Rocking the Cradle

Ian Campbell Folk Group, Ian Campbell

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Year:
1996
2:35
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I am a young man from the town of Kiandra 
I married a young woman to comfort my home 
She goes out and she leaves me and truly deceives me 
She leaves me with a baby that's none o' me own 

CHORUS:
Oh dear, I rue the day ever I married 
How I wish I was single again 
With this weeping and wailing and rocking the cradle 
And rocking the baby that's none o' me own 

While I'm at work, my wife's on the rantan 
On the rantan with some other young man 
She goes out and she leaves me and truly deceives me 
And leaves me with a baby that's none o' me own 

Now all you young men with a fancy to marry 
Be sure you leave those flash gals alone 
Or by the Lord Harry, if one you should marry 
They'll leave you with a baby that's none o' your own 

VersionTwo
On a bright summer's evening I chanced to go roving 
Down by the clear river I rollicked along. 
I heard an old man making sad lamentation; 
He was rocking the cradle and the child not his own. 

cho: Hi ho, hi ho, my laddie lie aisy 
For perhaps your own daddy might never be known. 
I'm sitting and sighing and rocking the cradle, 
And nursin' the baby that's none of my own. 

When first that I married your inconstant mother 
I thought myself lucky to be blessed with a wife. 
But for my misfortune, sure I was mistaken 
She's proved both a curse and a plague on my life. 

She goes out every night to a ball or a party 
And leaves me here rockin' he cradle alone. 
The innocent laddie he calls me his daddy 
But little he knows that he's none of my own. 

Now come all ye young men that's inclined to get married 
Take my advice and let the women alone. 
For by the Lord Harry, if ever you marry 
They'll leave you with a baby that's none of your own. 
(or "and swear it's your own".) 

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Written by: J BAIRD, TRADITIONAL, PD TRADITIONAL

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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