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    Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen / Lyrics

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    "One Morning in May" Lyrics

    Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen

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    One morning, one morning, one morning in May,
    I spied a young couple; they were making their way
    And one was a lady so bright and so fair,
    And the other was a soldier, and a brave volunteer

    Good morning, good morning, good morning, said he,
    And where are you going my pretty lady,
    I'm going out a walking by the banks of the sea,
    Just to see the waters roll and hear the nightingale sing.

    Now they had not been standing but a minute or so
    When out of his knapsack a fiddle he drew
    And the tune that he played made the valleys to ring
    Oh hark, cried the maiden, hear the nightingales sing

    Oh maiden, fair maiden, 'tis time to give o'er
    Oh no, kind soldier, please play one tune more
    For I'd rather hear your fiddle with the touch of one string
    Than to see the waters glide and hear the nightingales sing

    Oh soldier, kind soldier, will you marry me?
    Oh no, pretty maiden, that never shall be
    I've a wife down in London and children twice three
    Two wives and the army's too many for me

    Well I'll go back to London and I'll stay there for a year
    It's often that I'll think of you my little dear
    And if ever I return it'll be in the spring
    To see the waters glide and hear the nightingales sing

    Come dry up your tears, there is nothing to fear
    I will roam these green valleys now for many's a long year
    When the birds sang so sweet, this young man proved his deceit
    Saying adieu, lovely fair maid, we will never more meet

    With my snuff box and cane, this whole world I will range
    Like Venus or Diana in search of her swain
    When the moon shines so clear, I will mourn for my dear
    Over mountains, clear fountains, where no one can hear

    There's one thing that I know, and that before I go
    I will never return for to hear her sad woe
    There's another thing I know and that before I go
    That the ranger and the stranger have many's the foe.
    This song was submitted on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY.
    Written by Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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