The Maid of Fife

The Kerry Boys - Live In the Studio


There once was a troop of Irish dragoons, Come marching down thru Fyfie, O And the captain feel in love with a very bonnie lass, And the name she was called was pretty Peggy-o There's many a bonnie lass in the glen of Auchterlass There's many a bonnie lass in Gairioch-o There's many a bonnie Jean in the streets of Aberdeen But the flower of them all lives in Fyvie, O O come down the stairs, Pretty Peggy, my dear, Come down the stairs, Pretty Peggy-o Come down the stairs, comb back your yellow hair, Bid a long farewell to your mammy-o I never did intend a soldier's lady for to be A soldier shall never enjoy me-o I never did intend to gae tae a foreign land And I will never marry a soldier-o The colonel he cried, mount, boys, mount,boys, mount The captain, he cried, tarry-o O tarry yet a while, just another day or twa Til I see if the bonnie lass will marry-o Long ere we came to the glen of Auchterlass We had our captain to carry-o And long ere we won into the streets of Aberdeen We had our captain to bury-o Green grow the birks on bonnie Ethanside And low lie the lowlands of Fyvie, O The captain's name was Ned and he died for a maid He died for the bonny lass of Fyvie, O