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Moira Cameron Lyr/Tune Req: Twiddles (Janie Meneely) (48) Lyr Add: STILL HER ANSWER TO ME WAS NO 04 Mar 98


How about this one:

STILL HER ANSWER TO ME WAS NO

Traditional;
Source: Ian Robb

Fair maid walking in her garden
But her name I do not know.
I'll go and court her for my pleasure—
Will she answer 'yes' or 'no'?
Oh, sir, oh, no, sir, no.
Still her answer to me was no.

Madam, in your face is beauty,
On your breast there flowers grow
In your bedroom, there is pleasure—
Will I view it, yes or no?
Oh, sir, oh, no, sir, no.
Still her answer to me was no.

My husband is a Spanish captain;
Went to sea a month ago.
First he kissed me, then he left me—
Bid me always answer no.
Oh, sir, oh, no, sir, no.
Still her answer to me was no.

Madam, shall I tie your garter,
Tie it just above your knee?
If my hand, it slips a little higher,
Would you think it amiss of me?
Oh, sir, oh, no, sir, no.
Still her answer to me was no.

Madam and I, we slept together;
Slept until the cocks did crow.
"Open your arms, my dearest jewel—
Open your arms and let me go!"
Oh, sir, oh, no, sir, no.
Still her answer to me was no.


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