Come All Ye Fair and Tender Maidens - Traditional, arr. G. Weiser

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1. Come all ye fair and tender ladies.
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    Be careful how you court young men.
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    They're like a star on a summer's morning.
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    They'll first appear and then they're gone.

2. They'll tell you some loving story
    They'll declare to you their love is true
    Then they will go and court some other
    And that's the love they have for you

3. Do you remember our days of courting
    When your head lay upon my breast
    You could make me believe with falling of your arm
    That the sun rose in the West

4. I wish I was a little sparrow,
   And I had wings with which to fly
   Right over to see my false true-lover,
   And when he's talking I'd be nigh.

5. But I'm not a little sparrow,
    I have no wings with which to fly
   So I sit here in grief and sorrow,
   To weep and pass my troubles by.

6. If I had known before I courted
    that love was such a killing thing
    I'd a-locked my heart in a box of golden
    and fastened it up with a silver pin.

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