Tim Hart and Maddy Prior Lish Young Buy-a-Broom Lyrics

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As I was a-traveling in the North Country
Down by Kirby Stephen I happened for to be
As I was a-walking up and down the street
A pretty little buy-a-broom I chanced for to meet
And she was right, I was tight
Everybody has her way
It was the lish young buy-a-broom
That led me astray
She kindly then invited me to go along the way
``Yes'' was the answer to her that I did say
There was me with my music walking down the street
And her with her tambourine was beating hands and feet

Straightway for Kendal we steered, her and I
Over yon white mountain, the weather it was grey
We each had a bottle filled up to the top
And whenever we were feeling dry, we took a little drop

With night a-coming on, good lodgings we did find
Eatables of all sorts and plenty of good wine
Good bed and blankets just for we two
And I rolled her in his arms, my boys, and wouldn't you do, to?

Then early the next morning we rose to go away
I called to the landlord to see what was to pay
Fourteen and sixpence, just for you two
And a fiver on the table oh my darling then she threw

Now the reason that we parted, I now will let you hear
She started off for Germany right early the next year
And me not being willing to cross the raging sea
Here's a health to my buy-a-broom, wherever she may be

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