Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Ploughboy, The

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X:33
T:Ploughboy, The
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-33
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=120
K:A
(A2F) | (E2C) B,2C | A,A,2-A,A,B, | C2E E2F | A3-A2
E | F2A B2c | B2A F2A | E2F (E2C) | B,6- | B,3 ||
(A2F) | E2C B,2C | A,2A, A,2B, | (C2E) E2F | A3-A2
E | F2A B2c | (B2A) (F2A) | (E2F) E2C | B,6- | B,3 ||
(CD)E | F2B A2F | EC2 B,2C | A,3 A,3- | A,3 ||
W:I once was a ploughboy, but a soldier I am now,
W:I courted lovely Molly, a milkmaid I vow,
W:I courted lovely Molly, I'd delight in her charms,
W:For many's the long night I rolled in her arms.
W:With me rantinooran addie fol de dido.
W:
W:Now, adieu lovely Molly, I now must away,
W:There's great honour and promotion in crossin' the sea,
W:And if ever I return it will be in the spring,
W:When the lark and the linnet and the nightingale sing.
W:With me rantinooran addie fol de dido.
W:
W:I will build my love a castle at the head of the town,
W:Where neither lord, duke or earl will e'er pull it down,
W:And if anybody asks you where you are from,
W:You can tell them you're a stranger from the county Tyrone.
W:With me rantinooran addie fol de dido.
W:
W:Now you may go to all the markets the gatherings and fairs
W:You can go to church on Sunday and choose your love there
W:And if anybody loves you as well as I do
W:I'll not try to stop your wedddin' love, so fare thee well adieu
W:With me rantinooran addie fol de dido.
W:
W:She sent to me a posie of the red rose so fine,
W:I sent her another it was rue mixed with thyme,
W:Sayin' you can keep your red rose and I will keep my thyme,
W:And you can drink to your true love and I will drink to mine.
W:With me rantinooran addie fol de dido.


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