The factory girl, song / Jimmy Houten, singing in English

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As I went a walking one fine summers evening
The birds on the bushes did warble and sing
Gay lads and young lasses in couples were sporting
Going down to you factory their work to begin

There were 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
She cast on me then with a look of disdain
Saying young man have manners and do not come near me
For although I’m a poor girl think that 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 you’ll excuse me for now I must leave you
For yonder's the sound of my factory bell

I have lands I have houses adorned with ivy
l have gold in my pocket and silver as well
And if you'll come with me my bride I will make you
And you need never mind the sound of the bell

Love and sensation rules many a nation
Go marry a lady and may you do well
And in some deep valley where no one shall know me
I’ll mourn for the loss of my factory girl

see also   The factory girl / Grace Toland   The factory girl / Jim Doherty (Smug)

The factory girl, song / Jimmy Houten, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:449-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Jimmy Houten
Title:The factory girl [sound recording] / Jimmy Houten, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Mc Feeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:September 1990
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 5 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 140
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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