- Kathleen Mullaly Masino - Lead vocal
- Bill Masino - Harmony vocal
- Colin O'Brian - Acoustic Guitar
- Randy Wothke - Snare
- Bryan Blaylock - Bodhran
- We first heard this song as it was done
by The Old Blind Dogs www.oldblinddogs.demon.co.uk/.
Kathleen tries really hard to imitate their accent and sings "Lan-cah-shir".
It nice to be naive enough to believe with this lassie, that her sweat
heart will not only come back from war, but will stay true.
by Lady Butler
- 1) It was
last Monday morning,
I heard them call and say,
- The orders came this afternoon,
- weíre bound to
- For the Lancashire lads have gone abroad,
whatever shall we do?
- Theyíre leaving may a pretty fair maids to cry,
what shall I do?
- 2) Said the
mother to the daughter,
what makes you talk so strange.
- That you want to marry a soldier lad,
- the whole wide
world to range.
- For soldiers they are rambliní boys,
- they have but
- Can they maintain a wife
- on sixteen pence a
- 3) Said the
father to the daughter,
"Iíll have you close confined.
- Youíll never marry a soldier lad.
- Heíll be no son
- If you confine me seven long years
- and after set me
- Iíll go and find my soldier lad
- when I gain my
- My true loved dressed in scarlet
- and turned up with
- And every place the he goes in
- my sweetheart is true.
- For they have sweethearts enough,
- me boys, and girls
to please their minds,
never forget sweat Manchester,
the girls they left behind.