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As I Roved Out
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As I roved out in the May mornin'
In a May mornin' right early
I met me love upon the road
And Lord but she was easy

Her boots were black and her stockings white
And her buckles shone like silver
She had a dark & rovin' eye
And her earrings tipped her shoulder

And she sang A-litta-doo-de-litta-doo-da-litta-doo-da-dee
She-hiddle-dum-adee-she-hiddle-dum-a-dee and she-landae

What age are you me nice sweet girl
What age are you me darlin'
Quite modestly she answered me
"I'll be seventeen come Sunday"
Will ya come to me house in the middle of the night
When the moon is shining clearly
And I'll arise to let you in
Even though you are a stranger

And she sang A-litta-doo-de-litta-doo-da-litta-doo-da-dee
She-hiddle-dum-adee-she-hiddle-dum-a-dee and she-landae

Will ya marry me now me soldier lad
Will you marry me now me or never
Will ya marry me soldier lad
Can't ya see I'm done forever
"No, I can't marry you" said the soldier lad
"No I can't marry you me Darlin'
For I've got a wife at home
And how can I disown her

And she sang A-litta-doo-de-litta-doo-da-litta-doo-da-dee
She-hiddle-dum-adee-she-hiddle-dum-a-dee and she-landae

A pint at night is my delight
And a gallon in the mornin'
The old women they are me heartbreak
And the young one's are me darlin's

And she sang A-litta-doo-de-litta-doo-da-litta-doo-da-dee
She-hiddle-dum-adee-she-hiddle-dum-a-dee and she-landae

As I roved out in the May mornin'
In the May mornin' right early
I met me love upon the road
And Lord but she was easy

And she sang A-litta-doo-de-litta-doo-da-litta-doo-da-dee
She-hiddle-dum-adee-she-hiddle-dum-a-dee and she-landae

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