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by Thom Moore
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Songwriter(s): Traditional. Arranged Black/Sinnott

Lyrics

First when I came to the town
They called me young and bonny
Now they've changed my name
Called me the Leaboy's honey.

I'll dye my petticoats red
And I'll face them with a yellow
I'll tell the dyester lads
That the Leaboys I've to follow.

It's over hills and dales
And over dykes and ditches
Say will I like the lad
Who wears the moleskin breeches

The black horse draws the cart
And he's as proud as any
Say will I like the lad
That drives them on so canny

Feather beds are fine
And painted rooms are bonny
But I would leave them all
To jog away with Johnny

Oh, for Saturday night
It's I that'll see my dearie
He'll come whistlin' in
When I am tired and weary.

First when I came to the town
They called me proud and saucy
Now they've changed my name
Called me the Leaboy's lassie.

Available on

By The Time It Gets Dark 30th Anniversary Edition Main Releases 2017 Remixed  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs DVD DVD/Video 2008 The Ulster Hall BBC NI (1992)  
Song for Ireland Odd Releases 1998  
By The Time It Gets Dark Main Releases 1987