1. As I Roved Out

From the recording As I Roved Out


And who are you me pretty little maid, and who are you me darlin' (2x)
She answered me quite modestly I am me mother's darlin'

With me tyre aye ah fall a diddle ah
Tyre ah fall a diddle derry oh

And will you come to me mother's house when the sun is shining brightly
I'll open the door and let you in and the devil a one will hear us

So I went to her house in the middle of the day when the sun was shginin' brughtly
She opened the door and let me in and devil the one did hear us

She took me horse by the bridle and bit and led him to the stable
Sayin' there's plenty of oats for the soldier's horse to eat if he is able

And she took me by the lilly white hand and she led me to the table
Sayin' there's plenty of wine for the soldier boy to drink if he is able

then I got up and made the ed and made it nice and lazy
Then I got up and laid hed down sayin' lassy are you able

And there we lay till the break of day and devil the one could hear us
Then I rose and put on me clothes sayin' lassy I must leave you

And when will you return again and when will we get married
When broken shells make Christmas bells we might get married