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I'm a Little Dutch Girl

I’m a little Dutch girl, song / Ann Clarke, singing in English

I’m a little Dutch girl, song / Ann Clarke, singing in English

Oh I’m a little Dutch girl
A Dutch girl, a Dutch girl
Oh I’m a little Dutch girl
From over the sea

Oh I’m a little Dutch boy
A Dutch boy, a Dutch boy
Oh, I’m a little Dutch boy
From over the sea

Oh go ’way, I hate you
I hate you, I hate you
Oh go ’way, I hate you
From over the sea

Oh why do you hate me
Hate me, hate me?
Oh why do you hate me
From over the sea?

Because you hit my sister
My sister, my sister
Because you hit my sister
From over the sea

Oh please will you forgive me
Forgive me, forgive me?Oh please will you forgive me
From over the sea?

Oh yes I will forgive you
Forgive you, forgive you
Oh yes I will forgive you
From over the sea

Oh now we are together
Together, together
Oh now we are together
From over the sea

Oh now we are married
Married, married
Oh now we’re getting married
From over the sea.

Db Item A13 Musictr
Db Item A13 Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

The last two verses are transposed.  The text is taken from Grace Butcher’s singing. See A Gomme’s The traditional games of England, Scotland and Ireland (vol 1, 1964:386–88,  vol 2, 1964:233–55); Broadwood, L.E. & J.A. Fuller Maitland, English county songs (1893:233–55).