The Foggy Dew

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Music by Traditional (arranged by Charlotte Milligan Fox)
Lyrics by E.H. Milligan

VERSE 1

 Em              C    D7  G 
Adown the hill I went one morn,

  Em     Am     Em 
A lovely maid I spied,

             C      G      C   D7   G 
Her hair was bright as the dew that wets 

      Em      C       Em 
Sweet Anner's verdant side, 

              Bm        C      D7   G 
"And where go ye, sweet maid?" said I,

    Bm     Em       G7 C 
She raised her eyes of blue,

Em                        C   D7 G 
And smiled and said, "The boy I  wed

       Em          C     Em 
I'm to meet in the foggy dew."

VERSE 2

   Em                  C D7  G 
Go hide your blooms ye roses red 

    Em       Am     Em 
And droop ye lilies rare,

            C    G   C D7 G 
Or you must pale for very shame,

  Em     C       Em 
Before a maid so fair.

              Bm             C  D7 G 
Said I, "Dear maid, will you be my bride?" 

  Bm    Em       G7 C 
Beneath her eyes of blue,

Em                        C   D7 G 
She smiled and said, "The boy I  wed 

       Em          C     Em 
I'm to meet in the foggy dew."

VERSE 3

 Em              C    D7 G 
Adown the hill I went at morn,

  Em      Am    Em 
A-singing I did go,

          C    G C    D7 G 
Adown the hill I went at morn 

    Em       C        Em 
She answered soft and low "Yes,

       Bm      C   D7   G 
I will be your own dear bride 

      Bm   Em          G7 C 
And I know that you'll be true," 

Em                          C   D7  G 
Then sighed in my arms, and all her charms 

     Em         C     Em 
Were hid in the foggy dew.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor B Minor C Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Guitar A Minor B Minor C Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Mandolin A Minor B Minor C Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Piano A Minor B Minor C Major D7 E Minor G Major G7
Ukulele A Minor B Minor C Major D7 E Minor G Major G7