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As I roved out on a May morning
On a May morning right early
I met my love upon the way
Oh Lord but she was early.
Her boots were black, her stockings white
Her buckles shone like silver
She had a dark and rovin' eye
And her earrings touched her shoulders.

What age are you, my bonnie wee lass?
What age are you, my honey?
Modestly she answered me
"I'll be seventeen on Sunday"

She sang
A lith a dlddle, lith a diddle lith a dlddle dee
Cha hiddle hundiddy, cha hiddle hundkddy
And cha lan day.

Where do you live, my bonnie wee lass?
Where do you live, my honey?
"A wee house up at the top of the hill
I live there with my mommy"

So I went to the house at the top of the hill
The moon was shining clearly
She arose to let me in
Her mother chanced to meet me.

She caught her by the hair of the head
And down to the room she brought her
With the root of a hazel twig
She was the well beat daughter.

Will you marry me now you soldier lad?
Will you marry me now or never?
Will you marry me you sildier lad?
Can't you see I'm done forever?

I can't marry you now my bonnie wee lass
Can't marry you my honey
For I have got a wife at home
And how can I disown her

A pint at night is my delight
And a gallon in the morning
The old women are my heartbreak
And the young ones are my darlin's.

She sang
A lith a dlddle, lith a diddle lith a dlddle dee
Cha hiddle hundiddy, cha hiddle hundkddy
And cha lan day.



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    UnregisteredSep 13, 2014 at 9:48 am
    One of the more disturbing songs I've encountered (in a funny way).

    The first verse has our noble hero spy on his love and telling us of her beauty.

    The second verse has them meeting, he asks for her age and she answers she is 17 in a week, and still in her teenage years, later he goes to her house at the stroke of midnight, alas, her mother hears them and rushes down to separate our lovers.

    She grabs her daughter by the hair and drags her to one of the rooms in the house, and has the need to beat the crap out of here for some reason.

    After that, the daughter goes to her lover and proposes to him, as the incident ruined her reputation and nobody's going to marry her now(can't you see I'm done forever?)

    Now comes the big reveal: he is married, meaning he was attempting to cheat on his wife, and refuses the romantic offer.

    The last verse implies that it's not the first time the narrator does everything he had done in this song, and not the last, either.

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