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Rolling in the Dew (i)

The words are from Dorset, England.
The tune is from Sussex, England.
In the other version, Rolling in the Dew (ii), the tune is also from Sussex.
see also: The Milk Maid
MIDI


    O where are you going to, my fair, pretty maid,
    With your red and rosy cheeks and your nut-brown hair ?
    I'm going a-milking, kind sir, she answered me,
         And it's rolling in the dew makes a milkmaid fair.

    Shall I go along with you, my fair, pretty maid,
    With your red and rosy cheeks and your nut-brown hair ?
    Yes, you're kindly welcome, kind sir, she answered me,
         And it's rolling in the dew makes a milkmaid fair.

    Supposing I should lay you down, my fair, pretty maid,
    With your red and rosy cheeks and your nut-brown hair ?
    Then you must help me up again, kind sir, she answered me,
         And it's rolling in the dew makes a milkmaid fair.

    Supposing you should prove with child, my fair, pretty maid,
    With your red and rosy cheeks and your nut-brown hair ?
    Then you shall be the father of it, sir, she answered me,
         And it's rolling in the dew makes a milkmaid fair.

    Supposing I should run away, my fair, pretty maid,
    With your red and rosy cheeks and your nut-brown hair ?
    The devil would run after you, kind sir, she answered me,
         And it's rolling in the dew makes a milkmaid fair.