would that i could lyrics – happy rhodes

(excerpts borrowed from a midsummer night’s dream)

over hill, over dale
thorough bush, thorough brier
over park, over pale
thorough flood, thorough fire

would that i could, i’d be serving my t*tania
would that i could, i’d never return
would that i could, i’d be loving my oberon
would that i could, i’d stay for good

i do wander everywhere
swifter than the moon’s sphere
and i serve the fairy queen
to dew her orbs upon the green

would that i could, i’d be serving my t*tania
would that i could, i’d never return
would that i could, i’d be loving my oberon
would that i could, i’d stay for good

the cowslips tall, her pensioners be
in their gold coats, spots you see
those be rubies, fairy favours
in those freckles live their savours

would that i could, i’d be serving my t*tania
would that i could, i’d never return
would that i could, i’d be loving my oberon
would that i could, i’d stay for good

i must go seek some dewdrops here
and hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear
farewell thou lob of spirits, i’ll be gone
our queen and all her elves come here anon

would that i could, i’d be serving my t*tania
would that i could, i’d never return
would that i could, i’d be loving my oberon
would that i could, i’d stay for good

/ happy rhodes lyrics