As I Roved Out lyrics and chords

The lyrics to this version of As I Roved Out tell the story of young girl who tries to sneak a man into her bedroom but is caught by her mother.

As I Roved Out – The Clancys
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As I Roved Out – Andy Irvine
As I Roved Out – Christy Moore

She ends up getting beaten by her mother and her young lover abandons her. The chords are presented here in the key of A Minor.

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As I Roved Out – lyrics and chords

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[Am]As I roved out on a May mor[Em]ning

On a [Am]May morning right ear[Em]ly

[C]I met my love up[G]on the way

Oh, [Am]Lord but [Em]she was [Am]early.
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And she sang [C]lith-a-doodle, lith-a-doodle, lith-a-doodle-dee,

And she [G]high-di-lan-di-dee, and she high-di-lan-di-dee and [Am]she lan-day
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Her boots were black and her stockings white

And her buckles shone like silver

She had a dark and a roving eye

And her ear-rings tipped her shoulder.
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“What age are you my nice wee girl

What age are you my honey?”

How modestly she answered me

“I’ll be seventeen on Sunday.”

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I went to her house on the top of the hill

When the moon was shining clearly.

She arose to let me in

But her mammy chanced to hear her.

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She caught her by the hair of the head

And down to the room she brought her,

And with the root of a hazel twig

She was the well-beat daughter.

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“Will you marry me now my soldier lad

Will you marry me now or never?

Will you marry me now my soldier lad

For you see I’m done forever.”

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“No I won’t marry you my bonny wee girl,

I won’t marry you my honey.

For I have got a wife at home

And how could I disown her?”

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A pint at night is my delight

And a gallon in the morning.

The old women are my heart break

But the young ones is my darling.
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As I Roved Out – The Clancys
Videos
Lyrics and chords
As I Roved Out – Andy Irvine
As I Roved Out – Christy Moore

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