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Here’s to all true lovers, song / Paddy Hegarty, singing in English

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Here’s a health unto all true lovers
And here’s to mine wherever she may be
And this very night I will go and see her
Although she’s many’s a long mile from me

Although the night it be dark as a dungeon
And not a star to be seen above
Sure I’ll be guarded and be safely guided
To the arms of my own true love

But when I reached her bedroom window
I laid my knee down on a stone
Through a pane of glass I softly murmured
Calling bonnie lass do you lie alone

She lifted her head from her down-white pillow
She lifted her head from her lily white breast
Saying who is that at my bedroom window
Disturbing me from a long night’s rest

It is I says I It’s your own true lover
Why don’t you rise love and let me in
For I am tired of a long night’s journey
Besides I’m wet to the very skin

She opened the door with the greatest of pleasure
She opened the door and I walked in
And we hugged each other and we kissed together
Till clear daylight came peeping in

Then the cocks are crowing we must be going
For the cocks are crowing for the dawn of day
And the cocks are crowing we must be going
We are but just servants we must obey

see also   Here's to all true lovers / George Peoples

Here’s to all true lovers, song / Paddy Hegarty, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:460-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Paddy Hegarty
Title:Here's to all true lovers [sound recording] / Paddy Hegarty, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Rosato's Bar, Moville, Co Donegal
Recording Date:May 1986
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 19
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:22568
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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