I Courted a Wee Girl I courted a wee girl for many's the long day And I slighted all others that came in my way But now she's rewarded me to the last day For she's gone to be wed to another. The bride and bride's party to church they did go The bride she rode foremost she put the best show And I followed after with a heart full of woe To see my love wed to another The bride and bride's party in church they did stand Gold rings on their fingers, a love by the hand The man she is wed to has houses and land He may have her since I couldn't gain her. The next time I saw her, she was seated down neat I sat down beside her, not a bite could I eat For I thought my love's company far better than meat Since love was the cause of my ruin The last time I saw her she was all dressed in white And the more I gazed on her she dazzled my sight I lifted my hat and I bade her good night Here's adieu to our false-hearted lovers I courted that wee girl for many's the long day And I slighted all others that came in my way And now she's rewarded me to the last day She's gone to be wed to another. So dig me a grave, and dig it down deep And strew it all over with primrose so sweet And lay me down easy no more for to weep Since love was the cause of my ruin. DT #845 JG oct99
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