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GUEST,Rumncoke Lyr Req: Haley paley snow on the ground (9) Lyr Req: Haley paley snow on the ground 28 Jul 08


I think I have most of the first part of this song, but suspect I am missing the middle. Can anyone help with this.

Haley paley snow on the ground
the wind blows bitter and raw
a poor young sailor lad dressed up in rags
came to a lady's door

The lady sat up in her window so high
and fixed both her eyes upon him.
'Go away go away you tarry sailor
so ragged and dirty and thin.'

'Oh madam I'm hungry and madam I'm cold.'
the sailor lad cried from the door.
'If you've got a penny to give me,' he said
'I never will want any more.'

'Oh my father my father was drowned in the sea
my mother she cried and she cried
We never again saw a smile on her face
Wi' a broken heart she died.'

I have two more verses - the lady gives a few pennies and the sailor reveals himself to be her William and is invited into the house with promises of greater charity in future, but is that all there is?


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