T:Factory Girl, The
D:Bothy Band: Out of the Wind, into the sun
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W:As I was a-walking one fine summer's morning,
W:The birds on the bushes did warble and sing,
W:Gay laddies and lasses, and couples were sporting,
W:Going down to the factory their work to begin.
W:I spied one amongst them more fairer than any,
W:Her cheeks like the red rose that none could excel,
W:Her skin like the lily that grows in yon valley,
W:And she was the hard working factory girl.
W:I stepped up beside her to view her more closely,
W:When on me she cast such a look of disdain.
W:"Oh, young man, have manners and do not come near me,
W:For although I'm a poor girl I think it no shame."
W:"It's not for to scorn you, fair maid I adore you,
W:But grant me one favour, say where do you dwell?"
W:"Kind Sir, you'll excuse me, for now I must leave you,
W:For yonder's the sound of my factory bell."
W:"I have land I have houses, I adorned them with ivory,
W:I have gold in my pockets and silver as well,
W:And if you'll come with me, it's a lady I'll make you,
W:And no more may you heed yon factory bell."
W:With these words she turned and with that she had left me,
W:And all for her sake I'll go wander away,
W:And in some deep valley, where no one shall know me,
W:I shall mourn for the sake of my factory girl.