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Vocals & Violin: Robyn McKenzie
Guitar, Bass & Spoons: Billy Playle
Bodhran: Vincent Pompe van Meerdervoort
Composition and arrangement: Steffen Offermann
Mix: Steffen Offermann

By Lake and By Lee

I once loved a young man
By lake and by lee
And he promised that one day
We would cross the green sea
Oh, his blue eyes were bright
As he paid court to me

But one night a full moon
Lit this old harbour town
The press gang lay waiting
And we saw them too late
They tied him with ropes
And dragged him away

I once loved a young man
By grove and by glen
Of all others the kindest
And the fairest of men
He asked should we marry
And I answered back when

But one night a full moon
Lit this old harbour town
The press gang lay waiting
And we saw them too late
I fought hard to hold him
But we both met our fate

Now I stand on the pier near the place where I fell
And drowned in the ocean, so legends would tell
Oh, we travelled the sea, as he'd promised to me
But he journeyed wide and I journeyed deep

Oh, one night a full moon
Lit this old harbour town
The press gang lay waiting
And we saw them too late
They tied him with ropes
And dragged him away

I once loved a young man
By lake and by lee
And he promised that one day
We would cross the green sea