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Wylde Nept: Music & Lyrics

Bridget Flynn

(Wylde Nept)
“…But a bachelor’s life is easy and it’s free!” *Sigh.*
I’ve a nice little house, a cow or two with grass
I’ve a plant garden runnin’ by my door
I’ve a shelter for the hens, a stable for the ass
Now what could a man want more?
I don’t know, maybe so.
But a bachelor’s life is easy and it’s free
Well I’ve lots to look after, but I’m livin’ all alone
Sure there’s no one lookin’ after me
Well me father often tells me, I should go and have a try
To find a girl that owns a bit of land
And I know the way he says it, there’s someone on his mind
And me mother has the whole thing planned
I don’t know, maybe so,
It would mollify them greatly to agree
Now there’s little Bridget Flynn, its her I’d like to win
But she never has an eye for me
Now there’s a little lass, who’s worth her weight in gold
And that’s a decent dowry don’t you see
And I mean to go and ask her as soon as I get bold
If she’ll come and have an eye for me
Will she go? I don’t know.
But I’d love to have her sittin’ on my knee
And I’d sing like a thrush, in a hawthorn bush
If she’d come and have an eye for me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh