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"