|: And who are you, me pretty fair maid|
And who are you, me honey? :|
She answered me quite modestly,
"I am me mother's darling."
With me too-ry-ay
2. |: And will you come to me mother's house,
When the sun is shining clearly :|
I'll open the door and I'll let you in
And divil 'o one would hear us.
3. |: So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly :|
Shc opened the door and she let me in
And divil the one did hear us.
4. |: She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And she led him to the stable :|
Saying "There's plenty of oats for a soldier's horse,
To eat it if he's able."
5. |: Then she took me by the lily-white hand
And she led me to the table :|
Saying "There's plenty of wine for a soldier boy,
To drink it if you're able."
6. |: Then I got up and made the bed
And I made it nice and aisy :|
Then I got up and laid her down
Saying "Lassie, are you able?"
7. |: And there we lay till the break of day
And divil a one did hear us :|
Then I arose and put on me clothes
Saying "Lassie, I must leave you."
8. |: And when will you return again
And when will we get married :|
When broken shells make Christmas bells
We might well get married.