From the album Timber And Stream

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Traditional

Sonya Baughman: lead vocals, recorder
Mark Clavey: vocals, guitar
Mary Hanover: vocals, hammered dulcimer

A song that Mary has known since her teens (ages ago) and brought to the group. The only reference we could find for it (in print) was from a madrigal arrangement which read "traditional Ulster folk song". The melody is reminiscent of "Here's a Health to the Company". The tune that precedes the song, "Mary's March", is a march written by Mary.

Lyrics

A maid gone to Comber, her market to learn. To sell for her mommy three hanks of fine yarn. She met with a young man along the highway, which caused this young damsel to dally and stray.

"Sit down beside me, I mean you no harm. Sit down beside me this new tune to learn. Here is three guineas your mommy to pay, so lay by your yarn 'til the next market day."

They sat down together, the grass it was green. The day was the fairest that ever was seen. "Oh the look in your eye beats a morning in May. I could sit by your side 'til the next market day."

"Sit down beside me, I mean you no harm, &c"

This young maid went home with the words that he said, and the air that he played her still rang in her head. She said, "I'll go find him by land or by sea, 'til he learns me that tune called The Next Market Day."

"Sit down beside me, I mean you no harm, &c"

A maid gone to Comber, her market to learn. To sell for her mommy three hanks of fine yarn. She met with a young man along the highway, which caused this young damsel to dally and stray.

"Sit down beside me, I mean you no harm, &c"