Ramble away, song

Tommy Tourish, singing in English
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One day as I rambled to Donnybrook Fair
I met lovely Sally she was combing her hair
She gave me a wink with her roving black eye
And say I to myself I’ll be there by and by
There by and by there by and by
And say I to myself I’ll be there by and by.

Next night as I happened to be in the park
I took lovely Sally to be my sweetheart
She smiled in my face and then she did say
Och are you the wee lad they call ramble away
Ramble away ramble away
Och are you the wee lad they call ramble away.

Now Sally dear Sally don’t laugh in my face
For I don’t intend for to stop in this place
I’ve rambled from Glasgow to Donnybrook Fair
Says she go on ramble I dinnae care where
I dinnae care where I dinnae care where
And says she go on ramble I dinnae care where.

I hugged her and held her and soon found her charm
Says I my wee lassie you’ll come to no harm
I did her beguile and before break of day
I bade her farewell and rambled away
Rambled away rambled away
I bade her farewell and I rambled away.

When six months was over and nine drawing on
This beautiful damsel got stout and strong
Her stays wouldn’t clase or her apron string tie
Because she was courted by thon wee boy
By thon wee boy by thon wee boy
Because she was courted by thon wee boy.

When eight months was over and ten drawing on
This beautiful damsel brought forth a young son
She handled and fondled him and this she did say
The name of your daddy’s young ramble away
Ramble away ramble away
And the name of your daddy’s young ramble away.

A hat and a feather my baby shall wear
A bunch of green ribbons to tie up his hair
The drums he will beat and the pipe he will play
And the day that he’ll ramble he’ll ramble away
Ramble away ramble away
And the day that he’ll marry he’ll ramble away.