As I Roved Out
by Jennifer Mylod
Oh and who are you, my pretty fair maid
Who are you, me honey?
Who are you, my pretty fair maid
And who are you, me honey?
She answered me quite modestly:
“I am me Mother's darling”.
chorus: With a too-ry-ah
Oh and will you come to me Mother's house,
When the moon is shining clearly (repeat)
I'll open the door and I'll let ya in
And divil 'o one will hear us… chorus
So he went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly (repeat)
Shc opened the door and she let him in
And divil the one did hear them… chorus
Well she took his horse by the bridle and the bit
And she led it to the stable (repeat)
For there's plenty of oats for a soldier's horse,
To eat it if he is able… chorus
Then she took him with her lily-white hand
And she led him to the table (repeat)
For there's plenty of wine for a soldier boy,
To drink it if he is able… chorus
Well then he got up and made a bed
And I made it nice and easy (repeat)
Then he got up and he laid her down
Saying: Lassie, are ya able?... chorus
So and there they lay till the break of day
And divil a one did hear them (repeat)
Then he arose and put on his clothes
Saying: Lassie, I must leave ya… chorus
Oh and when will you return to me?
And when will we be married? (repeat)
When broken shells make Christmas bells..
may well be married…. chorus