Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

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T:Bonnie Blue Eyed Lassie
T:How Can I Live On the Top of a Mountain
D4 (E2{FE}) (DB,) | (D3E) G2 AB | c3B (A2{BA}) GA | BD3- D2
GF | (E3F) (E{FE}D) (D{ED}B,) | (D3E) G4- | G2AB cc3 | d3 ({BA}G) A3{BA}G | G6
B2 | c3c e (c2{dc}B) | B B3 d2 (Bd) | c3B (A2{BA}) GA | BD3- D2
GF | (E3F) (E{FE}D) (D{ED}B,) | (D3E) G4- | G2AB cc3 | d3 ({BA}G) A3{BA}G | G8 ||
W:How can I live on the top of a mountain,
W:without gold in my pockets or the money for the counting,
W:But I would let the money go, all for to please her fancy,
W:For I will have no-one but my bonny blue eyed lassie.
W:My bonnie blue eyed lassie with her fair heart so tender,
W:Her red rosy cheeks, and her waist so neat and slender,
W:I'd roll her in my arms, and fondly I'd embrace her,
W:But how can I love her, when all my people hate her.
W:Some say that she is so very low in station,
W:And more say that she'll be the cause of my ruination,
W:But let them all say as they will, to her I will prove constant still,
W:To the day that I die she'll be my darling girl, believe me.
W:Softly swim the swans o'er the broad streams of Youghal,
W:And lightly sings the nightingale all for to behold her,
W:In cold frost and snow they know, it shines so brightly,
W:But deeper by far between me and my true lover.

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