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K:D A | B2 A/2 A/2 | (B B) A | (A F) D | D2 (E/2F/2) | w:As I was a-walk-ing one mor-ning in Spring. To G F E | (F A) F/2 F/2 | E D B, | B,2 A, | w:hear the birds wist-le and the night-in-gale sing. I D C D | (E D) E | F d c | B2 (d/2 B/2) | w:heard a fair dam-sel so sweet-ly sang she. Say-ing A F D | D E (F/2 G/2) | E3/2 D/2 B, | B,2 A, | w:I will be mar-ried on a Tues-day morn-ing. I (D C) D | (F d) c | (F d) c | B2 (d/2 B/2) | w:heard a fair dam-sel so sweet-ly sang she. Say-ing A F D | D E (F/2 G/2) | E3/2 D/2 B, | B,2 z|| w:I will be marr-ied on a Tues-day morn-ing. W: W:1 W:As I was a-walking one morning in Spring. W:To hear the birds whistle and the nightingale sing. W:I heard a fair damsel so sweetly sang she. W:Saying I will be married on a Tuesday morning. W: W:ch (repeat lines 3,4) W:I heard a fair damsel so sweetly sang she. W:Saying I will be married on a Tuesday morning. W: W:2 W:I stepp'd up to her and thus I did say W:Pray tell me your age and where you belong W:I belong to the sign of the Bonny Blue Bell W:My age is sixteen and you know very well. W: W:3 W:Sixteen my pretty maid, you are young for to marry. W:I'll leave you the other four years for to tarry. W:You speak like a man without any skill W:Four years I've been single against my own will. W: W:4 W:On Monday night, when I go there, W:To powder my locks and to curdle my hair, W:There were three pretty maidens for me a-waiting W:Saying I will be married on a Tuesday morning. W: W:5 W:On a Tuesday morning, the bells shell ring W:And three pretty maidens so sweetly shall sing. W:So neat and so gay is my golden ring W:Saying I shall be married on Tuesday morning.