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ARoving

A traditional sea shanty.

Lyrics:

A-Roving, a-roving, since roving's been my rui-in
I'll go no more a-roving with you, fair maid

In Amsterdam there lived a maid, mark well what I do say
In Amsterdam there lived a maid, and she was a mistress of her trade
I'll go no more a-roving with you, fair maid

I took this fair maid for a walk
I took this fair maid for a walk, she said, Young man I'd rather talk
I'll go ...
I put my arm around her waist
I put my arm around her waist, she said, Young man you're in great haste
I'll go ...

She said that she'd be true to me
She said that she'd be true to me but spent my money fast and free
I'll go ...
In three weeks' time I was badly bent
In three weeks' time I was badly bent, and off to sea I sadly went
I'll go ...

Now when I got back home from sea
Now when I got back home from sea, a soldier had her on his knee
I'll go ...