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The Unlaid Maid (Sugden & Nudds--The Kipper Family) A pure young maid of seventeen I am And I have never once laid with a man But its not through lack of trying And that is why I'm sighing And I'll tell you all about it if I can. cho: So I sing, oh dear, oh how can it be? I can't find a man that will satisfy me. Young Roger looked so handsome I could weep With his hair of brown and eyes of blue so deep, At the wake I got excited But my love went unrequited On the way back from the wake he fell asleep. On our farm a pretty ploughboy was employed, I made a tryst that he could not avoid. I took him to a shady wood But that did me no good for it was other pretty ploughboys he enjoyed. An old Friar showed an interest in my charms, And I couldn't wait tillI lay in his arms, But as he tripped to my bed He tripprd into the well instead And it wasn't just his pride that came to harm. A tinker came to call one sunny morn, Though I knew that he had been a squire born In the barley straw we lay And I thought, "Today's the day!" But it made him sneeze, ao he could not perform. Just as the tide was flowing, I'd a date With a jolly sailor. I could hardly wait. Twenty pounds to him I paid, But he left me still a maid And went drinking rum and brandy with his mates. I met a man all on the beach one day, He had skin like silk, and on the sand we lay But before we got to sinnin' The tide came runnin' in And he turned into a seal and swam away. So you can see that I am still intact Though it's certainly not effort that I've lacked. When I've rumpled up my gown The men have let me down And I just can't do it all on my own back. Recorded by The Kipper Family Copyright Dambuster Music RG oct99
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