As I roved out on a summer's morning|
Early as the day did dawn,
When Sol appeared in pomp and glory
I too my way through a pleasant lawn.
Where pinks and violets were sweetly blooming
An linnets warblin in every shade,
I've been alarmed by a killing charmer,
Near Youghal Harbour I met this maid.
2. Her aspect pleasing, her smiles engaging,
3. "Don't you remember how you once deceived me,|
And courted me with right good will,
But at your returning I'll now quit mourning,
In hopes your promise you will fulfill.
A darling babe for you I'll be rearing,
As in your travels you have never seen,
If you'll agree, love, and come with me, love,
We'll all live happy in Cappoquin."
4. "Oh no, fair maid, I will tell you plainly,
5. And now I'm going to leave off roving|
For I am hoping her love to win,
To here I'll go now, and I'll bid adieu, now,
Saying, 'Fare you well, sweet Cappoquin.'
So now he has left in grief bewailing,
That he my tender young heart did win.
So all fair maidens, beware of strangers,
And think on Mary of Cappoquin."
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