The Singer’s Request – Nic Jones, adapted from a poem by Walter Scott. Recorded by Nic Jones;" by Caroline & Sandy Paton, Harry Tuft, Ed Trickett; and by John Elwood and Sally Burkhart. SheetMusic(pdf)

Dark the night and long till day
Do not bid us further stray

Now the sun it does decline
Pour the beer and pour the wine
Let us lead your thoughts astray
From the world and from the day

We bring songs of history
Love and war and mystery
We can lead you from despair
Or can chill the darkening air

You can choose to pass us by
With a cruel or scornful eye
We will see the ending through
And then we’ll turn and say to you