Sarah Jane Scouten
Music and Lyrics by Sarah Jane Scouten
The Cape (2014)
There were two old sweethearts in the North
Who dressed in plaid and paisley
And they raised a child with long black hair
Whose name was Blackstrap Sadie.
When she spied the man from across the sea
She was riding upon her pony
And he threw his gun and satchel on his side
And rode along behind her.
She said, “As I know your eyes are blue
Just like two pools of diamonds,
You may know, and do, my heart is ever true
Long as it keeps on beating.
“But if those eyes should turn to glass
Or mine turn inward blindly,
You may have to hold my hand in yours
And given ever kindly.
“But if those hands should lose their touch
Or be lost in some misfortune,
You may have a child from within my womb
To go and be our tribune.
“But if that child we should outlast
Or draw no breath in this world,
You may know that we are born to die
And I’ll love you while we’re living.”
He said, “Make no promises, keep your word,
And you may treat me rightly.
And with a kiss he hushed her charming tongue
And held on ever tightly.”
And there were two old sweethearts in the North
Who rode one pinto pony.
And within the earth, they sleep beneath a tree,
A blue-eyed man and a Blackstrap Sadie.