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Reinhard Lyr Req: Charming Nancy (9) RE: Lyr Req: Charming Nancy 22 May 21


I've tried transcribing Charming Nancy from the Youtube copy of the Brier album. Beware, there may be any amount of mishearings...

CHARMING NANCY

As I came in by Auchterless(?) town
I met a charming lassie-o
And she was neat about the waist
And tripped along right handy-o

Said I, sweet maid, come tell to me
Your name and occupation-o
And the answer that she gave to me
I'm known as charming Nancy-o

Row tow de tiddy rye dow
Row tiddly aye tiddly aye do
Row tow de tiddly aye dow
I'm a-called charming Nancy-o

And would you like to buy some fish
For I'm a monger's daughter-o
I will give to you, kind sir,
The choice in all my basket-o

I sat her down upon the ground
And took my place beside her-o
Said I, sweet maid, don't be afraid
For I'll purchase all from Nancy-o

Row tow de tiddy rye dow
Row tiddly aye tiddly aye do
Row tow de tiddly aye dow
And he called her charming Nancy-o

Five shilling's been the sum to pay
I took it from my wallet-o
Then proceeded to admire
The slender dark-eyed beauty-o

For she was fair beyond compare
Her skin was like the lily-o
There ne'er was seen a grecian queen
To match the charms of Nancy-o

Row tow de tiddy rye dow
Row tiddly aye tiddly aye do
Row tow de tiddly aye dow
And I've called her charming Nancy-o

When I awoke out off my sleep
Stars they were a-peeping-o
The day has passed, the night come on
While I lay there a-sleeping-o

I breathed a sigh and turned around
And spied my wallet empty-o
My money was gone, so were my clothes
And also charming Nancy-o

Row tow de tiddy rye dow
Row tiddly aye tiddly aye do
Row tow de tiddly aye dow
And they call her charming Nancy-o

So all young man a-roaming go
Around by Auchterless town-o
Beware of charming females
And all fishmonger's daughters-o

For failing this you learn like me
And dearly for a cran-o
I lost my love, my money good
To the so-called charming Nancy-o

Row tow de tiddy rye dow
Row tiddly aye tiddly aye do
Row tow de tiddly aye dow
And they call her charming Nancy-o


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