"Courting Is A Pleasure" as written by and Nic Jones....
Courting is a pleasure between my love and I
And it's down in yon green valley I'll meet her by and by
Oh way down in yon green valley, she is my heart's delight
Molly, lovely Molly, I will stay 'till broad daylight

Going to church last Sunday my true love she passed me by
I know her mind was altered by the roving of her eye
Well I know her mind was altered by a lad of high degree
Molly, lovely Molly, your looks have wounded me

Up came her love Willy with a bottle in his hand
Saying "Drink this, lovely Molly, for our love will never stand"
Saying "Drink this, lovely Molly, for the bottle flask, go free"
"Ten guineas I'll wager, that married we n'er shall be"

Never marry a fair young maid with a dark and a roving eye
You kiss her and you embrace her and never tell her the reason why
Just you kiss her and you embrace her till you cause her heart to yield
The faint-hearted soldier will never gain the field

Farewell, Ballymourrie, likewise the sweet Bann shore
Farewell the husky braes, will I never see ye more
America lies far away, that land I will go see
And may all bad luck attend the one who parted my love and me

Lyrics submitted by joelm

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