Song – A Maid Went To Dublin


  • Bob Gibson


  • Robert Josiah Music

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A Maid Went To Dublin

A maid went to Dublin
Her markets to learn
To see for her mammy
Three hanks of fine yarn
She met a young man
On the king’s own highway
Which caused this fair damsel
To dally and stray

Come sit down beside me
I mean you no harm
Come sit down beside me
This new tune to learn
Here are three guineas
Your mammy to pay
So leave off your yearning
Till the next market day

She sat down beside him
The grass was so green
The day was the fairest
That ever was seen
“The look in your eyes
Beats a morning in May
I could sit by your side
Till the next market day”

Now as she went homeward
The words he had said
And the tune that he’d sung her
Still rung in her head
“I’ll search for that lad
Be it land or by sea
Till he learns me the tune
On the next market day

New words & music adaptation by Bob Gibson
© Robert Josiah Music

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