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Oh Dear, Rue The Day

This song is by Nic Jones and appears on the live compilation album Unearthed (2001).

Oh dear rue the day ever I married
How I wish I was single again
All this weeping and wailing and rocking the cradle
Rocking a baby that's none of my own

Well I am a young man from the town of Kiandra
I married my old woman to comfort my home
But now she just leaves me and she cruelly deceives me
And she leaves me with a baby that's none of my own

Oh dear rue the day ever I married
How I wish I was single again
All this weeping and wailing and rocking the cradle
Rocking a baby that's none of my own

Well while I'm at work then my wife's on the rantan
Well she's out on the rantan with the other young boys
How she just leaves me and she cruelly deceives me
And leaves me with a baby that's none of my own

So all of you young men who are fixing to marry
Take care that you leave all the flash girls alone
Or by the Lord Harry if the one you should marry
She'd leave you with a baby that's none of your own

Oh dear rue the day ever I married
How I wish I were single again
All this weeping and wailing and rocking the cradle
Rocking a baby that's none of my own
Rocking a baby that's none of my own

Credits Edit

  • Traditional/Arranged Nic Jones
  • Roud Folk Song Index #1601

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