Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Holmfirth Anthem 1. Abroad for pleasure as I was a-walking On one summer summer's evening clear (repeat 1st 2 lines) There I beheld a most beautiful damsel Lamenting for her shepherd swain (bis) 2. The fairest evening that e'er I beheld thee Evermore with the lad I adore Wilt thou go fight the French and Spaniards Wilt thou leave me thus my dear? 3. No more to yon green banks will I take thee With pleasure for to rest myself and view the lambs But I will take thee to yon green gardens Where the pretty flowers grow From the singing of the Watersons. From the village of Holmfirth in Yorkshire. JB
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