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  1. The Village Belle

From the album The Old Silo

James: vox, tenor ukulele, tenor banjo, 6-string ukulele, drums, spoons, spirit wand
Anne: vox, claps
Joel: vox, claps

Lyrics

Is she not the village belle?
Is she not the reason Niagara fell?
She knows where you hide your shame but she'll never tell
She knows where you hide your shame but she'll never tell

If all the locals passing by
give her gifts and do their best to catch her eye
who am I to think that I could take her for my bride?
Who am I to think that I could take her for my bride?

The village belle
Oh, the village belle

Is she not the reason for
which a thousand ships now lie on the ocean floor?
Turn a man on his brother and a truce to war
She'd turn a man on his brother and a truce to war

Well I went to break into her heart
But when I got there someone else had picked the lock
Turned the whole place upside down and then took off
Turned the whole place upside down and then took off

The village belle
Oh, the village belle

So if I am not back by three
Carry on my dear friends don't come after me
Heave away, steady on o'er the open sea
Heave away, steady on o'er the open sea

She is still the village belle
She is still the reason Niagara fell
She knows where you hide your shame but she'll never tell
She knows where you hide your shame but she'll never tell

The village belle
Oh, the village belle