I'm a Darlin'

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Melody - "Dublin City"
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Anonymous

As I walked out of Chester city
At the late hour of the night
Who should I see but a fair young maiden
Washing her clothes by the clear moonlight.
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Madam, I'm a darlin', a die-ro-dither-o
Madam, I'm a darlin', a die-ro-day.

2. First she washed and then she squeezed them
And then she hung them out to dry
And then she folded up her arms saying
O what a fair young girl am I.
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3. O, going to the well to fetch some water
Fetching it back to make some cheese
She fell under and I fell over
And all the game was above her knee.
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4. Madam I will tie your garter,
I will tie it above your knee
And if you like I'll tie it up farther
'Cause madam I'm a die-row-day.
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5. Have you ever heard of cups and saucers
Rattling round an old tin can
Have you ever heard of a fair young girl
Married to an ugly grey old man.
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6. Madam you may have the gold and silver
Madam you may have the tracts of land
You may have ships all on the ocean
But what you need now is a canny young man.
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