Stormy Winds

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Shepherds are the cleverest lads
That ever trod Englands ground,
They will call all at some alehouse
And value not one crown,
They'll call for liquor merrily
And pay before they go,
They will work in the fields
Where stormy winds do blow.

2. A shepherd looked out all on a hill
Which made his heart to ache,
To see his sheep with their tongues out
Just ready for to bleat,
He looked up with courage bold
And up the hill did go,
For to drive them to fold
Where stormy winds do blow.

3. As I walked over mount or plain
The frost did cut my feet,
My ewes and lambs hung out their tongues
And around me they did weave,
There I took up my courage bold
And over the hills did go,
And I drove them to fold
Where stormy winds do blow.

4. So now that I have folded them
And returned straight back again,
Into some jovial company
I boldly entered in,
A-drinking of strong liquor boys
It is my hearts delight,
While my sheep lay asleep
All the cold and stormy night.

5. So come all you brisk young shepherds
Wherever you do march,
On a cold and a grimy morning
Did you ever feel the smart,
Did you ever feel the smart my boys
Through hail or frost or snow,
As you drive them to fold
Where stormy winds do blow.

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