The Lock Keepers Daughter Eleanor Darcy Written by Brian Langtry Copyright Bridge Music. All rights protected. Oh Eleanor Darcy, the corn was riding so high When you walked from the shade what a picture you made The lillies lay down and they sighed, the lillies lay down and they sighed We met by top lock your father the keeper I watched you tether haul and laugh Your face so black with coal dust and sacking Your eyes as bright as dew Oh Eleanor, etc We wed at the chapel down through the meadow You looked so fine I cried like a child Now you are the mother and I am the keeper Your eyes as bright as dew Oh Eleanor, etc We sat by the cut watched the moon rise up The sweet smell of mayweed garlic and herb We danced to the tune of the mating bird, And our eyes sparkled like dew We sat by the cut watched the moon rise up The sweet smell of mayweed grlic and herb And we dance to the tune of the mating bird Our eyes sparkled like dew Now I'm alone with memories for keepsakes Still working the lock and hauling the coal I still see you skipping o'er boats in the queue Your eyes as bright as dew Lyrics and recording kindly provided by Brian Langtry who has been touring a multi media show called “Coal and Canals” in 2018 and 2019. This is one of the songs written for this show
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