Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn

Album: Icky Thump (2007)
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  • Singing
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh

    Well, the hills are pretty and rollin'
    But the thorn is sharp and swollen
    And the man plays a beautiful whistle
    But he wears a prickly thistle

    Singing
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh

    The silver birches pierce through an icy fog
    Which covers the ground most daily
    And the angels which carry St. Andrew high
    Are singing a tune most gaily

    Singing
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh

    One sound can hold back a thousand hands
    When the pipe plays a tune forlorn
    And the thistle is a prickly flower
    Aye, but how it is sweetly worn

    Singing
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh
    Li de li de li oh oh
    Well, a li de li de li oh Writer/s: JACK WHITE
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Tinachris from Morro Bay, CaThere has not been one time when this beautiful song does not make me instantly happy. Even if it is just for a moment. Sometimes I am deep in thought with this tune, others just doing my own version of a jig! :)
  • Maddie from Arlington, VaI love how this song is so different from other rock songs. Its my favorite song from the White Stripes. It also kind of reminds my of Led Zeppelin
  • Gloria from Fallbrook, CaPersonally, this is my favorite song off of the Icky Thump album. It can always cheer me up. :)
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