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A Night in Summer Long Ago

This song is by Mark Knopfler and appears on the album Golden Heart (1996).

My lady may I have this dance?
Forgive a knight who knows no shame
My lady may I have this dance?
And lady may I know your name?
You danced upon a soldier's arm
I felt the blade of love so keen
And when you smiled, you did me harm
And I was drawn to you, my queen.

Now these boots may take me where they will
Though they may never shine like his
There is no knight I would not kill
To have my lady's hand to kiss
Yes and they did take me through the hall
To leave me not one breath from you
And they fell silent, one and all
And you could see my heart was true

Then I did lead youfrom the hall
And we did ride upon the hill
Away beyond the city wall
And sure you are my lady still
A night in summer long ago
The stars were falling from the sky
And still, my heart, I have to know
Why do you love me, lady, why?

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Written by:

Mark Knopfler

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