Irish Folk Song Society
Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society
14it down from harper Quin. Dr. Joyce, in his Old Irish Folk Music and Songs,page 128, gives a version of The Trip we took over the Mountains. I took downthe air and following wordsfrom a country woman in Donegal. C. M. Fox.OVER THE MOUNTAINS.One night as the pale moon was sunk in the deep,I first took a notion to marry;I put on my hat and away I did run;Dont you think I had been. in a hurry?I came to a place where I often had been,My heart gave a leap when my dreamer I seen;I raised up my hat and bade her good een,Saying, Will you come over the mountains?What notion is that youve got in your head?Im glad for to see you so sacy;Tis past 12 oclock, when you should be in bed;Talk low, or my mother will hear you.If I be just shy, my jesting is true;I courted a year, and I think she should do.Before I get sleep Ill get married with you,If you trip with me over the mountain.0 wait for a moment till I get my shoes;My heart gave a leap when I heard the glad news.She flew to the door, saying, I hope youll excuseMy simplicity over the mountains,A/ 4 zVJi ,,..eJjJjJ fiIiijJ1.jIiiJJ1si j1jjJ.Ji .jj!j!JJijIjj 4L15CHARLIE WILLIKEN.Oh, its Charlie Wihiken is my name,A Northman bred and born,And many a happy day I spent on the banks of sweet Lough Erno.Right tan-na-ra, right tan.na-ra-na.da.When Charlie landed on the strand,They took him for the oldest manThat ever left old Ireland.Its Charlie here and Charlie there,And Charlie, where are ye sterrin to?By my faith, says Charlie, Im going to tryMy fortune at the sheerin.Bight tan Be.MISTRESS MORE.Mistress More upon the shore,She had daughters three and four,Eldest one was twenty-four,Married to a sailor.Baloo babe balubala bee,Baloo baloo balubala bee,Baloo baloo balubala bee,Married to a sailor.When the sailors come on shore,They do rattle, they do roar.Happy then is Mistress More,Married to a s .hlor.1. 10 1/11010I - kJ.!JJ J NJ .... - -.. -S.. -.t-.#-. - , .
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