Gracius And Gay

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Gracius and Gay
Harley Lyrics
Middle English
Circa 1450

The love of a beautiful woman brings a man sorrow at her departure.

"On her lies all my thoughts"

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Gracius and gay,
On hyr lytt all my thohth;
Butt sche rew on me today,
To deth sche hatt me broth.

Hyr feyngerys bytt long and small,
Hyr harmus byth rown and toth,
Hyr mowth as sweth as lycory,
Vn hyr lyytt all my thoth.

Hyr iyne bytt feyr and gray,
Hyr bruys bytt well ybenth,
Hyr rode as rede as roose yn May,
Hyr medyll ys small and gent.

Sche ys swett vnder schett,
I lowe hyr and no mo.
Sche hatte myne harth to kepe
In londes wher sche go.

Sodenly tell, y pray,
To the my low ys lend;
Kysse me yn my way
Onys ar y wend.

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from Marginalia, released December 16, 2015

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Marginalia Exeter, UK

A five piece folk band that takes beautiful medieval lyrics and resets them to their own compositions. Female vocals, English bagpipes, mango-cello, bouzouki, harmonium and bass give their songs subtlety at moments and drive at others, interspersed with tunes from all over Europe. Marginalia have played festivals, re-enactments, LARP, folk clubs and parties. ... more

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