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Almost Every Circumstance

[ Roud - ; Mudcat 11079 ; Colum Sands]

Silly Sisters (Maddy Prior and June Tabor) recorded Colum Sands’ song Almost Every Circumstance in 1988 for their second album No More to the Dance. The track was also included in 1990 on June Tabor’s anthology Aspects and in 1993 on the Topic anthology The Folk Collection.


The Silly Sisters sing Almost Every Circumstance

Chorus (repeated after each verse):
Seven days are in the week in almost every circumstance,
And there’s four seasons in the year, or so we learn at school;
Ah, but never count your chickens when you’re dealing with the women
For many’s the wise man fell asleep and wakened up a fool.

The first time I met my love was on a Monday morning,
And the second time I saw her was a Tuesday afternoon;
When she kissed me on a Wednesday, I couldn’t wait for Thursday,
But I can tell you now, my boys, that Thursday never came.

My love, she took the wintertime and turned it into springtime,
I never thought that love could change the world so much before;
I gave my heart and in return she promised me the summertime,
But I can tell you now, my boys, that summer never came.