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Twas over the hills, it was over the hills
Twas over the hills and the valleys
Where my true love was kept from me
Quite out of spite and malice

I went down to her father's house
Enquiring for my jewel
They answered me, "She is not at home
She is at her uncle's housekeeping."

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So I went down to her uncle's house
Enquiring for my jewel
They answered me, "She is not here,"
Which proved to my heart so cruel

This fair maid hearing of his voice
Put her head out of the window
She says, "My dear, you're welcome here
But locks and bolts do hinder."

He stood a moment all in amaze
All in amaze and wonder
Till straight he drew in a passion flew
And the door he broke asunder

Her uncle's servant, he being at home
Soon after him did follow
He said, "Young man, you must quit this room
Or in your own blood wallow."

He took his true love all by her hand
And his sword all in the other
He said, "If you have more right than I
Take one and fight the other."

So now this couple are in wedlock joined
They do adore each other
They oft time think all of that day
When the door he broke asunder

Writer(s): MARTIN CARTHY

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