The Lark in the Morning – lyrics and chords

The chords to The Lark in the Morning are presented here in the key of D minor. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a bonnie lass that falls pregnant by a pretty ploughboy.

 
F 
The lark in the morning she  
C 
rises off her  
Am 
nest
 
And she goes  
Dm 
off in the air with the dew all  
C 
on her  
Dm 
breast
 
And like the jolly plough boy she  
C 
whistles and she  
Am 
sings
 
She goes  
Dm 
home in the evening with the dew all  
C 
on her  
Dm 
wings.

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Oh, Roger the ploughboy he is a dashing blade
He goes whistling and singing for yonder leafy shade
Hed met with dark-eyed Susan, she’s handsome I declare
And she is far more entiving than the birds all in the air.

As they were coming home from the rakes of the town
The meadow bein’ all mown and the grass had been cut down
As they should chance to tumble all on the new-mown hay
Oh, it’s kiss me now or never, this bonnie lass would say.

When twenty long weeks were over and past
Her mammy asked the reason why she thickened round the waist
‘It was the pretty ploughboy’ this girl then did say
For he asked me for to tumble all on the new-mown hay.

Here’s a health to you ploughboys where ever you may be
That like to have a bonnie lass-a-sittin’ on each knee
With a pint of good strong porter he’ll whistle and he’ll sing
And the ploughboy is as happy as a prince or a king.

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The Lark in the Morning lyrics and chords

The Lark in the Morning lyrics and chords print version

[F]The lark in the morning she [C]rises off her [Am]nest
And she goes [Dm]off in the air with the dew all [C]on her [Dm]breast
And like the jolly plough boy she [C]whistles and she [Am]sings
She goes [Dm]home in the evening with the dew all [C]on her [Dm]wings.

Oh, Roger the ploughboy he is a dashing blade
He goes whistling and singing for yonder leafy shade
Hed met with dark-eyed Susan, she’s handsome I declare
And she is far more entiving than the birds all in the air.

As they were coming home from the rakes of the town
The meadow bein’ all mown and the grass had been cut down
As they should chance to tumble all on the new-mown hay
Oh, it’s kiss me now or never, this bonnie lass would say.

When twenty long weeks were over and past
Her mammy asked the reason why she thickened round the waist
‘It was the pretty ploughboy’ this girl then did say
For he asked me for to tumble all on the new-mown hay.

Here’s a health to you ploughboys where ever you may be
That like to have a bonnie lass-a-sittin’ on each knee
With a pint of good strong porter he’ll whistle and he’ll sing
And the ploughboy is as happy as a prince or a king.

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The Lark in the Morning lyrics and chords

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