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Collection of ballads, songsheets: Cold Haily, Rainy Night

Collection of ballads, songsheets. 2 vols. London: J. Pitts, 1805­1840? University of Minnesota Libraries. WILSON Rare Books Quarto 820.1 Z. Vol. 1.

Half sheet.


 

Cold Haily, Rainy Night

Printed and sold by J. Pit<t>s No 6 Great
St Andrew Street, 7 Dials.
 
        A STORY unto you I tell
        Of a soldier who courted a pretty girl
                And soon he gain'd her favour,
        O let me in the soldier cried,
        Its a cold haily rainy night,
               And I wont go back again, O.
        My cap is froze unto my head,
        My heart is like a lump of lead,
                With standing under the window, O
        O let me in the soldier cried,
        Its a cold haily rainy night,
                And I wont go back again, O.

        Your dad and mom are fast asleep,
        Which makes me under your window creep,
        The Doors and windows they do crea<k>
                I dare not let you in, O.
        O let me in the soldier cried,
        Its a cold haily rainy night,
                And I wont go back again, O.

        O then she rose and let him in,
        And kist his ruby lips and chin
        And into bed she jump'd with him
                 Along with a roving soldier
        Then blest the cold rainy night.
        She rose from bed and let him in,
                And he did not go back again O.

        Now since you had your will of me,
        O soldier will you marry me.
        No such a thing can ever be,
                So fare you well for ever, O.
        O then she cursed the rainy night,
        She rose from bed and let him in,
                And did not go back again, O.

       
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Transcription  by Eric Welle.


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