Fair And Tender Ladies

Words and Music by :  
Arranged and adapted by:

Recorded by:    
Bob Harter - LST7330
Odetta - AVRS9117    
Kingston Trio  


Come all ye fair and tender ladies 
Take warning how you court young men 
They're like the stars on a summer's morning 
First they'll appear and then they're gone 

If I had known before I courted 
I never would have courted none 
I'd have locked my heart in a box of golden 
And fastened it up with a silver pin 

Oh don't you remember our days of courting
When your head lay upon my breast
You could make me believe
By the falling of your arms
That the sun rose in the West

Oh I am not a little swallow
I have no wings neither can I fly
I'll sit right down and weep in sorrow
And let my troubles pass me by