Don`t sing love songs, you`ll wake my mother
She`s sleeping here right by my side
And in her right hand a silver dagger,
She says that I can`t be your bride.
All men are false, says my mother,
They`ll tell you wicked, lovin` lies.
The very next evening, they`ll court another,
Leave you alone to pine and sigh.
My daddy is a handsome devil
He`s got a chain five miles long,
And on every link a heart does dangle
Of another maid he`s loved and wronged.
Go court another tender maiden,
And hope that she will be your wife,
For I`ve been warned, and I`ve decided
To sleep alone all of my life.