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Traditional
  1. Pray Gentle Maiden may I be your lover
    Condemn me no longer tomoad and to weep
    But down like a lamb I lie wounded and bleeding
    So lower your drawbridge and I'll enter your keep.
    Enter your Keep, nonny nonny
    Enter your Keep, nonny nonny
    So lower your drawbridge and I'll enter your keep
  2. Alas and alack for I am no maiden
    I'm married to Sir Oswald, the cunning old Celt
    He's gone to the wars for twelve months or longer
    And taken the key to my chastity belt
    Chastity belt, nonny nonny
    Chastity belt, nonny nonny
    He's taken the key to my chastity belt.
  3. Fear not gentle maiden for I know of a locksmith
    Who's intricate knowledge we will avail.
    We'll go to his forge and on his door we will knock
    And see if he's able to unpick your lock.
    Unpick your lock, nonny nonny
    Unpick your lock, nonny nonny
    And see if he's able to unpick your lock.
  4. Alas and alack Sir, for I am unable
    My intricate knowledge is of no avail
    I can't find the secret to your combinations
    The cunning old Celt he has fitted a Yale.
    Fitted a Yale, nonny nonny
    Fitted a Yale, nonny nonny
    The cunning old Celt he has fitted a Yale.
  5. I'm back from the wars now with sad news of disaster
    A terrible misfortune I have to confide
    As my ship was passing the straights of Gibralter
    I carelessley dropped the key over the side
    Over the side, nonny nonny
    Over the side, nonny nonny
    I carelessley dropped the key over the side.
  6. Alas and alack I am locked up for ever
    Then up steps a page boy says leave it to me
    If you will allow me to enter your chamber
    I'll open you up with my duplicate key.
    Duplicate key, nonny nonny
    Duplicate key, nonny nonny
    I'll open you up with my duplicate key.