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“Well met, my own true love"

"Well met" cried she

"I've just returned from the salt sea

And it's all for the love of thee"

"I could have married the King's Daughter there

And she would have married me

But I forsaken my kings daughter there

And it's all for the love of thee"

"If you could have married the King's Daughter dear

I'm sure you are to blame

For I am married to a house carpenter

And I’m sure he’s a fine young man"

"Forsake, forsake your house carpenter

And come along with me

I'll take you to where the green grass grows

To the shores of the sunny Italy"

So up she picked her babies’ sweet 

And kissed them, one two three

Saying "take good care of your daddy while I’m gone,
Keep him good company"

They were sailin’ about two weeks

I’m sure it was not three
When the youngest of the girls, she came on deck

Sayin’ she wants company.

"Are you weeping for your house and your home?
Is that where you long to be?”
“No, I’m not weeping for my house carpenter,
I’m weeping for my babies three.”

“Oh what are those hills yonder, my love?
They look as white as snow.”
“Those are the hills of the heaven my love
Where you and I’ll never go.”

“Oh what are those hills yonder, my love?
They look as dark as night.”
Those are the hills of hell-fire my love
Where you and I will unite.”

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from Their greatests- Leurs meilleures, released March 26, 2012
Traditional english ballad

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The Irish Bastards Québec

The Irish Bastards est composé de Jean-Philippe Goupil (voix, guitare et banjo ténor), Dylan Perron (banjo et voix), Lisa Demay (violon et voix) et Alexandre Veillette (Mandoline, voix, guitare, podorythmie). En présentant un cocktail de musique traditionnelle québécoise, celtique et bluegrass ils ne manquent pas une occasion pour faire chanter et danser leur publique. ... more

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