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My Flower, My Companion and Me

[trad. arr. Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy, Ben Ivitsky]

Norma Waterson sang My Flower, My Companion and Me in 2000 on her third solo album Bright Shiny Morning. She was accompanied by Martin Carthy, guitar, vocals, Chris Parkinson, harmonica, Mike Waterson & Nadine Elliott, vocals. Norma Waterson commented in her sleeve notes:

From the wonderful Helen Schneyer. Helen has a fund of the most wonderful songs and this she sang to us in her house in the woods in Vermont with humming birds on the porch. One of those memories which cling.

Lyrics

Norma Waterson sings My Flower, My Companion and Me

Oh the flowers that I loved in the wildwood
They have sent off their beautiful blooms
And the many dear friends of my childhood
Have slumbered for years in their tombs

Chorus (after each verse):
It's no wonder I'm broken-hearted
Stricken with sorry to be
We have met, we have loved, we have parted
Oh my flower, my companion and me

Oh the rose that I loved I remember
And the smile that I never more shall see
Since the cold bitter winds of December
Stole my flower, my companion from me

Ah but think of that bright shiny morning
When our spirits from earth shall be free
And we meet those we've loved in that dawning
Oh my flower, my companion and me

We have met, we have loved, we have parted
Oh my flower, my companion and me

Acknowledgements

Transcription by Garry Gillard.