When a Man's in Love When a man's in love sure he fears no cold Like I not long ago Like a hero bold for to seek my love I set out through frost and snow The moon had gently shown her light O'er the dark and lonesome way When I arrived at her sweet cot Where all my treasures lay I gently rapped at my. Love's window "Let me in my love". She arose, "Let me in mi- love, the door unclose7, " And slowly I drew near. "Now let me to your chamber love, O let me to your bed, Now let me to your chamber love, I am wet and very- ill.'' "To let you to my chamber love, My parents thev'd never allow, Come sit you down by a good fireside . And I'll sit there with you." Her hands they were soft and her breath was sweet, And her tongue it did slowly glide, I stole a kiss from her ruby lips And all her colours fade. "It's many's the night and many's the dav I came for to visit you, And tossed about with the cold wind and storms, And wet with the summer dew. It's many's the night I have courted you Against your parents' will. I never forced you to be my bride, So now my love sit still, "For tomorrow I am going away To old Columbia's shore, And never more will you behold Your lover any more:" "Don't talk of going away my love For those words do break my heart, Come let us go and get married Before you and I do part. " "Then perhaps your parents they will forget, And perhaps they will forgive, For I resolve this very moment Along with you to live." And with a kiss the bargain was made, And the wedding soon went on, And now they are free from all courting cares Since they unite in one. DT #747 Laws O20 From Creighton and Senior, collected from Mrs.R.W. Duncan of Dartmouth (tune in) SOF apr97
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