Yonder stands a pretty maiden,
she is I do not know,
I'll go court her for her beauty,
Let her answer yes or no.
'Pretty maid, I've come to
If your favour I do gain
And you make me hearty welcome,
I will call this way again.'
down, you're heart'ly welcome,
Sit you down and chat a while,
Sit you down, you're heart'ly welcome,
do not call again?'
'Pretty little maid, I've gold and riches,
Pretty little maid, I've houses and lands,
little maid, I've worldly treasures.
And all will be at your command.'
'What do I care for your worldly treasures?
do I care for your houses and lands?
What do I care for your gold and riches?
All that I want is a nice young man.'
do you dive so deep in beauty?
It is a flower will soon decay,
It's like the rose that blooms in summer
comes, it fades away.'
'My love wears the tarry trousers,
My love wears the jacket blue,
My love ploughs the
deep blue ocean,
So, young man, be off with you.'