Child".
    SOVAY :
    Sovay Sovay all on a day
    She dressed herself in man's array
    With a brace of pistols all by her side
    To meet her true love, to meet her true love, true love she ride.
    As she was riding over the plain
    She met her true love and bid him on his hand
    she said stop
    ``Stand and deliver, come sir,'' she said
    ``And If an you do not, and if an you do not, I'll shoot you dead''
    He delivered up his golden store
    And still she craved for one thing more
    ``That diamond ring, that diamond ring that I see you wear
    Oh hand it over, oh hand it over, and your life I'll spare''
    ``That diamond ring I wouldn't part
    For it's a token from my sweetheart
    You shoot and be damned you rogue" said he
    "And you'll be hanged and you'll be hanged for murdering me''
    Next morning in the garden green
    Young Sophie and her love were seen
    He spied his watch hanging by her clothes
    Which made him blush lads, which made him blush lads like any rose
    ``Why do you blush you silly thing
    I thought to have that diamond ring
    't was I who robbed you all on the plain
    So here's your gold, so here's your gold and your watch and chain''
    ``I only did it for to know
    If you would be a man or no
    If you had given me that ring she said
    I'd 'pulled that trigger I'd pulled that trigger and shot you dead'' .