Lissa Schneckenburger: New England fiddler and folk singer

lyrics

The Drowsy Sleeper

source: ďThe Maine Woods SongsterĒ edited by Phillips Barry, 1939

Arise arise you drowsy sleeper, arise arise itís almost day
Thereís someone at your bedroom window a-mourning there so bitterly

Oh who is at my bedroom window a-mourning there so bitterly
Tis I tis I your own true loved one, the boy you always loved the best

Oh Mary dear go ask your father if you my wedded bride shall be
If he says no, love come and tell me and Iíll no longer trouble thee

Oh Willie dear I dare not ask him for he lies in his bed at rest
And by his side a silver dagger to pierce the heart that I love best

Oh Mary dear go ask your mother if you my wedded bride shall be
If she says no, love come and tell me and Iíll no longer trouble thee

Oh Willie dear I need not ask her for she is bound to set us free
So Willie dear go court some other she whispered softly unto me

Oh I can climb the highest tree love and I can rob the eagleís nest
And I can court the prettiest fair maid but not the one that I love best

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