Credits: 

Roud 412
Traditional, arranged Ruth Hazleton & Luke Plumb
 

Notes: 

Also known as The Turtle Dove, this track was inspired by the iconic version sung by Nic Jones (who took his version from A. L. Lloyd). It’s a song I have loved for many years. I have added a refrain taken from the well-known Scottish traditional song My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.

Lyrics: 

Ten Thousand Miles
 
Fare you well, my own true love
Farewell for a while
I'm going away, but I'll be back
If I go ten thousand miles.
 
Ten thousand miles, my own true love
Ten thousand miles or more
And the rocks may melt and the seas may burn
If I no more return.
 
Oh, don't you see yon lonesome dove
Sitting on yon ivy tree
She's weeping for her own true love
As I shall weep for mine.
 
Blow the winds over the ocean
Blow the winds over the sea
Blow the winds over the ocean
Bring back my bonnie to me.
 
Come back, come back, my own true love
And stay a while with me
For if I had a friend all on this earth
You've been a friend to me.
 
Blow the winds over the ocean,
Blow the winds over the sea,
Blow the winds over the ocean,
Bring back my bonnie to me.
 

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Release date: 

22/11/2019