Lyrics: The Lady


On a demo recorded at The Manor, Sandy sings a strange final line: “There are songs floating above the black hill”

The lady she had
A silver tongue.
For to sing she said,
And maybe that’s all.

Wait for the dawn
And we will have that song.
When it ends it will seem
That we hear silence fall.

The lady she had
A golden heart,
For to love, she said
And she did not lie.

Wait for the dawn
And we’ll watch for the sun.
As we turn it will seem
To arise in the sky.

We heard that song
While watching the skies,
Oh the sound it rang
So clear through the cold.

Then silence fell
And the sun did arise
On a beautiful morning
Of silver and gold.

Sandy Denny