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  1. In Amsterdam there lived a maid. Bless you young maiden
    In Amsterdam there lived a maid, Mark well what I do say
    In Amsterdam there lived a maid And she was the mistress of her trade.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  2. I met this fair maid after dark Bless you young maiden
    I met this fair maid after dark, Mark well what I do say
    I met this fair maid after dark She took me to her favourite park.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  3. I put my arm around her waist Bless you young maiden
    I put my arm around her waist, Mark well what I do say
    I put my arm around her waist Said she, young man you're in great haste.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  4. I put my hand upon her knee Bless you young maiden
    I put my hand upon her knee, Mark well what I do say
    I put my hand upon her knee Said she young man you're rather free.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  5. The cheeks of her arse were as tight as a drum Bless you young maiden
    The cheeks of her arse were as tight as a drum, Mark well what I do say
    The cheeks of her arse were as tight as a drum The lips of her mouth were as red as plum.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  6. Her skin was as white and as creamy as milk Bless you young maiden
    Her skin was as white and as creamy as milk, Mark well what I do say
    Her skin was as white and as creamy as milk The hair of her legs was as soft as silk.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  7. I put my hand upon her thigh Bless you young maiden
    I put my hand upon her thigh, Mark well what I do say
    I put my hand upon her thigh She said, young man you're rather high.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  8. I pushed her over on her back Bless you young maiden
    I pushed her over on her back, Mark well what I do say
    I pushed her over on her back And then she let me have a wack.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  9. In three weeks time I was sadly bent Bless you young maiden
    In three weeks time I was sadly bent, Mark well what I do say
    In three weeks time I was sadly bent Then of to sea I sadly went.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  10. Then back to the Liverpool docks Bless you young maiden
    Then back to the Liverpool docks, Mark well what I do say
    Then back to the Liverpool docks Saltpetre showed in by boots and socks.
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
  11. Now when I got back from the sea Bless you young maiden
    Now when I got back from the sea, Mark well what I do say
    Now when I got back from the sea A soldier had her dancing on his knee
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.
    A roving, A roving, since roving’s been my ruin
    We'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah