Gaeilge

Adieu to cold winter, song / Theresa Houten, singing in English

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Adieu to cold winter, pleasant summer’s coming on
I’ll sing and be merry like a nightingale in May
I’ll sing and be merry since my own true love is gone
For I care no more about him since he’s gone left me.

First time I saw him he handed me a rose
Thinking to do with me as he done a two or three
I deny him, I defy him and I shun his company.

Next time I saw him he handed me a ring
Thinking to do with me as he done a two or three
I deny him, I defy him and I shun his company

Many’s a pleasant evening together we did chat
Although I never loved the lad ah but thought more of that
His tongue was too nimble and his watch was too slow
For many’s a time I told the lad to lift his hat and go.

I told him to go home and keep his old mother at ease
They say she’s an old devil and is very hard to please
But say for talking ill of me her tongue is never done
Because I kept company a while with her son.

Now he’s got a new sweetheart she’s   ...
He thinks so really in his heart ...  for this for me to hope ...
To ...  it fits me to a tee
For I got to choose a twenty ... since he’s gone and left me.

This may be a warning for all young maids again
Never build your nest on the top of high tree
The green leaves ‘ill wither and the roots they will decay
The beauty of a nice young lad’ll soon fade away.

Adieu to cold winter, song / Theresa Houten, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:474-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Theresa Houten
Title:Adieu to cold winter [sound recording] / Theresa Houten, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:[S.l.]
Recording Date:February 1991
Copyright:Perfomer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 5 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio cassette
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:1034
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