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The Keeper

MIDI

The Keeper

The keeper did a hunting go
And under his cloak he carried a bow
All for to shoot a merry little doe
Among the leaves so green-o.

     Jackie boy (Master) Sing ye well (Very well)
     Hey down (Ho down) Derry derry down
     Among the leaves so green-o
     To my hey down down (To my ho down down )
     Hey down (Ho down) Derry derry down
     Among the leaves so green-o

The first doe she did cross the plain,
The keeper fetched her back again.
Where she is now, she may remain,
Among the leaves so green-o.

     CHORUS

The next doe she did cross the brook.
The keeper fetched her back with his hook.
Where she is now you may go and look
Among the leaves so green-o.

     CHORUS

The keeper did a hunting go.
In the woods he caught a doe.
She looked so sad that he let her go.
Among the leaves so green-o.

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This version by the Weavers.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III