Cold Blow And The Rainy Night
Traditional

Me hat is frozen to me head,
me body is like a lump o'lead,
me shoes have frozen to me feet
from standing at your window.

Let me come in the soldier cried,
cold blow and the rainy night,
let me come in the soldier cried,
I'll never come back again - oh.

Me father's working down the street,
me mother the bedroom keys does keep,
me doors and windows all do creek,
I cannot let you in - oh.

Then she got up and let him in
and kissed his ruby lips and chin,
they went back to bed again
and the soldier, he won her favour.

Then she blessed the rainy night,
cold blow and the rainy night ,
then she blessed the rainy night,
that ever she let him in - oh.

Now you've had your way with me,
oh soldier will you marry me,
no me love, this never can be,
so fare you well forever.

Then she blessed the rainy night,
cold blow and the rainy night ,
then she blessed the rainy night,
that ever she let him in - oh.

Then he got up out of the bed
and put his hat upon his head,
she had lost her maidenhead
and her mammy had heard the jingle.