The Makem & Spain Brothers: The Tradition Continues
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There once was a troop of Irish Dragoons
Come marching down through Fife-e-o
And the captain fell in love with a very bonny lass
And her name it was called pretty Peggy-o

There's many a bonny lass in the town of Augherlass
There's many a bonny lassie in the Jeery-o
There's many a bonny Jean in the streets of Aberdeen
But the flower of them all is in Fife-e-o

"Oh, come down the stairs pretty Peggy my dear
Oh, come down the stairs pretty Peggy-o
Oh, come down the stairs, comb back your yellow hair
Bid a long farewell to your mammy-o"

"Oh, I'll give you ribbons love and I'll give you gold
I'll give you a necklace of amber-o
And I'll give you petticoats wi' flounces to your knees
If you will convey me to your chamber-o"

The colonel he cried "mount, mount boys mount"
The captain he cried "tarry-o
Oh tarry for a while, for another day or twa'
'Till I see if this bonny lass will marry-o"

"I never did intend a soldier's lady for to be
I never will marry a soldier-o
I never did intend to gang to a foreign land
And I never will marry a soldier-o"

Long 'ere we came to the town of Augerlass
We had our captain to carry-o
And long 'ere we reached the streets of Aberdeen
We had our captain to bury-o

Green grow the birks on bonny Eithan side
And low lie the lowlands of Fife-e-o
Oh, the captain's name was Ned and he died for a maid
He died for the chambermaid of Fife-e-o