From the album no nay NEVER

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- traditional French song, updated music and lyrics by contemporary British songwriter Kate Rusby

Lyrics

I am a cobbler's daughter
I'm thought of rude and mean
But a finer and a bonnier lass
Well, you have never seen
I've plagued me father's head
For me life I wouldn't wed
And me mother's in the prison cause of me

There was a handsome young man
Who used to live by me
If I went out, if I went in
He'd always follow me
I know I don't rue the day
It happened as I say
I took him to me chamber room to see

I took him to me chamber
Where we could be alone
And knowing that me mother
And me father were at home
He kissed me on the cheek
And I screamed till I was weak
Me father came running to me show

He jumped upon the young man
As I was standing by
But he brought his fist behind his head
And thumped him in the eye
Me mother heard the din
Up the stairs she did begin
With a broom for a weapon she held high

Out ran the young man
Unto the stairs straightway
Me mother she was waiting
Like a raging bull I’d say
She's hit him on the head
And the young man fell like lead
Quite dead upon the floor he lay

Oh, I am a cobbler's daughter
I'm thought of rude and mean
But a finer and a bonnier lass
Well, you have never seen
I've plagued me father's head
For me life I wouldn't wed
And me mother's in the prison cause of me