Songs > Heather on the Moor
D As I roved out on a bright may morning D G A Calm and clear was the weather D I chanced to roam some miles from home G D A D Among the beautiful blooming heather. Chorus: It's heather on the moor, over the heather Over the moor among the heather I chanced to roam some miles from home Among the beautiful blooming heather It's heather on the moor. As I roved along with my hunting song My heart was light as any feather I met a pretty maid upon the way She was tripping the dew down from the heather. Where are you going to my pretty fair maid Over hill or dale come tell me whether Right modestly she answered me To the feeding of my lambs together. We both shook hands and down we sat It being the finest day in summer We sat till the red setting beams of the sun Came sparkling down among the heather. Now she says I must away My lambs and sheep have strayed from the other But I am loath to part from you As those fond lambs are to part from their mother. Up she rose and away she goes Her name and place I know not either But if I was king I'd make her queen The lass I met among the heather.