As I Roved Out

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This is a traditional Irish song, recorded by various other artists including Planxty, Loreena McKennitt, and Christy Moore. This is our own Chronilus interpretation of it.

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"As I Roved Out"

Who are you, me pretty fair maid,
Who are you, me honey?
And who are you, me pretty fair maid,
And who are you, me honey?
She answered me quite modestly, I am me mother's darling

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

And will ye come to me mother's house,
When the moon is shining clearly?
And will ye come to me mother's house
When the moon is shining clearly?
I'll open the door and I'll let you in
And divil the one that hear us

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly
So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly
She opened the door and she let me in and divil the one did hear us

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And led him to the stable
She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And led him to the stable
Saying "There's plenty of oats for a bandit's horse,
To eat it if he's able"

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

Then she took me by the lily-white hand
Led me to the table
Then she took me by the lily-white hand
Led me to the table
Saying "There's plenty of wine for a highwayman,
To drink it if you’re able"

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

Then we got up and we made the bed
We made it nice and aisy
Then we got up and we made the bed
we made it nice and aisy
Then I got up and I laid him/her down
Sayin’ “I hope to god you’re/I'm able”

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

And there we lay till the break of day
Divil the one did hear us
And there we lay till the break of day
And divil the one did hear us
Then I arose and put on me clothes
Saying "Lassie, I must leave you"

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

And when will ye pass by again
When will we be married?
And when will ye pass by again
When will we be married?
When broken shells make Christmas bells
I might then get married

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

credits

from Prologue, track released December 14, 2013
Michael - vocals, bass guitar
Caera - vocals, bodhrán
Sonia - djembe
Doug - bazouki
Manfred - electric guitar

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Chronilus Seattle, Washington

Chronilus is a new Celtic Fusion band from the Seattle area. Their enchanting vocal harmonies float over a musical landscape created by historical, traditional, and modern instrumentation, from all around the world.

Forging original compositions & new interpretations from ancient poems, myths, and contemporary works, Chronilus is adrift in the aether of a timeless human experience.
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