All Round My Hat

 

 

All Round My Hat

1. My love she was fair and my love she was kind
And cruel the judge and jury that sentenced her away
For thieving was a thing that she never was inclined to
They sent my love across the sea ten thousand miles away
All round my hat I will wear the greenie willow
All round my hat for a year and a day
And if anyone should question me the reason for my wearing it
I tell them my own true love is ten thousand miles away

2. I bought my love a golden ring to wear upon her finger
A token of our own true love and to remember me
And when she returns again we’ll never more be parted
We’ll marry and be happy for ever and a day
All round my hat I will wear the greenie willow
All round my hat for a year and a day
And if anyone should question me the reason for my wearing it
I tell them my own true love is ten thousand miles away

3. Seven, seven long years my love and I are parted
Seven, seven long years my love is bound to stay
Seven long years I’ll love my love and never be false-hearted
And never sigh or sorrow while she’s far, far away
All round my hat I will wear the greenie willow
All round my hat for a year and a day
And if anyone should question me the reason for my wearing it
I tell them my own true love is ten thousand miles away

4. Some young men there are who are preciously deceitful
A-coaxing of the fair young maids they mean to lead astray
As soon as they deceive then, so cruelly they leave them
I’ll love my love for ever though she’s far, far away
All round my hat I will wear the greenie willow
All round my hat for a year and a day
And if anyone should question me the reason for my wearing it
I tell them my own true love is ten thousand miles away