Sovay, Sovay all on a day
She dressed herself in man’s array
With a sword and pistol all by her side
To meet her true love, to meet her true love away did ride.
As she was riding over the plain
She met her true love and did exclaim,
“Your gold and silver, kind sir”, said she
Or else this moment, or else this moment your life I’ll have.”
When she had robbed him al of his store
She said, “kind sir there is one thing more,
A golden ring which I know you have,
Deliver it, deliver it your sweet life to save.”
“Oh, that golden ring a token is,
My life I’ll lose, the ring I’ll save.”
Being tender hearted, just like a dove
She rode away, she rode away from her true love.
Next morning in the garden green
Just like true lovers they were seen
He spied his watch hanging by her side
Which made him blush, made him blush like any bride
“What make you blush at so silly a thing.
I thought to have had your golden ring.
It was I who robbed you all on the plain,
So, here’s your watch, here’s your watch and your gold again.”
“Oh, I did intend, and it was for to know
if you were my true love or no.
And now I have a contented mind,
My heart and all, my heart and all my true love are thine.”