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As I Roved Out (Rankin Street) video
See also: As I Roved Out (The Fables)
And also: As I Roved Out (Ryan's Fancy)
And also: Seventeen Come Sunday (Peacock)
And also: I'll Be Seventeen Come Sunday (Peacock)
#1267: YouTube video by Mymoppet52 ©2011
~ Used with permission ~

Oh, who are you me fair pretty maid,
And who are you me darling?
Oh, who are you me fair pretty maid,
And who are you me darling?
She answered me quite modestly,
"I am me mother's daughter."
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

"Will you come to me house
in the middle of the night,
When the moon is shining brightly?
Will you come to me house
in the middle of the night,
When the moon is shining brightly?
And I'll open the door and I'll let you in,
The devil's the one that'll hear us."
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

She took me horse by the bridle and bit,
And she led him to the stable;
She took me horse by the bridle and bit,
And she led him to the stable.
Saying, "Plenty of hay for a soldier's horse,
To eat if he is able."
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

She took me by her lily-white hand,
And she led me to her table;
She took me by her lily-white hand,
And she led me to her table.
Saying, "Plenty of rum for a soldier boy,
To drink if he is able."
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

Then I went up and I laid her down,
And I laid her nice and easy;
Then I went up and I laid her down,
And I laid her nice and easy.
Then I went up and laid her down,
"Lassie, are you able?"
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

And there we lay till the break of day,
And the devil's the one that heard us;
And there we lay till the break of day,
And the devil's the one that heard us;
Then I arose, puttin' on me clothes,
"Lassie, I must leave you."
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

"Oh, when will you return again,
When will we be married?
Oh, when will you return again,
And when will we be married?"
"When cockle shells make rocket shells,
It's then we will be married."
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

Oh, who are you me fair pretty maid,
And who are you me darling?
Oh, who are you me fair pretty maid,
And who are you me darling?
She answered me quite modestly,
"I am me mother's daughter."
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.
With a touray ah, faddle liddle ah,
Toura loura laddie oh.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a 19th-century British broadside ballad [Laws O17] American Balladry From British Broadsides (G Malcolm Laws, 1957). Also a variant of a British broadside ballad, Seventeen Come Sunday, published by J Paul and Co (London) sometime between 1838 and 1845, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Firth b.34(67). ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Rankin Street (Pre-GBS tape - Live At The Blarneystone Pub in St John's, NL, trk#16, 1991, NRA Productions, Ltd).

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The video above features a variant recorded as The Nite Visit by Celtic Connection from Newfoundland's Southern Shore (Higher, trk#7, 1999 CD, Celtic Connection/CGC Promotions, Kilbride, NL, recorded and mixed at Actual Music, Chapel Cove, NL, produced by Jim English, Joanne Coles of Actual Music and Celtic Connection); and (The Best Of Irish Newfoundland Favourites, trk#17, 2009 CD, Avondale Music, St John's, NL, produced by Lyle Drake and Celtic Connection).

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A variant was also recorded as As I Roved Out by The Fables (A Time, 2000).

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Another variant was arranged and recorded as As I Roved Out by Ryan's Fancy (Irish Love Songs, Boot Records 1982.

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A variant was also recorded by Kenneth Peacock as Seventeen Come Sunday on the album Songs and Ballads of Newfoundland, Folkways FG 3505, LP (1956) Cut #B.07.

Two variants were collected by Kenneth Peacock and published as I'll Be Seventeen Come Sunday in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, by The National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.



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