Rosemary & Rue

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Words & Music by Brooke Abbey, 2008.
This is based on Seanan McGuire's fabulous book by the same title:
seananmcguire.com/rosemary.php

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The moment I met you, I took a dislike Em Am
You were surly and rude; we were too much alike Dm Am
Now my heart's only wish is to keep faith with you G Am F
But all I can offer's rosemary and rue Em Am F

Rosemary and rue, rosemary and rue G Am
By cut grass and copper, just this can I offer Am - Em Am
A lonely bouquet of rosemary and rue. Am G E Am

Like a fool I believed when your green-apple eyes Em Am
Proclaimed me a hero in apple-green lies Dm Am
I gave you my oath that I would help you flee G Am F
I promised to save you; instead you saved me Em Am F

Rosemary and rue, rosemary and rue G Am
By cut grass and copper, just this can I offer Am - Em Am
A lonely bouquet of rosemary and rue. Am G E Am

The curse of the evening roses may fade Em Am
but your dying glance at me a new curse has laid Dm Am
It was not I who killed you, but I who betrayed G Am F
And I'll count now forever the cost that you paid Em Am F

Rosemary and rue, rosemary and rue G Am
By cut grass and copper, just this can I offer Am - Em Am
A lonely bouquet of rosemary and rue. Am G E Am

By rowan and ash, that is all I can do Am G Am

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from Steel Cage Match, released June 19, 2009
Vocals, banjola: Brooke Abbey
Harmony vocals: Michelle Dockrey
Guitar: John Caspell

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Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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