Silver Dagger Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Traditional, arr. Joan Baez
Original Band
Joan Baez

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US June 12, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US June 19, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US June 20, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US June 25, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Crocodile Cafe Seattle Washington US June 26, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US January 09, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Bloom Mezzago Italy February 13, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Hotel du Nord Paris France June 27, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Hotel du Nord Paris France June 28, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Quaker Goes Deaf Chicago Illinois US July 18, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock Winchester Arts Centre Winchester England UK September 24, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock The CLUNY Newcastle upon Tyne England UK November 22, 2000
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Edinburgh Suite Edinburgh Scotland UK August 12, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary Alberta Canada July 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Lyric Theatre Blacksburg Virginia US April 20, 2017
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 13, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Newtown Social Club Sydney New South Wales Australia December 11, 2016
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US June 13, 1998

Lyrics

Don't sing love songs, you'll wake my mother
She's sleeping here, right by my side
And in her right hand a silver dagger
She says that I can't be your bride

"All men are false", says my mother
"They'll tell you wicked, lovin' lies
The very next evening they'll court another
Leave you alone to pine and sigh"

My daddy is a handsome devil
He's got a chain five miles long
And on every link a heart does dangle
Of another maid he's loved and wronged

Go, court another tender maiden
And hope that she will be your wife
For I've been warned and I've decided
To sleep alone all of my life