It was one summer's morning, as I went o'er the moss,|
I had no thought of 'listing, till the soldiers did me cross;
They kindly did invite me to a flowing bowl, and down,
THEY ADVANCED me some money, - ten guineas and a crown.
2. It's true my love has listed, he wears a white cockade,
3. My love is tall and handsome, and comely for to see,
4. Oh! may he never prosper, oh! may he never thrive,
5. Then he pulled out a handkerchief to wipe her flowing eyes,
6. O now my love has listed, and I for him will rove,
The words in capital letters in each verse are sung five times, thus:- THEY AD-VAN-CED, THEY AD-VAN-CED, THEY AD-VAN-CED, THEY AD-VAN-CED, THEY AD-VAN-CED ME SOME MONEY, - TEN GUINEAS AND A CROWN.
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