Searching for Lambs

Searching for Lambs







As I went out one May morning,
One May morning betime,
I met a maid, from home had strayed,
Just as the sun did shine.

What makes you rise so soon, my dear,
Your journey to pursue?
Your pretty little feet they tread so sweet,
Strike off the morning dew.

I'm going to feed my father's flock,
His young and tender lambs,
That over hills and over dales
Lie waiting for their dams.

O stay! O stay! you handsome maid,
And rest a moment here,
For there is none but you alone,
That I do love so dear.

How gloriously the sun doth shine,
How pleasant is the air,
I'd rather rest on a true-love's breast
Than any other where.

For I am thine, and thou art mine;
No man shall uncomfort thee;
We'll join our hands in wedding bands
And a-married we will be.
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