Chester City As I came down to Chester City, In the dark hour late at night Who should I meet but a fair young maiden Washing her clothes by the broad moon light Cho: Madam I'm a darling a-di-ro-didero Madam I'm a darling a-di-ro-dee First she washed them , then she squeezed them Then she hung them up to dry Then she folded up her arms Saying what a nice young girl am I! Going to the well for a pail of water Bringing it home for to make the tea She fell over, I fell under All the game was above the knee Madam I will tie your garter, I'll tie it above the knee If you like, I'll tie it up farther Madam I'm a darling a di-ro-dee Madam you have gold and silver Madam, you have tracts of land Madam you ships on the ocean All you need is a nice young man! DT #846 One of many variants on the "Spanish Lady" theme. Recorded by Frank Harte. MR apr97
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