Orphan's Wedding

by Georgia Lewis

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This song was based on a true story written by Andy M. Stewart.
Featuring Ross Grant on fiddle and Georgia Lewis on vocals and piano. Record at Real World Studios.

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THE ORPHANS' WEDDING
(Andy M. Stewart)

One fine summer's morning as nature was dawning,
And good folk held to the church bell,
Two young lovers by night were deceived
And their story I sadly will tell.

For all the town knew of our wedding,
Now all the town knows of our shame.
And I've been broken for ever,
By a stranger who told me my name.

She came from the city to help in the harvest,
I worked in the field by her side
And all the long winter I courted my love,
In the summer I made her my bride.

And happy were we for the first time together
Since the Great War had taken our kin,
When a man from the government came to our door,
And he asked if I might let him in.

With a voice that was colder than the wind on the mountains
Or spray from a winter-blown sea,
He said that together we could not remain,
For brother and sister were we.

For all the town knew of our wedding,
Now all the town knows of our shame.
And I've been broken for ever,
By a stranger who told me my name.

Now in summer I walk through the deep glens and quiet
To sit by their dark waters' side,
And there I think only on her that I shamed
And all for the taking of a bride.

For all the town knew of our wedding,
Now all the town knows of our shame.
And I've been broken for ever,
By a stranger who told me my name.

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released April 16, 2021

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Georgia Lewis England, UK

Exploring folk tales old and new, Georgia Lewis blends ballads of nature, love, loss and longing with great depth and passion. Nominated for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award, winner of the Future of Young Folk Award, Georgia’s been “making a name for herself through really well received concerts” Julie Fowlis. Georgia's energy is hard to beat! ... more

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