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.

Down by the Greenwood
1983 - 2004 by Paul Espinoza,
Forest Moon Music, BMI, all rights reserved

- Chorus -
Down by the greenwood, listen to the rush of the water,
Listen to the wind, listen to the night-owl sing.
Down by the greenwood, listen for the boatman's daughter,
Listen to her footsteps, listen to the love she brings.

- 1 -
I recall that night as if it were but yesterday,
Laying on the hillside as the evening turned to gray,
How she knew I'll never know,
There she stood and I was all alone.

- 2 -
Near the water echoing as from my very soul
I looked deep into her eyes, they spoke no sound I know,
Parting my lips with a warmness,
There I felt the depth of my first kiss.

- 3 -
We walked a path I'd never seen, she whispered soft to me,
Take me deep within your blood and share your dreams with me,
Shadow dancing in the moonlight,
Warm lips, soft and gentle in the night.

- 4 -
On the hillside laying in the dark of that still night,
The love that passed between us I'll remember 'til I die
Somewhere in my memory, the vision of her loving me,
The secret of the river's very soul.

Copyright
1998 - 2004

by Golden Bough, Inc.