February 13, 2011

'Six Ribbons' for Your Valentine

At Valentine time, I'm reminded of the old love songs and those that were written in contemporary times with an ancient feel. One of my favorites is below. 

'Six Ribbons' 
by Jon English

If I were a minstrel
I'd sing you six love songs to tell the whole world of the love that we share

If I were a merchant
I'd bring you six diamonds with six blood red roses for my love to wear

But I am a simple man, a poor common farmer
So take my six ribbons to tie back your hair
Yellow and brown, blue as the sky, red as my blood, green as your eyes

If I were a nobleman
I'd bring you six palaces with six hundred servants for comforting care
But I am a simple man, a poor common farmer 
So take my six ribbons to tie back your hair

If I were a minstrel
I'd sing you six love songs to tell the whole world of the love that we share
So be not afraid my love
You're never alone love,
while you wear my ribbons tying your hair.


Happy Valentine's Day to each of you!

4 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

Happy valentine's day, chris! Love the song.

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Happy Day to you as well Teresa!
Hugs,
Chris

Basket gal said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this photo! I also love this song, too. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

BG,
Ditto, though a bit late. Sounds like I better get you a more formal version of this image. :)
Hugs,
Chris

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