Fause, Fause

by Lori Watson

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Freedom, it’s curious how quickly we can erode our own freedom responding to the world around us, the actions of others, and the beliefs we form as a result. This beautiful song from the traveller tradition aches with betrayal but there’s a kick of determination to remain carefree.

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger picked up on the ‘impossible natural phenomenon’ in this and related versions of the story/song in their Travellers’ Songs from England and Scotland (1/1977). This theme can be found in lots of traditional songs and is something that has always sparked my imagination: ships sailing in forests, the sun rising in the West, rocks melting with the sun, ravaging the white snowflake’s nest…

lyrics

Fause, fause hae ye bin tae me ma love
An aften ye've changed yer mind
An nou ye've lain yer love on some ither fair yin
A fear ye are nae mair mine

A've climbed intae a tree that wis ower high fir me
Seekin fruits whaur there wisna ony grow'n
A've drawn warm watter fae aneath cauld clay
An against the stream A wis row'n

Fause, fause hae ye bin tae me ma love
An aften ye've changed yer mind
An nou ye've lain yer love on some ither fair yin
A fear ye are nae mair mine

But A will climb intae a far higher tree
An herry the white snawflaucht's nest
An doun A will faa wi oot ony fear
Intae the airms that lo me best

Fause, fause hae ye bin tae me ma love
An aften ye've changed yer mind
An nou ye've lain yer love on some ither fair yin
I fear ye are nae mair mine

credits

released April 14, 2017
traditional song

Vocal and fiddle by Lori Watson
Recorded and mixed by Duncan Lyall at Red Deer
Mastered by Iain Hutchison at Glo Worm Studios
Bird illustration by Jennifer Austin

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