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  1. Rose, Marie and Heather

From the album Midnight Sun

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Rose, Marie and Heather
(G. Gothard, W. Gothard, S. Gothard)
Solana Gothard: lead vocals, bodhran
Willow Gothard: mandolin, octave mandolin, vocals
Greta Gothard: guitar, bass, vocals

Lyrics

There were three sisters walked through the trees

Rose, Marie and Heather
When they chanced upon a lady so fine

And she was the Queen of the fairies
The sisters were holding a party that night

Rose, Marie and Heather

But the lady was clever and blocked their path

And she was the Queen of the fairies



The Queen beckoned the eldest one in

Away from her sisters a-waiting

‘For you I would give all the gold in the land,
 send away your worries and caring’

‘No thank you good Queen,’ the eldest one said, ‘I have enough to be happy’
And the sisters walked on to the edge of the trees

On the way home to the party

The Queen beckoned the middle one in
Away from her sisters a-waiting
‘For you I would give all the praise in the land,
they would finally all see you shining’
‘No thank you good Queen,’ the middle one said,
‘I prefer my quieter life here’
And the sisters walked on to the foot of the hill
On the way home to the party

The Queen beckoned the youngest one in
Away from her sisters a-waiting
‘For you I’d give power over both of them,
they’d finally bow down before you’
‘No thank you good Queen,’ the youngest one said,
‘I’m happy as I am’
And the sisters climbed up to the top of the hill
On the way home to the party

There were three sisters walked through the fields
Rose, Marie and Heather

Away from the fairy Queen’s lonely schemes

Journeying home together
The sisters held their party that night
Rose, Marie and Heather
With laughter and music and fruits of the field
Glad to be together