A lady stood, song / Grace Toland, singing in English

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A lady stood in her father's garden
And a gentleman who were passing by
He stood a while and he gazed upon her
He said young lady would you fancy I.

I'm no lady but a farmer’s daughter
A farmer’s daughter of low degree
And if you want for to meet a lady
Travel further, don’t fancy me.

It's seven years since I had a sweetheart
Seven years since I did him see
And seven more I will wait upon him
If he's alive sure he'll come to me.

If it's seven years since you had a sweetheart
Seven years since you did him see
And seven more you will wait upon him
Perhaps this young man you'll never see.

Well if he's sick sure I wish him better
And if he's dead sure I wish him rest
If he's alive then I love him dearly
He is the young man I do love best.

It’s when he saw that she being so truly
He felt a pity that she might be lost
I am your true and your single sailor
That many’s the time o’er the ocean crossed.

If you're my true and single sailor
Your looks and features have changed to me
It’s seven years on the wide wide ocean
Makes an alteration ‘tween you and me.

He put his hand down into his pocket
His lily-white fingers being thin and small
Drew out the ring that they broke between them
And when she saw it then she did fall.

He lifted her up in his arms so dearly
And he gave to her love and kisses three
I am your true and single sailor
Hath come from sea, love, to marry thee.

A lady stood, song / Grace Toland, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:657-NC-V8
Main Performer: Grace Toland
Title:A lady stood [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:27 March 1993
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 3 min. 15 sec.) :digital, stereo
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:264

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