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The Dark Lady
Recorded by Ceilis Muse Written by Bernadette Gillece - this is one of the most requested songs both at events and at faires.
 

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A fierce one-eyed man name of Baron La Bone, a meaner pirate had never been known
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And he sailed on the Dark Lady.
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A ship strong and sound with a perilous crew, and high on the mast the skull and bones flew
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Fleet and swift was the Dark Lady.
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And every night the Baron would drink a toast.     He'd say "Here's to our lovely Lady  Host
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My one true love!"  "Here!  Here!"  the crew replied.          And the Dark Lady sighed.

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A rich Spanish galleon was spotted one night.  The Dark Lady's crew prepared for the fight
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Clash of swords - no Spaniard survived it.
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Except for the maiden with dark eyes so bold found in the hull with the jewels and the gold
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La Bone laughed, and took her for ransom
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And every night the Baron would drink a toast.     He'd say "Here's to our lovely Lady  Host
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My one true love!"  "Here!  Here!"  the crew replied.          And the Dark Lady sighed.

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The girl Carlotta was a beauty quite rare.   With each passing night, La Bone couldn't bear
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His empty bed - He brought her to it.
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The Baron soon found he felt more than desire.  His love for her grew & his soul was on fire
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He proclaimed that they would marry
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That night the Baron drank with  jubi  -  lee.     He said "Here's to my lovely  bride - to - be!
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My one true love!"  "Here!  Here!"  the crew replied.           and the Dark Lady cried.

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The following night a storm brewed at sea.  The Dark Lady saw her chance to be free
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Of her rival  -  the beauty Carlotta
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The ship steered herself to the heart of the gale,  where a wave swept the maiden out over the rail
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Sweet revenge on an unfaithful lover
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That night____   the Lady drank a toast.        She said "Here's to your lovely  Lady   Host
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Your one true love!"           No voices replied,            And the Dark Lady smiled.

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And now any night when a storm fills the sky, they say that a ghost ship sails in its eye
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Fleet and swift is the Dark Lady
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A ship strong and sound with a perilous crew and high on the mast the skull and bones flew
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While the Captain gazes out to sea
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And every night the Baron must drink a toast. He says "Here's to our lovely Lady   Host
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My one true love!"  "Here!  Here!"  the ghost crew replies.        And the Dark Lady smiles.

(Continue strumming for three measures, then end abruptly.)

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