The Nutting Girl
A traditional English song and a morris dance
Sung by John Kirkpatrick & co (Morris On, 1972):
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Now come all you jovial fellows, come listen to me song,
it is a little ditty and it won't contain you long.
It's of a fair young damsel, oh she lived down in Kent,
arose one summer's morning, and she a-nutting went.
With my fallal to me raltallal, whack fol the dear old day,
And what few nuts that poor girl had she threw them all away!
Now it's of a brisk young farmer, who is a-ploughing off his land,
he called unto his horses, to bid them gently stand.
As he sat down upon his plough, all for a song to sing,
his voice was so melodious, it made the valleys ring.
Now it's of this brisk young damsel, who is nutting in the wood,
his voice was so melodious, it charmed her as she stood.
                                                                  she could no longer stay,
and what few nuts, she had, poor girl, she threw them all away.
Well, she came up to young Johnny, as he sat on his plough,
said she: "Young man, I really feel..., I cannot tell you how".
So, he took her to some shady broom, and there he laid her down,
said she: "Young man, I think I feel the world go round and round."
So, come all you local women, this warning by me take,
oh if you should a-nutting go, don't stay out too late.
For if you should stay too late, for to hear that ploughboy sing,
you might have a young farmer, to nurse up in the spring!
Danced in 2013 at the Weldam Castle Fair by Ruud Verhoeven,
squire of Morrisdansgroep Helmond (Helmond Morris Men),
musician: Henk Reints (I'm playing with a very huge paunch;
2 weeks later, 31 liters of fluid (!) were drained from my body in hospital)