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Lyr Add: (To) Pad the Road (With Me)

GUEST,Amber 03 May 07 - 10:00 PM
Malcolm Douglas 03 May 07 - 10:57 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Dec 09 - 10:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: To Pad the Road With Me
From: GUEST,Amber
Date: 03 May 07 - 10:00 PM

Because I searched for the lyrics here and couldn't find them...here they are. Copied wholesale from California State University at Fresno


To Pad the Road Wi' Me

From John Ord, Ord's Bothy Songs and Ballads, pp. 78-79. Supplied by
W. Malcolm of Arbroath.

Says I, "My dearest Mollie,
Come let us fix the time
When you and I will married be,
And wedlock us combine.
When you and I get married, love,
Right happy we will be,
For ye are the bonnie lassie
That's to pad the road wi' me."

"To pad the road wi' you, kind sir;
Cauld winter's coming on,
Besides my aged parents
Have ne'er a girl buy one;
Besides, my aged parents
Have ne'er a girl but me,
So I'm no the bonnie lassie
That's to pad the road wi' thee."

"Oh, never mind cauld winter, love,
The spring will follow soon;
Come sit ye down beside me,
And I'll sing you a nice song.
I'll sing you a nice song,
While I diddle you on my knee,
For ye are the bonnie lassie
That's to pad the road wi' me."

Saw she has donned her hose and shoon,
And to the kirk they've gaen,
And lang, ay lang ere morning
That couple were made ane.
And lang, lang ere the morning
Her troubles were set free,
For she's the bonnie lassie
That's to pad the road wi' me."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: (To) Pad the Road (With Me)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 03 May 07 - 10:57 PM

Ord also gives the tune in staff and tonic sol fa notation.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MCLEANE THE JOURNEYMAN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 10:57 PM

I found this in an article "Irish Come-All-Ye's" by Phillips Barry, in The Journal of American Folk-Lore, Volume 22, Parts 3-4, page 385. There, it cites a book: Folk-Songs of the North Atlantic States, by Phillips Barry (Boston, 1908), "from S. C., Boston, Mass, native of Co. Tyrone."

McLEANE THE JOURNEYMAN

1. "Oh, pretty little girl, come till we set the time
That you and I'll be married, and I can call you mine,
That I can call you mine, my dear, quite happy would I be,
And, my handsome little girl, won't you pad the road with me?"

2. "If I's to pad the road with you, then I'd be much to blame,
Besides, my mother has none but me, and I don't know your name." —
". . . . . . . . . . . . . . the maids they know me well,
My name's McLeane the Journeyman, which many a maid can tell!"

3. "I'll buy you a beaver bonnet, likewise a muslin gown,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and servants at your call,
And I'll buy you a nice little lap-dog, to follow your jaunting-car!"

4. "A fig for you and your lap-dogs, your jaunting-car likewise,
I'd rather have a young man, with two bright sparkling eyes,
I'd rather have a young man without a penny at all,
That would take me in his arms, and roll me from the wall!"


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