The Wagoner's Lad

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Traditional, adapted from a beautiful recording by Walker and Jay of Baltimore, MD.


Oh hard is the fortune of all woman kind
They’re always controlled, they’re always confined
Controlled by their parents until they are wives
Then slaves to their husbands the rest of their lives

Oh I am a poor girl my fortune is sad
I've always been courted by the wagoner's lad
He courted me daily, by night and by day
Now he is all loaded and going away

Your parents don't like me because I am poor
They say I'm not worthy of entering your door
I work for my living, my money's my own
And if you don't like it you can leave me alone

Your horses are hungry go feed them some hay
Come sit down here by me as long as you may
My horses ain't hungry, they won't eat your hay
So fare you well darling, I'll be on my way

Your wagon needs greasing, your whip is to mend
Come sit down here by me as long as you can
My wagon is greasy, my whip's in my hand
So fare you well darling no longer to stand


from Walking in Sunlight, released July 6, 2010



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