As I Roved Out (on a Bright May Morning)
Deluded Lover, The
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As I roved out on a bright May morning,
To view the meadows and the flowers gay,
Whom should I spy but my own true lover,
As she sat under yon willow tree.
I took off my hat and I did salute her,
I did salute her courageously,
When she turned around and the tears fell from her,
Saying: "False young man, you have deluded me."
"For to delude you, how can that be, my love?
It's from your body I am quite free.
I'm as free from you as a child unborn
And so are you, my dear Jane, from me."
"Three diamond rings I own I gave you,
Three diamond rings to wear on your right hand,
But the vows you made, love, you went and broke them,
And married the lassie that had the land."
"If I married the lassie that had the land, my love,
It's that I'll rue until the day I die,
When misfortune falls sure no man can shun it,
I was blindfolded I'll ne'er deny."
Now at night when I go to my silent slumber,
The thoughts of my true love run in my mind,
When I turn around to embrace my darling,
Instead of gold, sure it's brass I find.
I wish the Queen would call home her army,
From England, Ireland, from Americay and Spain,
And every man to his wedded woman,
In hopes that you and I will meet again.