It's forty long miles I've travelled this day

 

Verse 1

It's forty long miles I've travelled this day,
And I saw a small cot by the way,
I never had seen before,
I never had seen before.

Verse 2

Then I stepped up and knocked at the door,
And a sweet pretty maid stepped over the floor,
And aloud she cried - "Who's there?"
And aloud she cried - "Who's there?"

Verse 3

"Why, it rains and it blows, it hails and it snows,
And I shall be wet through all my clothes,
I pray love, let me in!
I pray love, let me in!

Verse 4

"My daddy and mammy are fast asleep,
And my brother's away keeping his sheep,
So I dare not let you in,
So I dare not let you in."

Verse 5

I turned my back round to go,
Some kind affection she did show,
She called me back again,
She called me back again.

Verse 6

Then she came out and let me in,
And I kissed her rosy cheeks and chin,
And I kissed them over again,
And I kissed them over again.