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The Little Drummer


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K:C W:It was at my true lover's window one night W:I called her my jewel my heart's one delight W:Since you shot the arrow, it's you that must cure W:And if you won't have me I'll die I am sure W:And it's oh my hard fortune W: W:2 W:Go away you little drummer this fair maid did say W:Would I be so mean as to marry with thee W:My father's a Lord of the higher degree W:And I am his darling, his heiress to be W:And it's oh my hard fortune W: W:3 W:He turned away to leave her and bid her farewell W:You've sent my wandering to Heaven or Hell W:On the point of my bayonette I'll end all my strife W:I'll cut the sweet innocent thread of my life W:And it's oh my hard fortune W: W:4 W:Come back you little drummer, this fair maid did call W:Come back you little drummer and marry withall W:Come back you little drummer and marry if you will W:For I think it's a pity your blood for to spill W:And it's oh my hard fortune W: W:5 W:We'll mount on our horses to Plymouth we'll go W:And there we'll be married in spite of our foe W:And when we are married and all things are done W:What more can they say but "we followed the drum" W:And it's oh my hard fortune W: W:6 W:And when her old father this news he did hear W:He mounted his horse and to Plymouth did steer W:He brought them both home and to them he did give W:Five thousand a year as long as they live W:And it's oh my good fortune % % % % % % % % %]

						
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