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Joe Offer Lith a doodle, As I Rode Out ? (16) Lyr/Tune Add: AS I ROVED OUT (from Makem & Clancy) 16 Sep 98


As I Roved Out
traditional
(adapted by Sarah & Tommy Makem and Pat, Tom, and Liam Clancy. ©1962, 1969, by Tiparm Music Publishers, Inc.)


As I roved out on a May morning,
On a May morning right early,
I met my love upon the way,
Oh, Lord, but she was early.

Chorus:
And she sang lilt-da-doo-dle, lilt-a-doo-dle, lilt-a-doo-dle-dee,
And she hi-da-land-da-dee, And she hi-da-land-da-dee, and she lan-dae.

Her boots were black and her stockings white,
And her buckles shone like silver;
She had a dark and a rolling eye,
And her earrings tipped her shoulders.
Chorus

"What age are you, my nice sweet girl?
What age are you, my honey?"
How modestly she answered me,
"I'll be sixteen age on Sunday."
Chorus

I went to the house on the top of the hill
When the moon was shining clearly;
She arose to let me in,
For her mammy chanced to hear her.
Chorus

She caught her by the hair of the head,
And down to the room she brought her;
And with the root of a hazel twig,
She was the well-beat daughter.
Chorus

"Will you marry me now, my soldier lad?
Marry me now or never?
Will you marry me now, my soldier lad?
For you see I'm done forever."
Chorus

"No, I won't marry you, my bonny wee girl,
I won't marry you, my honey,
For I have got a wife at home,
And how could I disown her?"
Chorus

A pint a night is my delight,
And a gallon in the morning;
the old women are my heartbreak,
But the young ones is my darling.
Chorus

(from The Irish Songbook - Makem & the Clancys)

This tune may not work properly, at least not in the ABC version. There's a time signature change in one measure of the chorus that may goof MIDITXT up.
-Joe Offer- -Joe-

MIDI file: ASIROV~2.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: As I Roved Out
Text: By traditional - Makem-Clancy adaptation
Copyright: Copyright © 1969, by Tiparm Music Publishers
Key: Eb
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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ABC format:

X:1
T:As I Roved Out
M:2/4
Q:1/4=120
K:Eb
F2G2B2c2|ddc2B2G2|FFG2B2c2|d2c2B2G2|G2B2c2B2|
G2F2D2B,2|D2E2E2D2|B,2C4C2|-C8|C8|-C2C2D2EF|
GFEFGFEF|GED2EEDE|FDB,2DDEE|FFG2GGC2|-C2C6|
-C7/2||


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