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The Weaver Oh, as I roved out one moonlight night, The stars were shining and all things bright. I spied a pretty maid by the light of the moon, And under her apron she carried a loom. cho: To me right whack fal the doo-a di-do-day, Right whack fal the doo-a di-do-day, Too-ra loo-ra loo-ra lay, To me right whack fal the doo-a di-do-day. She says,"Young man, what trade do you bear ?" Says I, "I'm a weaver, I do declare. I am a weaver, brisk and free.' "Would you weave upon my loom, kind sir ?" said she. There was Nancy Right and Nancy Rill: For them I wove the Diamond Twill; Nancy Blue and Nancy Brown: For them I wove the Rose and the Crown. So I laid her down upon the grass, I braced her loom both tight and fast, And for to finish it with a joke, I topped it off with double stroke. Note: The Diamond Twill and the Rose and Crown were traditional hand-loom weaving patterns. RG From the Penguin Book of Canada Folk Songs, Fowke RG ,
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