I recently purchased a CD with a song performed by Triona Ni Dhomhnaill with Relativity: There Was A Lady.
Meanwhile I found out that this is almost the same as 'There Was A Maid In Her Father's Garden' with the lyrics posted by Wolfgang here(hope the clicky will work).
Triona adds a verse to everything I could find until now going like
So come all you fair and tender maidens,
Don't slight your sailors whilst they're at sea,
They'll come home, they'll make you their own and
They'll bring ... (that's what bugs me - nicely sung, but impossible to understand)
You know I once read that (at least irish) folk songs were called 'Comeallyes' before the word 'folk' was even invented, and I think that this last verse adds some kind of satisfaction to any real folk lover. Can you understand that not knowing the second half of the last line of the last verse of a song I like is hard for me? It's like ... uh ... forget it ... ;->
Can anybody help me?