Farmer’s Boy

The sun had set behind the hill, across the dreary moor, When wet and cold there came a boy, up to the farmer’s door “Can you tell me,” said he “If any there be, Who would like to give employ For to plow, for to sow, for to harrow and to mow For to be…

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Girl I Left Behind

My parents reared me tenderly. They had no child but me. But I being fond of roving with them did not agree. Then I became a rover soon which grieved their hearts full sore. I left my aged parents never to see them more. There was a wealthy gentleman resided in that part He had…

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Dark Eyed Sailor

‘Tis of a lady both young and fair, As she walked out for to take the air She met a sailor on her way. So, I paid attention. So, I paid attention. To hear what they would say. He says, “Fair maiden, why roam alone; The day is passed and the night coming on.” She…

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George Riley

Carrie Grover Project · Carrie Grover – George Riley Download sheet music (pdf) When I arrived in the county Antrim To view the banks fo the sweet harmony, I espied a damsel so fair and handsome you would really have thought she was the queen of May/ I stepped up to her, I did salute…

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Adieu to Erin

Adieu to Erin Farewell, dear Erin, I now must leave you Where here I’ve spent many a happy day. With lads and lassies and sparkling glasses And now I’m bound for America. Farewell, dear Erin, I now must leave you And cross the seas to a foreign clime Away from friends and kind relations, And…

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Adieu, Proud-Hearted Girl

Adieu, Proud-Hearted Girl Adieu, proud hearted girl, adieu, all pleasant times are over. I have seen the time I’d have wed with you and have proved your constant lover. But since you’ve been so free in telling me that you’ve no mind to marry I will be just as free in telling thee that I’ve…

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The Banks of Inverness

The Banks of Inverness As I walked out one morning down by the riverside, To hear the small birds singing and to watch the waters glide, There I espied a fair one all in her morning dress. “Oh, a sailor gay,” I heard her say on the banks of Inverness. I stepped up to this…

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The Bonnet So Blue

The Bonnet So Blue It was down in Green Alley in the town of Lockshire, I lived at my ease and was free from all care. I lived in great splendor and of sweethearts had two, But was wounded by one in his bonnet so blue. One morning very early I arose from my bed.…

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The Braes of Balquither

The Braes of Balquither Will you go, lassie, go to the braies of Balquither, Where the high mountains row ‘mid the bonnie blooming heather, Where the roe and the deer they go bounding on together, Spend the long summer day near the braes of Balquither? Oh no, oh no, kind sir, I’m too young to…

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Captain Kidd

Carrie Grover Project · Carrie Grover – Captain Kidd Download sheet music (pdf) Captain Kidd Oh my name was Robert Kidd as I sailed, as I sailed Oh my name was Robert Kidd as I sailed My name was Robert Kidd and God’s laws I did forbid And most wickedly I did as I sailed…

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The Constant Farmer’s Son

  There was a pretty fair maid, in London she did dwell She was comely fair and handsome, Her parents loved her well. She was wooed by lord and nobleman, but all their love was vain. There was but one, the farmer’s son, Who Mary’s heart did gain. Long time young William courted her, they…

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The Croppy Boy

Download sheet music (pdf) The Croppy Boy It was early, early last Thursday night The yeoman cavalry gave me a fright. The yeoman cavalry was my downfall When I was taken to Lord Cornwall. It was in his guardhouse where I was laid, And in his parlor where I was tried, My sentence passed and…

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The Cuckoo

Carrie Grover Project · Carrie Grover – The Cuckoo Download sheet music (pdf) The Cuckoo The cuckoo is a bonny bird, She sings as she flies She brings us glad tidings, She tells us no lies, She sips the sweet flowers, To make her voice clear, And she always sings “cuckoo” When summer is near.…

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