The House Carpenter like the glittering gold.
Well, they'd not been gone but about two weeks,
"Well met, well met, my own true love, well met, I know it was not three. When this fair lady
well met," cried he. "I've just returned from began to weep, she wept most bitterly.
the salt, salt sea all for the love of thee."
"Ah, why do you weep, my fair young maid, weep
"I could have married the King's daughter dear, it for your golden store? Or do you weep for
she would have married me. But I have forsaken your house carpenter who never you shall see
her crowns of gold all for the love of thee." anymore?"
"Well, if you could have married the King's "I do not weep for my house carpenter or for any
daughter dear, I'm sure you are to blame. For golden store. I do weep for my own wee babe, who
I am married to a house carpenter, and find him never I shall see anymore."
a nice young man."
Well, they'd not been gone but about three
"Oh, sill you forsake your house carpenter and weeks, I'm sure it was not four. Our gallant
go along with me? I'll take you to where the ship sprang a leak and sank, never to rise
grass grows green, to the banks of the salt, anymore.
One time around spun our gallant ship, two times
"Well, if I should forsake my house carpenter around spun she, Three times around spun our
and go along with thee, What have you got to gallant ship and sank to the bottom of the sea.
maintain me on and keep me from poverty?"
"What hills, what hills are those, my love, that
"Six ships, six ships all out on the sea, seven rise so fair and high?" "Those are the hills of
more upon dry land, One hundred and ten all heaven, my love, but not for you and I."
brave sailor men will be at your command."
"And what hills, what hills are those, my love,
She picked up her own wee babe, kisses gave him those hills so dark and low?" "Those are the
three. Said, "Stay right here with my house hills of hell, my love, where you and I must go."
carpenter and keep him good company."
Then she put on her rich attire, so glorious to
behold. And as she trod along her way, she shown