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The Foggy Dew When I was a bachelor, I lived all alone I followed the roving trade And the only thing that I ever did wrong Was I courted a fair young maid. I courted her for a summer season And part of the winter too And many's the night she rolled in my arms All over the foggy dew One night as I lay on my bed As I lay fast asleep She came to me at my bedside And bitterly she did weep She wept, she moaned, she tore her hair She cried what shall I do For tonight I'm determined to sleep with you For fear of the foggy dew All through the first part of that night How we did sport and play And through the second part of that night She in my arms did lay And when the daylight did appear She cried I am undone Oh hold your tongue you silly young thing For the foggy dew is gone Supposing you should have a child Would make you laugh and smile And supposing you should have another Would make you think a while And supposing you should have another And another one or two T'would make you leave off those foolish young tricks That you played in the foggy dew I loved that girl with all my heart I loved her like my life But in the second part of that year She became another man's wife I never told him of her faults And I never intend to do Nor of the times she rolled in my arms All over the foggy dew recorded by John and Tony on Dark Ships and Sandy and Caroline Paton DT #333 Laws O3 DC
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