As I roved out, song / Grace Toland, singing in English

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As I roved out on a bright May morning
To view the fields and the mountains gay
Whom should I spy but my own true lover
As she sat under yon willow tree.

I took off my hat and I did salute her
I did salute her most courageously
But when she turned around and the tears fell from her
Saying False young man you have deluded me.

A diamond ring I own I gave you
A diamond ring to wear on your right hand
But the words you said sure you never meant them
And you married the lassie that had the land.

If I married the lassie that had the land, my dear
‘Tis that I'll rue until the day I die
For when misfortune falls sure no man can shun it
I was blindfolded I'll ne'er deny.

At night when I go to my bed of slumber
The thoughts of my true love run in my mind
When I turn around to embrace my lover
Sure instead of gold ‘tis but brass I find.

And I wish that the Queen would call home her army
From the West Indies, Americay and Spain
And every man to his wedded lover
In hopes that you and I might meet again.

As I roved out, song / Grace Toland, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:650-NC-V8
Main Performer: Grace Toland Grace Toland
Title:As I roved out [videorecording] / Grace Toland, singing in English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:McFeeley's bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:December 1999
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 4 min. 55 sec.) :digital, stereo
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:3479

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