Adieu, Proud-Hearted Girl

Adieu, proud-hearted girl, adieu,
all pleasant times are over
I have seen the time I'd have wed with Thee
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 no time to tarry.

Your parents they have used great means, but fortune may betray them To get a better match for you, but fortune may way-lay them.

You thought to prove my over-throw, but I’ll not mourn forever,
But since fortune has failed, I will set my sail and I’ll bid you adieu forever.

I prize my health as my greatest wealth, as long as my pockets will jingle. I am never afraid of coming to want - let me live married or single.

I own I’m of a low estate, but that will never grieve me,
For I’m naturally blest with a jovial heart and a little will relieve me.

Adieu, proud-hearted girl, adieu, joys of this world go with you.
I will come no more within your door to tell you that I love you.

Here’s adieu to all such girls as you, of marrying I have no notion, Since Cupid with his wedded notes, lies buried in the ocean.