As I Roved Out
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An Irish variant of Trooper and the Maid
Digital Tradition, trooprm2
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X: 1 T:As I Roved Out S:Digital Tradition, trooprm2 N:An Irish variant of Trooper and the Maid B:From Folksongs and Ballads popular in Ireland, Ossian Publications Z:dt:trooprm2 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 W:And who are you, me pretty fair maid W:And who are you, me honey W:And who are you, me pretty fair maid W:And who are you, me honey W:She answered me quite modestly, W:"I am me mother's darling." W: W: Chorus: W: With me too-ry-ay W: Fol-de-diddle-day W: Di-re fol-de-diddle W: Dai-rie oh. W: W:And will you come to me mother's house, W:When the sun is shining clearly ( repeat ) W:I'll open the door and I'll let you in W:And divil 'o one would hear us. W: W:So I went to her house in the middle of the night W:When the moon was shining clearly ( repeat ) W:Shc opened the door and she let me in W:And divil the one did hear us. W: W:She took me horse by the bridle and the bit W:And she led him to the stable ( repeat ) W:Saying "There's plenty of oats for a soldier's horse, W:To eat it if he's able." W: W:Then she took me by the lily-white hand W:And she led me to the table ( repeat ) W:Saying "There's plenty of wine for a soldier boy, W:To drink it if you're able." W: W:Then I got up and made the bed W:And I made it nice and aisy ( repeat ) W:Then I got up and laid her down W:Saying "Lassie, are you able" W: W:And there we lay till the break of day W:And divil a one did hear us ( repeat ) W:Then I arose and put on me clothes W:Saying "Lassie, I must leave you." W: W:And when will you return again W:And when will we get married ( repeat ) W:When broken shells make Christmas bells W:We might well get married. K:F A|AA E>D|E/F/E/-D/ C>C|DD F>G|AG2A|AA D>D|E/F/E/-D/ C>C|DD F>G|AG2A| Ad dc/-d/|ed c>A|c>c c>C|EG c=B|AA Dz|E/F/E/D/ Cz|cc E/F/E/D/|E2 D-C|D4-|D2 z||
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