Newry Prentice Boy

Lyrics

Come all you happy lovers, l pray you lend an ear
And listen to those few verses that I wrote in fear
Concerning of a weaver lad and him apprentice bound
And I myself an heiress of thirty thousand pound

O me and him in the garden stood in-under a greenwood tree
He took me in his arms and he used me tenderly
We both sat down in a shady bower for to converse our joy
How sweetly sing the valley’s rills with my darling prentice boy

My father being in the garden, he heard what we did say
He says “false maid, let you arise and send your love away”
He says “false maid, let you arise, I’ll deprive you of your joy”
Let him say as he will, I love him still, my darling prentice boy

O lay me in the laurel tree, of it I’ll make my bed
The sycamore leaves and juniper will shade my weary head
Till he returns to live with me, no man will I enjoy
Let him go where he will, I love him still, my darling prentice boy


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County

Down

Song Themes

Love and romance

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