The Cruel Lowland Maid chords with lyrics by Caladh Nua - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Caladh Nua – The Cruel Lowland Maid chords

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[Verse 1]

CIt's of a jolly sailor
Bb F CThat's lately come from sea
CHe dressed himself in tarry clothes
Bb F CHis true love to go see
CHe dressed himself in tarry clothes
Bb F CJust like a sailor's trade
FFor to try the heart of Mary-Ann
Bb F CThe cruel lowland maid
[Verse 2]
CAs Jimmy went a-walking
Bb F CA-by the Riley strand
CDown by his lover's cottage
Bb F CWhere he spied his Mary-Ann
CShe appeared to him like floral
Bb F CAll in the silks arrayed
FBut the thorn was in the bosom of
Bb F CThe cruel lowland maid
[Verse 3]
C"Good morning pretty Mary,
Bb F CI'm glad to meet you here
CBut I feared your inclinations they're
Bb F CNo longer firm me dear
CI'm afeared your inclinations
Bb F CThey have turned some other way" -
F"Oh begone from me" cried Mary-Ann
Bb F CThe cruel lowland maid
[Verse 4]
CAs Jimmy turned to leave her
Bb F CThe sailor said "Behold"
CAnd from his trousers pockets
Bb F CHe pulled out a purse of gold
C"Forgive me now" cried Mary-Ann
Bb F C"For all that I have said,
FYou are welcome to my cottage with
Bb F CYour lovely lowland maid"
[Verse 5]
Dm F"Remember cruel damsel
Bb CThe last words that you said
COh I can lie 'til morning in
Bb F CSome farmers barn or shed
CNow I can lie 'til morning in
Bb F CSome farmers barn or shed"
FAnd away he strayed from Mary--Ann
Bb F CThe cruel lowland maid
[Interlude] F Bb F Bb C C F Bb F Bb C [Verse 6]
CStraight away to another lover
Bb F CThis fair one she did go
C"Have courage now dear Edmund
Bb F CFor with me you must go.
CHave courage now dear Edmund
Bb F CAnd do no me betray.
FWe will kill and rob the sailor boy
Bb F CBefore the break of day"
[Verse 7]
COver hills and lofty mountains
Bb F CThrough dales and swampy lands
CThey travelled with their lanterns
Bb F CAnd their daggers in their hands
CAnd with their lights and lanterens
Bb F CTo light them on their way
F'Til they reached the fateful stable where
Bb F CThe sailor boy he lay
[Verse 8]
Dm FInto his tender bosom
Bb F CmThey plunged the dagger deep
CThey robbed him of his glittering gold
Bb F CAnd left him there to sleep
CSome shepherds herding off their flocks
Bb F CAcross the fields did stray
FAnd they swore against the villain and
Bb F CThe cruel lowland maid
[Verse 9]
COh now the couple is taken
Bb F CAnd sentenced to be hung
CFor the murdering of young Jimmy
Bb F CWho was scarcely in his bloom
CAnd as they swung high in the air
Bb F CThe people all did say
F"For the murdering of the sailor hangs
Bb F CThe cruel lowland maid."
[Outro] F Bb F Bb C C F Bb F Bb C C F Bb F Bb
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