Walking Down Old Green Lane

 
Performed by:
Mick Haywood
Recorded in:
Birstall
Recorded on:
01/07/1999
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett and Dave Lawson
Genre:
Mining - Coal
Keywords:
Children,
Courtship
 

Archival information

TYG:
111
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
3462
Laws id:
Master title:
Walking Down Old Green Lane
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
As Ah was walking down old Green Lane, Ah met a collier lad,
’E winked at me with ’is bonny blue eye, ’n asked me to be ’is darling wife.

2
Ah said, “No, no, Ah’m far too young, far too young for you.”
“The younger you are, the better for me, not quite sixteen years of age.”

3
’E took me away and ’e locked me up, just like a bird in a gilded cage,
An’ now Ah’m the mother of a child, not quite seventeen years of age.

4
Now all ye lasses tek a tip from me, never let a feller get an inch above your knee;
If you do you’ll be just like me, always having kids in twos and threes.

Archival information

TYG:
111
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
3462
Laws id:
Master title:
Walking Down Old Green Lane
Places Cited: