The Devil's Plough

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Written and performed by Emma Heath and Mark Davies
Also arranged by Tony Skeggs

lyrics

In an ancient land where boundaries lie
great kings of power reach for the sky.
From the Bristol Channel to the Irish Sea
rolls as far as the eye can see.
Oh mighty King of the Mercians
you drove a Dyke through the ancient lands.
Marched mile on mile across low lands
state your claim over England.


The Devil’s Plough cuts earth and stone
No hand of man could work alone.
Whipped up fear in the borderlands
where lost souls rest in no man’s land.

As the clouds were filled with the promise of rain
Upon the shores a lady came
Cynethryth brought her guilt and shame
And in return took Offa’s name.
Shrowded in mystery
Awf’s ditch is all that’s left to see
And if you listen carefully
you’ll hear a whisper on the breeze.

The Devil’s Plough cuts earth and stone
No hand of man could work alone.
Whipped up fear in the borderlands
where lost souls rest in no man’s land.

Cut through the earth and stone, cut through the earth and stone
Hear the ground tremble and moan
cut through the earth and stone.
Cut through the earth and stone, cut through the earth and stone
Cut through the earth and stone.

The Devil’s Plough cuts earth and stone,
No hand of man could work alone
Whipped up fear in the borderlands
where lost souls rest in no man’s land.

credits

from Old Black Crow, released April 22, 2017
Guitar and Vocals - Emma Heath
Bodhran - Mark Davies
Other instrumentation - Tony Skeggs
Recorded and Produced by Tony Skeggs

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