From the Golden Bough recording,
The Boatman's Daughter,
recorded at John Altman Studios
in San Francisco and first released
on Kicking Mule Records in 1983.

Follow Me Down
1983 - 2004 by Paul Espinoza,
Forest Moon Music, BMI, all rights reserved
(Drawing at bottom of page by Theresa Rochelle, 1983 - 2004 by Paul Espinoza)

- 1 -
Oh, then follow me down where the milk-water flows,
And I'll show you the dew like the tears of a rose
And so like a rose my petals fell down,
And I left myself open to the thorns and the frowns,
To the thorns and the frowns.

- 2 -
When I was a maiden he lay long by me,
And the fruit of our loving soon all eyes could see,
The growing within and the love waiting there,
To feel the warm sun and to breath the sweet air,
And to breath the sweet air.

- 3 -
And when sunset arrived, full of hope, full of fear,
To give birth through my pain, through my joys and my tears,
At my breast then he lay, a child of the sun
But many were the whispers, "Oh, what has she done,
Oh, what has she done."

- 4 -
For my love he had gone to fight that ancient war,
And I felt a deep sorrow I had not felt before,
When the news of his dying came to my birth bed,
One love lay breathing while the other lay dead,
While the other lay dead.

- 5 -
Oh, then follow me down where the milk-water flows,
And I'll show you the dew like the tears of a rose
And so like a rose, so fragrant and strong,
Children will carry dreams into the dawn,
Into a new dawn.

Copyright
1998 - 2004

by Golden Bough, Inc.