English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 53
Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth
2   A I perbadus lady, a | perbadus lady,
A I perbadus | lady was deep to de- | ny. But in old English | land I | vowed to a lady, And I at my re- | turn I must make her my | bride.
3   She I dressed herself in | many rich 'tires
And I in costly | diamonds she plaited her | hair;
A hundred of | slaves she | took to wait on her
And I with her two | maidens she went to him | there.
4   Saying: | Now if you fancy a | perbadus lady, A I perbadus | lady and her fortune is | great. Saying: Now if you can | fancy a | perbadus lady,
You shall have | music to | charm you to your silent | sleep.
5   A I perbadus lady, a | perbadus lady, A I perbadus | lady was deep to | deny.
But in old English | land I | vowed to a lady, And I at my re- | turn I must make her my | bride.
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