American Old Time Song Lyrics: 08 Banbury Cross

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 8

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"Oh! pray, tell me the road to Banbury Cross,
To Banbury Cross," said she,
"For I've missed my way, and am quite at a loss,
They'll wonder what's happen'd to me."
"O Banbury Cross, pretty maiden," he said,
"Is many a mile ahead,
But I'll show the way, that is if I may?"
"I thank you, good sir," she said.

So they journey'd along toward Banbury Cross,
Thro' lanes that were bordered with flowers;
As she coyly spoke of the ferns and moss,
She culled the bright Summer hours.
"At Banbury Cross-, pretty maiden," he said,
"What happy lives must be led;
How I wish, yes, I do. that I lived there, too!"
"And why not, good sir? " she said.

The church bells are ringing at Banbury Cross,
All Banbury Cross is gay!
And afar and near, there rings many a cheer,
For those to be married to-day.
"At Banbury Cross, little wife," said he,
"We'll live When we are wed!"
"And forever and aye, I shall bless the day,
We met on the way," she said.
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