• Artist: Will Taylor
  • Title: Matt Hyland
  • Genre: World - Celtic, Folk
  • Mood: Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Horns/Woodwinds/Brass, All Other
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 4/19/2012
  • Lyric themes: Storytelling, Courtship Dating, Being in Love Passion, Sentimental, Longing
  • Lyrics: There was a lord lived in the north Who had a fair and lovely daughter She was courted by a handsome man Who was a servant to her father But when her parents came to know They swore they'd ban him from the island But the maid she knew that her heart would break If she should part from young Matt Hyland So straightaway to her love she went Into his room him to awaken Saying, "Arise and go, my own true love This very night you will be taken I overheard my parents say In spite of me they will transport you So arise my love, and go away I wish to God I'd gone before you" " How can I go away my love?" How can I leave without my wages? Without one penny of my own Just like some poor and lonesome stranger?" "Here's fifty guineas in bright gold That's far much more than father owes you So arise and go, my own true love I wish to God I'd gone before you" They both sat down upon the bed All for the sight of one another And not one word did either speak Til down their cheeks the tears did shower She laid her head upon his breast Around his neck her arms entwined there "Not a duke nor lord nor earl I'll wed I'll wait for you my own Matt Hyland" As days passed by she then began To roam the graves alone and slighted In in her grief she cried aloud Send back send back my own Matt Hyland The lord conversed with his daughter dear One night alone in her bedchamber "I will give you leave to bring him back Since there‚Äôs no one can win your favor" She wrote a letter in great haste For him her heart was still repining They brought him back, to the church they went And made a lord of young Matt Hyland
  • Keywords: world, simple, acoustic, gentle, Brass, Heartfelt, Irish, Organic

About Will Taylor

Will Taylor

I'm Will Taylor. I arrived in Austin in 1973 and spent summers swimming at Barton Springs, played shirtless in the garden of the infamous Armadillo World Headquarters, lived two blocks from the Rome Inn where Stevie Ray Vaughan played the blues weekly.

I graduated from Austin High and studied viola performance at the UT School of Music in 1987 while playing jazz fusion in 6th street clubs on the weekend.

The music scene has drastically changed ...

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