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Album: Songs from the WoodReleased: 1977
This medieval-sounding folkish song is about a romp in the English countryside. The song is filled with sexual innuendo: "Never a care with your legs in the air," "Won't you have my company, yes, take it in your hand," "A young girl's fancy and an old maid's dream." There's also a concern about pregnancy: "August's rare delight may be april's fool," as August-April is 9 months, but not enough concern to stop him: "But think not of that my love, I'm tight against the seam." In the end, they sleep together after sex but he ditches her during the night: "We'll dream as lovers underneath the stars, of civilizations raging afar. Then the ragged dawn breaks on your battle scars, as you walk home cold alone upon velvet green."