Gaeilge

The factory girl, song / Jim Doherty (Smug), singing in English

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As I went out walking one fine summers morning
The birds on yon bushes did warble and sing
Gay lads and gay lasses in couples were sporting
Going down to yon factory their work to begin

I spied one amongst them more fairer than any
Her cheeks like the red rose than none could excel
Her skin like the lily that grows in yon valley
And she was a hard-working factory girl

l stepped up beside more closely to view her
But on me she cast such a look of disdain
Saying young man have manners and do not come near me
For I’m a poor girl though I think it no shame

It's not for to scorn you fair maid I adore you
But grant me one favour say where do you dwell
Kind sir I’ll excuse you for now I must leave you
For yonder's the sound of my factory bell

With these words she turns and I knew she had left me
And all for sake I’ll go wander away
And in some deep valley where no one will know me
I’ll mourn for the loss of my factory girl

Love and sensation rules many a nation
Go marry a lady and may you do well
For I am an orphan neither friend nor relation
And besides I’m a hard-working factory girl

I have lands I have houses all adorned them with ivy
l have gold in my pocket and silver as well
And if you'll come with me a lady I'll make you
No more you may heed your factory bell

With these words she turns and I knew she had left me
And all for sake I’ll go wander away
And in some deep valley where no one will know me
I’ll mourn for the loss of my factory girl

see also   The factory girl / Grace Toland   The factory girl / Jimmy Houten
 

The factory girl, song / Jim Doherty (Smug), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:448-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Jim Doherty (Smug)
Title:The factory girl [sound recording] / Jim Doherty (Smug), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Cis Farren's Bar, Urris, Co Donegal
Recording Date:January 1986
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 14
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:1659
Related Material: Two good men and true in Playlists
Related Publication: Two good men and true / compiled by Jimmy McBride in Publications
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