A Lover’s Lament

Download sheet music (pdf) A Lover’s Lament I once did court a damsel most beautiful and bright. I courted her for love and her love I did obtain. She vowed that she did love me and constant would remain. Oh, then we did plan that together we would go, But when her old father these…

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A Scolding Wife

A Scolding Wife I married a scolding wife some twenty years ago, And ever since I’ve lived a life of misery and woe. And ever since I’ve lived a life of misery and sin, For she’d bang me to the devil for a glass or two of gin, Oh, she hurries me, she worries me,…

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Adieu to Nova Scotia

Adieu to Nova Scotia The sun had sunk all in the west, The birds sang sweet in ev’ry tree All nature seemed inclined to rest But oh, there is no rest for me I grieve to leave my native land, I grieve to leave my comrades dear, My tender parents that I love so well…

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Adieu to Old Ireland

Adieu to Old Ireland Here’s adieu to old Ireland the place where I was born Near the county of Lim’rick all vanished and gone. On some distant island bound down as a slave. It was in my own country I first misbehaved. It is of my dear mother, how she cautioned me To leave off…

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Arthur McBride

Download sheet music (pdf) Arthur McBride Oh, me and me cousin, one Arthur McBride, As we went a-walking down by the seaside. Now mark what followed and what did betide, It being on Christmas morning. Out for recreation, being on a tramp, We met Sergeant Napper and Corporal Vamp And a little drummer intending to…

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At the Foot of the Mountain Brow

At the Foot of the Mountain Brow Come all young men and maidens, and listen to my song, A song or two I’ll sing to you, I won’t detain you long. ‘Tis all about a young man I’m going to tell you now. Who has lately gone a-courting at the foot of the mountain brow.…

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Awake, Arise

Download sheet music (pdf) Awake, Arise As I walked out one fair summer’s morning, Down by the ocean I chanced to see a youth approaching in melancholy, Who seemed to weep most bitterly. I asked this young man why he lamented, Why he lamented and wept full sore. At which he told me the very…

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The Banks of the Daisy

The Banks of the Daisy If ever I get married, it will be in the month of June, When the fields they are a-springing and the flowers are in bloom. And I’ll take my love a-walking by the light of the moon, All alone by the banks of the Daisy. Oh, her lily white shoulders…

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Billie O’Rourke

Billie O’Rourke Faith, I greased my brogues and took my stick the twentieth day of May, sirs, And off to Dublin town I tripped to walk upon the seas, sirs, To see if I could get employ to cut their hay and corn, sirs, To pick up pence upon the seas, the cockneys I might…

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The Blind Beggar

Download sheet music (pdf) The Blind Beggar ‘Tis of a blind beggar who a long time was blind, He had a fair daughter most comely and kind. She was comely and handsome in ev’ry degree, And the name she was known by was Bonny Betsy. It was early one morning young Betsy arose, She went…

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Erin’s Lovely Home

You gentlemen of liberty I pray you, lend an ear To a melancholy story which you shall quickly hear. While in some foreign country I languish, sigh and mourn, When I think of those I left behind on Erin’s lovely home. When I was young and in my prime, my age was twenty-one, When I…

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Gypsy Davey

Carrie Grover Project · Carrie Grover – The Gypsy Davey Download sheet music (pdf) According to Carrie’s oldest brother, Anson, their Aunt Mary Spinney knew more songs that anyone they ever knew. This is one of many learned from her.

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The Hat My Daddy Wore

Carrie Grover Project · Carrie Grover – The Hat Me Daddy Wore Carrie Grover Project · Carrie Grover – The Hat Me Daddy Wore (Alt. Version) Alternate Version Download sheet music (pdf)

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