The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45896   Message #679178
Posted By: vectis
29-Mar-02 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Misty, Moisty Morning
Subject: Lyr Add: ONE MISTY MOISTY MORNING (Ron Spicer)
This is Ron Spicer's version as nearly as I can recall it:


ONE MISTY MOISTY MORNING

CHORUS: "How d'you do, and how d'you do, and how d'you do again."

One misty moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather,
I met a withered old man a-clothed all in leather.
He was clothed all in leather with a cap beneath his chin, singing:
CHORUS

This rustic was a treasure as on his way he hied,
And with a leather bottle fast buckled by his side,
He wore no shirt upon his back with wool unto his skin, singing:
CHORUS

He went a little further and there he met a maid
A-goin' a-milking, a-milking sir she said.
Then he began to compliment and she began to sing, singing:
CHORUS

This maid, her name was Dolly, dressed in a gown of grey.
I being somewhat jolly, persuaded her to stay,
And straight I fell a-courting her in hopes her love to win, singing:
CHORUS

I having time and leisure, I spent a vacant hour
A-telling of my treasure while sitting in the bower.
With many kind embraces I stroked her double chin, singing:
CHORUS

I said that we should married be and she would be my bride,
And along we should not tarry and twenty things beside.
I'll plough and sow and reap and mow and you shall sit and spin, singing:
CHORUS

Her parents then consented, all parties were agreed.
Her portion thirty shillings, we married were with speed.
Then Will, the piper, he did play, while others dance and sing, singing:
CHORUS

Then lusty rovin' robin with many damsels gay,
To drive and roam to dawning to celebrate the day,
And when they met together, their caps they off did fling, singing:
CHORUS