BlackbirdDecember 18, 2012 - Author: abbie - Comments are closed
Arragement by Jennifer Mylod
I am a young maiden, my story is sad… For once I was carefree – in love with a lad. He courted me sweetly – by night and by day, Ah but now – he has left me – and sailed far away.
CHORUS: Oh if – I was a black bird – could whistle and sing. I’d follow the vessel -that my true love sails in. And in the top rigging – I would there build my nest. And I’d flutter – my wings – o’r his broad, golden chest.
He offered to take me to Donnybrook Fair And buy me fine ribbons, to tie them up – in my hair. And he offered to marry – and to stay by my side, Ah but then – in the morning – he sailed – with the tide… Chorus
My parents they chide me – they will not agree Saying me and my true love – to be married – won’t be. Ah but let them deprive me – let them do – what they will While there’s breath in my body, he’s the one I want still… chorus