As I Roved Out (1)

As Christy Moore explains in the opening of the video, this version of As I Roved Out comes from the singing one of the last of the traveling singers, John Reilly.

And who are you, me pretty fair maid
And who are you, me honey? (repeat)
She answered me quite modestly, “I am me mother’s darling.”

With me too-ry-ay
Di-re fol-de-diddle
Dai-rie oh.

And will you come to me mother’s house,
When the sun is shining clearly ( repeat )
I’ll open the door and I’ll let you in
And divil ‘o one would hear us.

So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly ( repeat )
Shc opened the door and she let me in
And divil the one did hear us.

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