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LET HIM GO, LET HIM TARRY (Traditional Irish) Evelyn Knight & The Jesters - 1945 Nat Gonella & His Georgians - 1945 Jean Simmons (feat. in the film "The Way To The Stars") - 1945 Ruby Murray - 1955 Shirley Abicair - 1960 Heloise Love - 2005 The Dew Drops - 2006 The Irish Rovers - 2010 Also recorded by: Gracie Fields; Ottilie Patterson; Canticle; Josef Locke; Mrs. Mills; Joe Loss & His Orch.(vocal: Elizabeth Batey); Geraldo & His Orch.; Patricia Hammond.........and others. Farewell to cold winter, summer's come at last Nothing have I gained, but my true love I have lost I'll sing and I'll be happy like the birds up in the tree For since he has left me, I'll care no more for he Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me and I don't care for him He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy He wrote to me a letter saying he was very bad I sent him back an answer saying I was awful glad He wrote to me another saying he was well and strong But I care no more about him than the ground he walks upon Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me and I don't care for him He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy Some of his friends had a good kind wish for me Others of his friends, they could hang me from a tree But soon I'll let them see my love, and soon I'll let them know That I can get a new sweetheart on any ground I go Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me and I don't care for him He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy He can go to his old mother now and set her mind at ease For she's a mean old woman and very hard to please It's slighting me and talking ill is what she's always done Because I was courting her great big ugly son Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me and I don't care for him He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy ++++++++++ As recorded by RUBY MURRAY: Now Bridget was a colleen with an independent air And Bridget had a sweetheart who was gay and debonair He would woo her, court her, jilt her nearly ev'ry other day Till finally Miss Bridget was heard at last to say Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me, nor I don't care for him He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy Then he wrote to her a letter sayin' he was rather bad She sent him back an answer sayin' she was very glad Then he wrote to her another sayin' he was well and strong But she cared no more about him than the ground he walked upon He can go to his old mother and set her mind at ease For she's an old, old woman, and very hard to please She can say that I am flighty as she has always done 'Cause I don't want to marry her great big ugly son Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me, nor I don't care for him He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy Let him go, let him go Let him go, let him tarry, let him stay He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy The years rolled on and left poor Bridget high upon the shelf And often in the evenin' when she's sittin' by herself She remembers that young fellow, so debonair and gay And wishes oh, so often, he'd never heard her say Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me, nor I don't care for him Let him go, let him go Let him go, let him tarry, let him stay He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy For I'm goin' to marry a far nicer boy (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2012) ++++++++++ As recorded by EVELYN KNIGHT & THE JESTERS: THE JESTERS: Bridget was a colleen with an independent air And Bridget had a sweetheart who was gay and debonair He would woo her, court her, jilt her nearly ev'ry other day Till finally Miss Bridget was heard at last to say EVELYN KNIGHT: Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim He doesn't care for me and I don't care for him He can go and find another that I hope he will enjoy 'Cause I'm gonna marry a far nicer boy Let him go, let him go Let him go, let him tarry, let him stay He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy 'Cause I'm gonna to marry a far nicer boy THE JESTERS: She's gonna marry a far nicer boy EVELYN KNIGHT: He can go to his old mother and set her mind at ease For she's an old, old woman, and very hard to please She can say that I am flighty as she has always done But I don't want to marry her great big ugly son THE JESTERS: Let him go, let him tarry, let him sink or let him swim EVELYN KNIGHT: He doesn't care for me and I don't care for him He can go and get another that I hope he will enjoy 'Cause I'm gonna to marry a far nicer boy THE JESTERS: The years rolled on and left poor Bridget high upon the shelf EVELYN KNIGHT: And often in the evening when she's sitting by herself THE JESTERS: She remembers that young fellow, so debonair and gay EVELYN KNIGHT: And wishes oh, so often, he'd never heard her say KNIGHT: Let him go JESTERS: Let him go KNIGHT: Let him go JESTERS: Let him go KNIGHT: Let him go, let him tarry, let him stay He did, he found another, now nothing's left for me Bring back my bonnie, oh, bring him back to me KNIGHT: Bring him back JESTERS: Bring him back KNIGHT: Bring him back JESTERS: Bring him back KNIGHT: Bring back my bonnie to me He went and found another, now nothings left for me KNIGHT: Bring back my bonnie JESTERS: Bring back my bonnie KNIGHT: Bring back my bonnie JESTERS: Bring back my bonnie ALL: Bring back my bonnie to me (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2012)

    


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