Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Roll Me from the Wall

(Rolling from the Wall)
Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

My parents they abandoned me and unto me did wrong
For they wed me to a grey old man for the sake of his money and grounds.
Had they wed me to a glamour boy without any money at all
Sure he'd take me in his arms and he'd roll me from the wall!

Well at the fairs and markets I see all of me glamours there
But when I look upon me old grey man sure he fills me with despair.
He fills me with despair me boys and I'll tell you the reason why
For he's got two hanging eyebrows and likewise a jealous eye.

Oh hold your tongue, now Sally me dear, while I go into town
I'll buy you a nice wee petticoat and a lovely muslin gown
For the ladies at the fair you'll outshine them all by far
And I'll buy you a lovely wee lap dog to follow your jauntin' car.

To hell with yer lovely wee lap dog, and likewise your muslin gown
I'd rather have a glamour boy than all of your money and grounds
I'd rather have a glamour boy without any money at all
And he'd take me in his arms and he'd roll me from the wall!

Well now the old grey man is dead and he has left to me
Fifty pounds in solid gold, isn't that a handsome fee?
His farm, his riches and free land to me has left them all
And now I can marry me glamour boy and he'll roll me from the wall!

But not long after the honeymoon, me glamour began to jar,
He killed my little lap dog and he smashed me jaunting car,
Me taypot and me china then, he smashed and broke them all
Ah, God knows I've had to suffer for me rolling from the wall...

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