The Maid of Sweet Brown Knowe Traditional Irish Song As performed by The Dubliners D G A7 D Come all you lads and lassies and listen to me a while D Bm G A7 I'll sing to you a verse or two that's sure to make you smile D Bm G A7 Concerning a young man I am going to tell you now D G A7 D Who has lately come a courting the maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe. D G A7 D This young man says "My pretty maid, will you come along with me? D Bm G A7 We'll both fly off together and happy we will be D Bm G A7 We'll join our hands in wedlock bands as I'm speaking with ya now D G A7 D And I'll do me best endeavour for the maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe." D G A7 D This fair and fickle young thing she knew not what to say D Bm G A7 Her eyes did shine like diamonds bright and merrily did play D Bm G A7 She says "Young man, your love subdue, for I'm not ready now D G A7 D And I'll spend another season at the foot of the Sweet Brown Knowe." D G A7 D The young man said "My pretty maid, how can you answer so? D Bm G A7 See down in yonder valley where my crops do gently grow D Bm G A7 Down in yonder valley I have horses, men and plough D G A7 D And they're at their daily labor for the maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe." D G A7 D "If they're at their daily labor, kind sir, 'tis not for me D Bm G A7 I've heard of your behavior, I have indeed", says she D Bm G A7 "There is an inn where you call in and I've heard the people say D G A7 That you rap and you call and you pay for all and come home at the break of D day." D G A7 D "If I rap and I call and I pay for all, me money is all me own D Bm G A7 I'll never spend your fortune for I hear that you've got none D Bm G A7 You thought you had me poor heart won by meeting with ya now D G A7 D But I'll leave ya where I found ya at the foot of the Sweet Brown Knowe."