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Wizard Of Alderley Edge


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K:C W:1 W:From Mobberley on a bright morning W:On a snow white pure bred mare W:A farmer rode to Macclesfield W:For to sell her at the fair W: W:ch W:From Macclesfield to Mobberley W:If you have wares to sell W:Don't leave the path at the wizard's inn W:Or drink at the wizard's well. W: W:2 W:Over Alderley Edge he took his path W:Where the day is endless night W:But the mare did halt in a shroud of mist W:For the man all clad in white. W: W:3 W:Well met said the man as he stood in the path W:Won't you sell to me your mare W:But the farmer said well she's not for sale W:Till I get to Macclesfield fair W: W:4 W:Well you can stand all day at the fair W:But no bidding you will hear W:I'll await your return to this very same place W:As the evening does draw near. W: W:5 W:Well this farmer he was a puzzled man W:As he rode from Macclesfield town W:For admiring glances all the day W:Could never fill his purse with crowns W: W:6 W:So he returned a bitter man W:As the sun fell in the sky W:And just as he had said that night W:The wizard did draw nigh. W: W:7 W:Now you must sell to me your mare W:For silver and bright gold W:W:And he led the farmer and his mare W:Down a path all bright and cold W: W:8 W:And they passed through some iron gates W:And through a great rock wall W:Like moles they went nigh double bent W:Till they came to the sleepers' hall. W: W:9 W:With fear this farmer wide did gaze W:And loudly he did moan W:For full dressed knights each with one mount W:Except for one alone. W: W:10 W:These are King Arthur's gallant men W:Who wait on England's need W:So fill your purse and leave the mare W:And leave the Edge with speed. W: W:11 W:Though he left the Edge a very rich man W:His story has caused him pain W:And those who would search for the iron gates W:Will search the Edge in vain W: W:12 W:But some do say that old Nell Beck W:Did find the iron gates W:But most say that she stricken was W:With the march hare as her mate. % % % % % %]

					
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