Fair & Tender Ladies

Words & Music:




Come all ye fair and tender ladies


Take warning how you court your men

               Am               G

They're like a star on a summer morning

           Am                      G

They first appear and then they're gone


They'll tell to you some loving story

And they'll make you think they love you well

And away they'll go to court some other

And leave you there in grief to dwell


I wish I was a little sparrow

And I had wings to fly so high

I'd fly to the arms of my false true lover

And when he'd ask, I would deny


Oh love is handsome, love is charming

And love is pretty while it's new

But love grows cold as love grows older

And fades away like morning dew


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