Violet Sarah by Cloudstreet We are travelling through a town this day and must have bread And it's "Where can I find a good baker in this town?" she said When we have supplies on board we shall both thirsty be And it's "Where can I find a good alehouse in this town?" said she Chorus : On the Violet Sarah, Violet Sarah Beauty of the cut, jewel of the travelling waters On the Violet Sarah, Violet Sarah Beauty of the cut, jewel of the travelling water In the Beehive Tavern by the towpath on the right We will sample the finest of real ale, pint by pint In the Beehive Tavern there's a ale called 'Doug's Delight' And it tastes of the raspberries in summer, honey and sunlight Chorus Do you see that cool white swan with trailing cygnets three She comes asking for scraps at the galley, snapping visciously Don't through ought into the cut for cygnet or for duck Nor to wash in the vile green water only brings bad luck Chorus Climbing through the hedgerow not a mile or three from Bath We go dancing along in the meadow all above the path Down the reedy bank unto the river's shady brim We can hear that the Avon is calling us to come and swim Chorus Nancy, dearest Nancy do not fall into the drink As you're painting the name on your vessel toes upon the brink Don't be so foul-tempered dearest Nancy dripping wet With a bruise like a blackberry and a mouthful of regret Chorus Sitting in the bar we sing the 'Green Man' song again And with pride that all afternoon we sing hundreds of green men Don't break my green man, don't break my green man Don't break my plaster cast of him, I like him a lot Chorus Written by the Australian folk duo Cloudstreet (John Thompson and Nicole Murray) and recorded on their 2006 album Violet Sarah and Muckle John.
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