I once loved a maid and I loved her so well|
That I hated all others
Who spoke of her ill
And now she's rewarded me well for my pains
For she's gone to be wed to another.
2. When I saw my love to the church go
3. Then I saw my love sit down to dine|
Well I sat down beside her
I poured out her wine
And I drank to the girl that should have been mine
But she was now wed to another.
4. The boys of the forest they ask it of me
5. Go dig me a grave I let ye dig it so deep|
And cover it over
With flowers so sweet
And close my poor eyelids forever in sleep
And maybe in death I'll forget her.
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