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Take My Heart

[Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp]

Steeleye Span recorded Take My Heart in 1986 for their album Back in Line. The album's sleeve notes comment:

Before Robert the Bruce died he asked his close friend and comrade Sir James Douglas to take his heart to be buried next to the Sepulchre in the Holy Land.

Lyrics

Take my heart to the Holy Land
My comrade, my friend
Take my heart to the Holy Land
And with it make amends
Take my heart to the Holy Land
And give me peace at last
And wash away the sins that lay
Upon it from the past.

Give my soul eternal peace
And dig deep my grave
Give my soul eternal peace
And pray that it be saved
Give my soul eternal peace
Jesus Lord allow
For all the wrongs that I have done
God's mercy on me now

Take my heart to the Holy Land …