Lady Jay

Album: There's the Rub (1974)
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  • Hear me when I cry
    Listen to my song
    The jay my lovely lady
    To the earth she did belong

    I can't trace her
    Lost her from my life
    But the manor lady's bright young son
    Couldn't take her for his wife

    Under the forest branches
    She came to me
    Until the day she cried aloud
    A father I should be

    That was the last time that we met
    I never saw her again
    For she took her life on princeton wharf
    To save my worthy name

    She found death's open arms
    And lay in them in grace
    I watched as icy fingers
    Clawed her lovely face

    Now I stumble through the mist
    To where they laid her in the grave
    And maybe I'll remember
    The flowers for my days

    Far beyond the sand
    I will take your hand
    The spirit of our love will live forever
    Far beyond the clouds
    We will laugh aloud
    The spirit of our love will live again Writer/s: ANDY POWELL, LAURIE WISEFIELD, MARTIN TURNER, STEVEN UPTON
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Comments: 5

  • Alan from Wiltshire"But the manor lady's bright young son COULDN'T take her for his wife." It's the whole point of the song. And it is Princetown Moor, not Princeton Wharf. If you lived in the west of England and were knowledgable about Dartmoor you would know this.
  • Rick Shultz from Chattanooga,tnI am simply going to stop trying to correct these lyrics, because people who can't HEAR worth a damn keep changing them back to what they THINK they are hearing and I'm just tired of trying to get them right on this page. Nobody gives a healthy damn whether they are right or not so to hell with it.
  • Rick from Chattanooga,tnGuys, I hate to tell you but somebody has been messing with lyrics to "Lady Jay" a song b7y Wishbone Ash. Again. They have put the wrong words in the second of these two lines ""She found death's open arms. And lay in them in grace." Wrong words in second couplet. It SHOULD BE: "And lay in their embrace"! She laid in the embrace of the open arms of death. I HAD these lyrics RIGHT at one time. PLEASE correct this!
  • Rick from Chattanooga,tnThank you for posting the CORRECT Lyrics to "Lady Jay" I am a devoted Wishbone Ash fan and could not STAND seeing Martin Turner's beautiful Lyric slaughtered. KUDOS to SongFacts!! Good Job guys!!
  • Lester from New York City, NyGreat group, great album. TWIN BARRELS BURNING!!!!
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