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As I Roved Out

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Who are you, my pretty fair maid,
And Who are you, me honey?
And who are you, my pretty fair maid,
And who are you, me honey?
She answered me quite modestly,
“I am me mother’s darling.”

With me
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Will you come to me mother’s house,
When the moon is shining clearly?
And will you come to me mother’s house
When the moon is shining clearly?
I’ll open the door and I’ll let you in
And divil ‘o one will hear us

Chorus

I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly
So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly
She opened the door and she let me in
And divil the one did hear us

Chorus

She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And led him to the stable
She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And led him to the stable
“There’s plenty of oats for a soldier’s horse,
To eat it if he is able.”

Chorus

She took me by the lily-white hand
And she led me to the table
She took me by the lily-white hand
And she led me to the table
“There’s plenty of wine for a soldier boy,
To drink if he is able.”

Chorus

Then I got up and I made the bed
I made it nice and aisy
Then I got up and I made the bed
I made it nice and aisy
I picked her up and I laid her down
Saying “Lassie, are you able?”

Chorus

There we lay till the break of day
Divil the one did hear us
And there we lay till the break of day
And divil the one did hear us
Then I arose and put on me clothes
Saying “Lassie, I must leave you.”

Chorus

When will you return again
And when will we get married?
When will you return again
And when will we get married?
When broken shells make Christmas bells
We might then get married.

Chorus

Who are you, my pretty fair maid,
And Who are you, me honey?
And who are you, my pretty fair maid,
And who are you, me honey?
She answered me quite modestly,
“I am me mother’s darling.”

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