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Fuaim Lish Young Buy-A-Broom
Credits: n/a
Appears On: Fuaim
Language: English


As I went a-walking in the North Country
Down by Kirby Steven's I happened for to be
As I was a-walking up and down the street
A pretty little buy-a-broom I chanced for to meet

Chorus (after each verse):
For she was right, I was tight, everybody has their way
It was the lish young buy-a-broom that led me astray

She kindly then invited me to go a little way
"Yes," was the answer to her I did say
There was me with me music walkin' down the street
And her with her tambourine was beatin' hand and feet

Straight way out for Kendal town we steered, her and I
Over young green mountains, the weather being dry
We each had a bottle filled up to the top
And whenever we were getting dry we took a little drop

The night was coming on and good lodgings we did find
Eatables of all kind and plenty of good wine
Good bed and blankets just for we two
And I rolled her in me arms, me boys, and wouldn't you do too?

Early the next morning we arose to go our way
I called unto landlord to see what was to pay
Fourteen and sixpence just for you two
Four crowns upon the table my darling then she threw

Well the reason that we parted I now shall let you hear
She started off for Germany right early the next year
But me being unwilling for to cross the raging sea
Here's a health unto my bonny lass wherever she may be