You Rambling Boys of Pleasure

from by Fintan McHugh

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Music: Trad, Arr. by Fintan McHugh
Voice, Guitar and Harmonica


You rambling boys of pleasure
Give ear unto these lines I write
I own I am a rover
In rambling I take great delight
I cast my mind on a handsome girl
And often times she does me slight
My mind is never easy
Except when my true love is in my sight

Down by yon flowery gardens

Where me and my true love do meet

I took her in my arms

And unto her gave kisses sweet

She bade me take love easy

Just as the leaves fall from the tree

But I being young and foolish

With my own true love I did not agree

And the second time I met my love

I thought that her heart was surely mine
But as the season changes

My darling girl has changed her mind

Gold is the root of evil

Although it bears a glistening hue

Causes many the lad and the lass to part

Though their hearts like mine be e’er so true

And I wish I was in Belfast town

And my own true love along with me

And money in my pocket

To keep us in good company

And liquor to be plenty

A flowing glass on every side

Hard fortune would ne’er daunt me

For I am young and the world is wide


from Wait Till The Clouds Roll By, released June 1, 2016



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