widow with shawl (a portrait) lyrics – donovan

dear wind that shakes the barley free
blow home my true love’s ship to me, fill the sail
i a-weary wait upon the sh*r*.

forsake her not in times of storm
protect her oaken beams from harm, fill her sail
i a-weary wait upon the sh*r*.

whither he be in africa
or deep asleep in india, fill his dreams
i a-weary wait upon the sh*r*.

dear snow white gulls upon the wave
i, like you, am lamenting, for my love.
i a-weary cry upon the sh*r*.

and in my chariot of sleep,
i ride the vast and dreamy deep deep sea.
i awake a-weary on the sh*r*.

seven years and seven days,
no man has seen my woman ways, dear god.
i a-weary cry upon the sh*r*.

along the shingled beach i go
the wind about me as i make my way
to my weary dream upon my bed.

dear wind that shakes the barley free
blow home my true love’s ship to me, fill the sail.
i a-weary wait upon the sh*r*.

/ donovan lyrics