T:As I Roved Out (on a Bright May Morning)
(B,D) | E2F2 (E3F) | (ED)B,2 D2E2 | (F3E) D2
E2 | F2(dc) B3c | (BA)F2 E2(FG) | A6
(FA) | B2c2 (B3c) | (BA)F2 E2F2 | (E3D) B,2
B,2 | A2(Bc) (B3c) | (BA)F2 E2E2 | E6 ||
W:As I roved out on a bright May morning,
W:To view the meadows and the flowers gay,
W:Whom should I spy but my own true lover,
W:As she sat under yon willow tree.
W:I took off my hat and I did salute her,
W:I did salute her courageously,
W:When she turned around and the tears fell from her,
W:Saying: "False young man, you have deluded me."
W:"A diamond ring I own I gave you,
W:A diamond ring to wear on your right hand,
W:But the vows you made, love, you went and broke them,
W:And married the lassie that had the land."
W:"If I married the lassie that had the land, my love,
W:It's that I'll rue until the day I die,
W:When misfortune falls sure no man can shun it,
W:I was blindfolded I'll ne'er deny."
W:Now at night when I go to my bed of slumber,
W:The thoughts of my true love run in my mind,
W:When I turn around to embrace my darling,
W:Instead of gold, sure it's brass I find.
W:I wish the Queen would call home her army,
W:From the West Indies, Americay and Spain,
W:And every man to his wedded woman,
W:In hopes that you and I will meet again.