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Who's that knocking at my window

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Who's that knocking at my window

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1. Who's that knocking at my window, knocks so loud and won't come in,

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    ‘tis your own true-hearted lover, rise you up and let him in.

 

+ instrumental = verse (to be played after verses 1,2,3,4)

 

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2. Awake, awake, don't wake my mother,

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    our love's a thing she can't endure.

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    She's been the ruin of many a lover,

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    she'll be the ruin of many more.

 

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3. I’ve come to whisper in your ear, love, do you think it any harm ?

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    I’ve come to wean you of your mother,

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    pray, thrust yourself in your darling’s arms.

 

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4. Awake, awake, don't wake my father, for he is on his bed of rest,

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    and on his breast he carries a weapon to kill the one that I love best.

 

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5. I wish I was some little sparrow, I'd circle like a turtledove,

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    I'd fly away to a lonely valley, and settle down in the land of love.









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