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As we marched down to faneri-o
As we marched down to faneri-o
Our captain fell n love with a lady like a dove
And they called her name, pretty peggy-o
Come a runnin' down the stairs, pretty peggy-o
Come a runnin' down the stairs, pretty peggy-o
Come a runnin' down the stairs, combin' back
Your yellow hair
You're the prettiest little girl i've ever seen-o

In a carriage you will ride, pretty peggy-o
In a carriage you will ride, pretty peggy-o
In a carriage you will ride, with your true love by
Your side
As far as any maiden in the ar-e-o
What will your mother say, pretry peggy-o?
What will your mother say, pretty peggy-o?
What will your mother say, when she finds you've
Gone away
To places far and strange to faneri-o?

If ever i return, pretty peggy-o
If ever i return, pretty peggy-o
If ever i return, all your cities i will burn
Destroying all the ladies in the ar-e-o
Destroying all the ladies in the ar-e-o



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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    This is actually a traditional ballad that originated in scotland, but has been covered by various and sundry, including the grateful dead.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    No comment as to the meaning (which is pretty self-evident) just a note that this song is on bob dylan's eponymous album, released in 1962, so it probably wasn't written by simon and garfunkel.

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