Listen to The Wagoner's Lad song with lyrics from Preston Young

The Wagoner's Lad

Preston Young1 Aug 2008

The Wagoner's Lad Lyrics

The Wagoner's Lad - Preston Young

Oh hard is the fortune of all womankind


They're always controlled;


They're always confined


Controlled by their parents


Until they are wives


Then slaves to their

Husbands the rest of their lives


I've been a poor girl;

My fortune is sad


I've always been courted


By the Wagoner's Lad


He courted me daily


By night and by day


And now he is loaded and going away


"Your parents don't

Like me because I am poor


They say I'm not worthy


Of entering your door


I work for my living;


My money's my own


And if they don't like me

They can leave me alone"


"Your horses are hungry;

Go feed them some hay


Come sit down here

By me as long as you stay"


"My horses ain't hungry;


They won't eat your hay


So fare you well darling;

I'll be on my way"


"Your wagon needs greasing;


Your whip is to mend


Come sit down her

By me as long as you can"


"My wagon is greasy;


My whip's in my hand


So fare you well darling


No longer to stand"