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You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear;
To-morrow 'll be the happiest time of all the blythe new year
Of all the glad new year, mother, the maddest, merriest day;
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May.
There's many a black, black eye, they say, but none so bright as mine ;
There's Margaret and Mary, there's Kate and Caroline ;
But none so fair as little Alice in all the land they say:
So I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May !
I sleep so sound all night, mother, that I shall never wake
If ye do not call me loud when the day begins to break :
But I must gather knots of flowers, and buds and garlands gay;
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May!
As I came up the valley, whom think ye should I see
But Robin, leaning on the bridge beneath the hazel tree!
He thought of that sharp look, mother, I gave him yesterday-
But I'm to be Queen o’ the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o’the May !
He thought I was a ghost, mother; for I was all in white,
And I ran by him, without speaking, like a flash o' light !
They call me cruel-hearted; but I care not what they say ;
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May !
They say he's dying all for love ; but that can never be:
They say his heart is breaking, mother-what is that to me?
There's many a bolder lad 'll woo me any summer day:
And I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o'the May!
Little Effie shall go with me to-morrow to the green;
And you'll be there too, mother, to see me made the Queen :
For the shepherd lads on every side 'll come from far away ;
And I'm to be Queen o’the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o’the May!
The honeysuckle round the porch has wov'n its wavy bowers,
And by the meadow trenches blow the faint sweet cuckoo flowers ;
And the wild marshmarigold shines like fire in swamps and hollows gray;
And I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May!
The night-winds come and go, mother, upon the meadow grass,
And the happy stars above them seem to brighten as they pass.
There will not be a drop o' rain the whole oʻthe livelong day,
And I'm to be Queen oʻthe May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May !
All the valley, mother, will be fresh, and green, and still,
And the cowslip and the crowfoot are over all the hill ;
And the rivulet in the flowery dale will merrily glance and play,
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o’ the May!
So you must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear;
To-morrow 'll be the happiest time of all the glad new year-
To-morrow 'll be of all the year the maddest, merriest day';
For l’m to be Queen o’the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o’the May!

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